Rental Rates & Information

It is of vital importance for beginning students to choose a well-adjusted instrument to begin their studies with. This will enhance a child's interests in learning music and more likely to continue with it in the long run. All of our rental instruments are hand-crafted in the highest quality possible. We make sure that every single one of our rental instruments are set-up, adjusted, and inspected by our workshop technicians to professional standards. This will ease the technical aspects of learning the instrument both for your child and the teacher. This is why we have gotten so many good feedback from teachers we have served in our community.


Rental Pricing:

Violin all sizes:

*3-Month Trial Rental: $22.00
(rate available May - Mid-November)
Monthly Rental: $ 18.00
Monthly Damage Protection Plan (optional):  $3.00

Viola all sizes: 
*3-Month Trial Rental: $24.00
(rate available May - Mid-November)
Monthly Rental: $20.00
Monthly Damage Protection Plan (optional):  $3.00

Cello all sizes: 
*3-Month Trial Rental: $50.00
(rate available May - Mid-November)
Monthly Rental: $36.00
Monthly Damage Protection Plan (optional):  $5.00

Bass all sizes: 

*3-Month Trial Rental: $95.00
(rate available May - Mid-November)
Monthly Rental: $ 56.00
Monthly Damage Protection Plan (optional): $8.00

*The initial term covers three (3) months from contract date following which the lease will automatically renew on a monthly basis. Optional Damage Protection for trial rate is a one-time charge of $5.00 which covers the entire 3 month trial period and applies to all instruments (violin, viola, cello & bass). 

Rental Notes: 

  • All rentals come with an outfit including the instrument, case, bow, and all other necessary accessories you would need to begin your musical journey 
  • When your child is ready to move up in sizes, you may exchange your instrument anytime at no cost. 
  • Most rental maintenance and repair jobs can be completed immediately which ensures that your child or you will never miss a concert waiting for you instrument to be fixed. If we cannot fix it right away, we will either exchange the instrument with a replacement or lend you an instrument while the repair is being completed. 
  • 100% of your first 32 months' of continuous rental payments (excluding insurance can be applied as credits toward the purchase of any new 4/4 size instrument. 

How to Rent:

The easiest way to rent an instrument is to complete the rental contract online.  You can use this website to pay your bill and view account history as well. Rental contracts can also be completed in-store any time during our business hours (Tuesday - Saturday from 10 AM - 6 PM and Saturday from 10 AM - 4 PM). 

During our busy season, usually at the beginning of the school year, we do advise you to call ahead to check that we have the instrument/size in stock before making the trip. If we do not have the instrument in stock at the time, we can usually get one ready for you in about 5-7 days (busy season) or 3-5 days (off season). Please don't hesitate to call us or email us if you have any question regarding this process.

We also offer an exclusive selection of higher quality rental instruments and bows as an option particularly for student that have advanced out of the beginning levels. There is a price difference when renting this selection of instruments because of the higher quality in sound and craftsmanship.

Advanced Premium Selections Pricing (In-store & Select Sizes ONLY):
*Premium Selections are not eligible for the 3-Month Trial Rate*

Violins- $25 per month 
Damage Protection Plan (optional): $3.00

Violas- $32 per month
Damage Protection Plan (optional): $3.00

Cellos- $45 per month
Damage Protection Plan (optional): $5.00

Basses- $62 per month 
Damage Protection Plan (optional): $8.00

Premium Rental Contract Download in PDF


For your convenience, we offer free delivery to participating schools in addition to in-store pickup.  To have an instrument delivered to your school please select "Free Delivery to School" (participating schools only) when completing the rental contract online.  

Delivery Policy: 

To guarantee on-time delivery at the beginning of the school year, new contracts must be received two (2) weeks prior to the first week of school.  Contracts received less than two (2) weeks before the first week of school are not guaranteed inclusion with the first round of deliveries but will be filled as quickly as possible.  

Additional Notes:

We require all of our rental customers to have a valid credit card number on file while an instrument is being rented. This information is required as part of the rental application approval process regardless of your monthly payment method. Debit cards are not accepted. The credit card holder becomes the responsible party for the account and should be the applicant on the contract.

Absence of a valid credit card, permanent residence outside of Pennsylvania and other situations at the discretion of Resonance Violins require a refundable deposit of $250.

QUESTIONS? Please visit our Rental FAQ page for more information!