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.


Standard Rental Pricing:

Violin all sizes:

Monthly Rental: $ 18.00

Damage Protection Plan(optional): $3.00

Viola all sizes:

Monthly Rental: $ 20.00

Damage Protection Plan(optional): $3.00

Cello all sizes

Monthly Rental: $ 36.00

Damage Protection Plan(optional): $5.00

Double Bass all sizes:

Monthly Rental: $ 56.00

Damage Protection Plan(optional): $8.00

  • 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.
  • Rental maintenance and repair jobs are usually able to be completed immediately  to ensure that your child or you will never miss a concert waiting for your instruments to be fixed. If we can not fix it right away, we will either replace it or lend you one while the repair is being completed.
  • 100% of your first 32 months' rent (excluding insurance) can be applied as credits toward the purchase of any new 4/4 full size instrument.

How to Rent:

The easiest way to rent an instrument is to complete the rental contract online.  You can also use this website to pay your bill and view  account history.

Hard copies of the rental contracts are available in-store and through some music teachers.  You are also able to download the PDF version of the contract below. Fill it out completely and mail, fax or drop it off in person.  If you mail or fax your contract or submit your contract online, we will contact you when your instrument is ready for pick up.

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.

Standard Rental Contract in PDF

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):

Violins- $25 per month

Violas- $32 per month

Cellos- $45 per month

Basses- $62 per month

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 complete a contract indicating the school, instrument and size needed, and submit it to Resonance Violins.  Do not submit a contract to a teacher unless specifically instructed to do so.


Additional Notes:

As of January 2015, 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.