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"Better Than Rent" Instrument Trial Purchase program

"Better Than Rent" Instrument Trial Purchase program

An instrument program that grows with your emerging musician.

Our program for beginning music students offers quality educator-approved band & orchestra instruments with an easy plan that’s affordable, flexible, and risk-free.

Educator-Approved Instruments

Educator-Approved Instruments

Low Monthly Payments

Low Monthly Payments

Flexible Exchanges & Easy Returns

Flexible Exchanges & Easy Returns

Expert Repair & Maintenance Plan

Expert Repair & Maintenance Plan

Schmitt Music’s “Better Than Rent” Instrument Trial Purchase program gives your child the chance to start school band or orchestra with a quality-controlled, educator-approved instrument.

Simply select your instrument today, choose a delivery option, and make low monthly payments. You’ll have flexibility with all the time you need to know if your child will continue to play, and you can switch instruments or cancel at any time. IT’S EASY – GET STARTED!

Program features:

Schmitt Music’s Trial Purchase Plan is better than renting – 100% of your payments apply toward the price of your instrument, and you earn credit toward an upgrade. Plus, you get peace of mind with our “Worry-Free” Maintenance Plan and hassle-free unlimited return policy. We work with your school director to ensure that you get what you need, when you need it – in our stores, online, delivered to you or your school.

  • Educator-approved instruments from top brands
  • Low monthly payments until balance is paid
  • 0% Interest / no hidden charges; 100% of payments apply
  • Easy instrument exchanges and returns if you need to cancel
  • Free orchestra size-ups (for growing music students)
  • Unbeatable trade-up program when it’s time to upgrade
  • Worry-Free Maintenance Plan
  • Expert instrument repair techs, and full-service luthier shop
  • Regular school visits by our Educational Representatives
  • Educator-approved instruments from top brands
  • Low monthly payments until balance is paid
  • 0% Interest / no hidden charges; 100% of payments apply
  • Easy instrument exchanges and returns if you need to cancel
  • Free orchestra size-ups (for growing music students)
  • Unbeatable trade-up program when it’s time to upgrade
  • Worry-Free Maintenance Plan
  • Expert instrument repair techs, and full-service luthier shop
  • Regular school visits by our Educational Representatives
kids playing instruments

How it works:

Enroll & Enjoy The Music

Select your student’s instrument, provide contact details and check out. You make an initial payment that covers the beginning trial period and optional accessories or books. After that, you simply keep the instrument and make low monthly payments until the balance is paid. You may pay off your balance, return your instrument, or switch instruments at any time.

For STRING Students

String instruments are available in many sizes, and Schmitt Music’s “Free Size-Up” program keeps pace with your growing child. You can trade up in size so the instrument is always a good fit – for free! When you choose to upgrade to a full-size instrument outfit, 100% of the payments you’ve made to date (on your current instrument) can apply toward the purchase of your next string instrument (up to the full value).

Up-size, Upgrade or Exchange

We make it easy to exchange if your child decides to switch to a different band instrument. When it’s time to upgrade your instrument, 100% of the first 12 payments you have made will apply toward the purchase of a new performance-level instrument.

Questions? Ready to enroll?

Please use the contact us page to submit an inquiry. Ready to begin your child’s musical journey with our “Better Than Rent” program? Visit your nearest Schmitt Music store or ORDER ONLINE NOW!

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