Have you been searching for instrument rentals from a local music store? Greenville, SC has several where you can rent instruments for your kids. Whether your child is joining an ensemble at school or taking private lessons, renting is a great way to try an instrument. We have compiled a list of places that rent student instruments across the Upstate to help you in your search.
Reasons to Rent an Instrument
Try it out! Renting an instrument at first is a great way to see if a child really has a passion for that musical instrument. It also helps them to figure out what features or style they want in the one they (or you) invest hard-earned money into.
Children Grow! Additionally, many instruments come in different sizes. As children grow, they’ll need to move up to larger-sized instruments. There’s no point investing huge amounts of money into an instrument they’ll outgrow 6 months from now.
Online Purchase Problems! Finally, there’s the eBay problem. Parents of new musicians may try to do some shopping online. Know that eBay and similar sites are not a great place to buy an instrument. The prices are often very appealing when compared to local shops. But, instruments often arrive in an unplayable condition. Teachers see incomplete instruments and items that are more toys than instruments when purchased from eBay and similar sources.
Such things can create a lot of frustration for beginners just starting out on their instrument, or they can simply be a complete waste of money when you have to replace an unplayable purchase. If you really prefer to buy, please be sure to check with your child’s teacher. There are reputable online instrument stores where you can often get a little bargain and a quality instrument at the same time.
Places to Rent Musical Instruments Near Me: Greenville and Spartanburg, South Carolina
There are several locations around the Upstate where you can not only rent instruments but get lessons and other services.
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1487 W.O. Ezell Boulevard, Spartanburg SC
2463 Laurens Road, Greenville SC
Guitar Center is one of the most popular music stores Greenville, SC has to offer. They have rental packages for guitars, basses, keyboards, and drum kits. They also offer all the necessary sound equipment needed for some of those instruments. Equipment availability varies, call to find out what each store has available. In addition to rentals and sales, they also provide repairs, stringed instrument maintenance, and instruction. If you need a music accessory, they probably have it.
150 Tanner Road, Greenville SC
This store specializes in rental programs for students. They will help your child decide what instrument is best suited to their strengths and interests. They provide rentals on wind instruments, string instruments, and percussion, as well as instruction.
1025 Woodruff Road, Ste. 104, Greenville, SC
1450 W. O Ezell Boulevard Suite 400, Spartanburg, SC
Offering instrument repairs, rentals, and lessons, Music & Arts also has summer camps as well as open mic nights.
1312 N. Pleasantburg Drive, Greenville SC
Pecknel Music offers rentals on string instruments, wind instruments, and percussion as well as a rent-to-own program on new and used instruments. You can take lessons at the store and get repairs done also.
551 E. Main Street, Spartanburg SC
Roper Music offers rentals on wind, guitar, and percussion instruments. They also offer repairs and instructional lessons for a variety of instruments.
200 Spartanburg Highway South, Lyman SC
Lyman Music rents orchestral instruments. They also provide rentals on guitars, drums, and audio equipment, as well as repairs and instruction.
Are you a part of the music community?
For more lesson options, see our list of music ensembles and lessons near Greenville, SC.
Join an ensemble like band or orchestra, and take lessons all at the Lawson Academy of the Arts at Converse University in Spartanburg!
This article was originally written by Melanie Coblentz and has been updated by the Kidding Around Team.