Here are some local music stores that can help with rentals, equipment, strings, etc:
Performance Music, Main St, Woburn 781-938-6411
K&C Music, Norwood 781-769-6520
Johnston Strings, Newton 800-359-9351
The Music Place, Main St., North Reading 978-664-6213
Tewksbury Music 978-851-6700
David French 508-366-5994
A representative from David French will be at our parent information meeting on Wednesday, September 14 to assist with rental sign ups. David French sends a representative to WPS once a week to pick up or drop off instruments, and send supplies. If you have an issue with your instrument, this is a really convenient way to deal with this. They have loaners that can be used while your instrument is in the shop.
To Rent or Buy... that is the question.
Buying a string instrument is a really appealing proposition. I know you can find them pretty cheap on Craig's List, eBay, and Amazon, but I strongly suggest that all beginning students (including those that have been playing for less than 3 years) RENT their first instrument.
Here are a few benefits to renting an instrument:
Once you you are in a full sized (4/4) instrument, you are in a better position to purchase, instead of rent. At that point, I suggest visiting your local music store, or a strings specialty store to see what they have. A used instrument can be better than a new one! Make sure you play the instrument - do not purchase the instrument sight-unseen.
Local Music Stores (Supplies & Rentals)
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