Instrument Rental/Purchase Information

All Skinner musicians have the option of borrowing a used instrument from the school that can be used throughout the year. Students and guardians must sign and return a Denver Public Schools Instrument Agreement form in order for students to use the instruments and take them to and from school. All students received a copy of this contract at the beginning of the school year.

There are also many options for purchasing or renting a student instrument. On this page, you will find information about music stores, popular and reliable instrument brands, and how to care for each individual instrument.

Instrument Stores

Below are just a few the music stores nearby where you can find more information about purchasing or renting an instrument.

Flesher Hinton Music - 44th Ave. & Gray St. in Wheat Ridge (rental info found here)

Golden Music - Colfax & Miller, just west of Kipling in Lakewood (rental flyer found here)

Mi Vida Strings - 72nd & Lowell in Westminster

Rockley Music - Colfax & Carr in Lakewood

Kolacny Music - Broadway & Jewell in Denver

Woodwind Brasswind - www.wwbw.com - Reputable online instrument retailer

Instrument Brands

Flute - Yamaha, Gemeinhardt, Armstrong, Pearl, Jupiter

Clarinet - Leblanc, Vito, Bundy, Selmer, Buffet

Saxophone - Yamaha, Selmer, Vito, Cannonball

Trumpet - Selmer/Bach, Yamaha, Getzen, Jupiter

Trombone - Conn, King, Yamaha, Getzen, Jupiter

Euphonium - Yamaha, Jupiter


String Instruments come from a variety of brands and makers. If you would like any advice or recommendations on band or string instrument brands, models or sizing before purchasing, please feel free to contact me, I am happy to help!