Rental Agreement Form

Rent An Instrument

A few simple steps and you will be on your way to making music with a quality instrument from Kidder Music Service. To get started, select your school from the list below. If you don't see your school, or this isn't a rental for school, select "Not Listed" to continue.



Your Instrument

Great! Now it is time to select the instrument you will be playing. The list below shows the instruments available based on your school selection.


Instrument Type

Band Instruments and Full Size String instruments are on a rent-to-own program. As you rent, you will be paying towards the purchase of the instrument. But don't worry! You can return the instrument at any time, or exchange it for another instrument. Below, you can select from New, Previous Rented, or Used instruments. They have all been through our shop and will play perfectly. Previously Rented instruments are like new with only minor wear. Used instruments may have wear or scratches to the finish, but are guaranteed to be in good playing condition. Regardless of your choice, your initial payment will be the same, but it will affect your payments after the introductory period, and your purchase price.

If you are renting a partial size string instrument, just click next!


Pick Instrument Type

Introductory Rate Reg. Monthly Payment Purchase Price**

** Early Payoff Discount of 30% is available.


Now that you have your instrument picked out, it is time to get the other things your student will need to succeed. Below are the items requested by your teacher. This includes the method book you will using, consumable items like reeds, a kit for taking care of your instrument, and a folding music stand for practicing at home. If you already have one or more of these items, you can modify the list now. Click next when done.


Your Instrument
Down Payment (2 Months)

Recommended Accessories

Accessory Price Quantity
Total (Taxes Not Included)


You're almost finished! Your payment today will pay for the first two months of rent at our introductory rate. After that payments at your regular rate will be due by the 25th of each month.  Your statement will be available online on the 1st of each month.   You will receive an email notice when it is ready. To make things even easier for you, we will bill the credit card you use today for your monthly payments automatically.  Automatic payments are processed on or after the 15th of each month. If you wish to make your payments manually, we will need to get a little more information from you so that we can run a light credit check. For your security, we ask you to call us at 309-692-4040 during business hours to provide your Social Security Number. Go ahead and complete your order, and we will hold it till we hear from you.


Important Information About Your Rental

Your monthly payment includes a few dollars (see your contract, or the figures on step 3) for maintenance and repair. Should anything happen to damage your instrument, or should it just need a once-over to keep it in good playing condition, it will be taken care of at no additional charge. So rest easy. Be sure to bring your instrument in, or contact us to pick it up at your school, for maintenance at least once a year. Our program is meant to be simple and flexible. You can return or exchange your instrument at any time. Your student wants to play flute instead of trumpet? We can do that! Need to cancel your rental because they don't want to continue in band or orchestra? We will be sad... but we can do that! Did you rent a used instrument and want to upgrade to a new one? We can do it! Let us know what you need, and we will take care of it.