Learning a musical instrument is a valuable and priceless achievement. But buying an instrument can be a very expensive undertaking. Renting is another great option that many early learners choose to follow. Whether you’re looking for a rental for your child in school or wanting to learn a new instrument yourself, these places around the Detroit area are able to serve your needs. From rent-to-own instruments to supplies, such as sheet music, these places provide quality service, repairs and instruments of all kinds.
Eastside Music Ltd.
27111 Gratiot Ave.
Roseville, MI 48066
(586) 774-9870

Eastside Music Ltd. has been serving the music community for 35 years. The company carries a full line of instruments including woodwinds, such as the flute and clarinet, along with brass instruments, such as the trumpet and French horn. On top of rentals, which include an easy online form for school rentals, they offer instrument repairs and music supplies, such as sheet music and method instructions.

A&G Central Music
323 E 11 Mile
Madison Heights, MI 48071
(248) 541-6843

Beginning as a repair shop in 1968, A&G Central Music has over 140 years of combined experience in the musical instrument field. Enthusiastic about music-learning and performance, they offer rentals as well as sales on instruments from some of the top quality brands, including Yamaha, Bach, Jupiter and King. A&G Central Music is a member of the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association as well as the National Association of School Music Dealers, serving both students and schools.

McCourt’s Music
3063 12 Mile Rd.
Berkley, MI 48072
(248) 546-4300

McCourt’s Music offers affordable rentals that are rent-to-own. Most instruments are available to rent starting at $25 per month, which includes many popular choices such as trumpets, flutes, violins and percussion kits. Rentals can go up to $60 per month for certain more expensive or larger instruments such as a tenor saxophone, oboe and baritone. Rentals include insurance for damage or theft, and if the rental is paid off early, McCourt’s Music will give a 35% discount within the first year and 30% afterwards. McCourt’s also offers private lessons.

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Detroit Wayne Music Studio
21301 Gratiot Ave.
Eastpointe, MI 48021
(586) 777-7541

Detroit Wayne Music Studio offers a wide range of all school instruments, as well as an extensive selection of saxophones from alto to tenor to baritone and soprano. They are willing to work with customers to get the right instruments into their hands. They also offer repairs and cleaning using Ultrasonic Cleaner, which uses high frequency sound-waves to loosen up fluids within the instrument. Along with lessons for various instruments, they also offer lessons for voice, music theory and acting.

Anderson Music Company
650 North Telegraph Road
Dearborn, MI 48128
(313) 278-0100

Beginning in 1938 with Ernest Anderson and spanning four generations, Anderson Music Company is one of Southeast Michigan’s best music companies. Initially starting as a repair shop from home, Anderson Music has grown to serve over 300 school programs in the region. The flagship store, which opened in 1952, still exists and has expanded to offer quality rentals and service. The company also has locations in Troy and Farmington Hills.

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