Welcome to the most competitive and flexible musical instrument rental program in Texas & New Mexico! Many parents choose to rent an instrument, especially for students who might want to try several instruments before settling on one. Our rental program makes it easy, with low monthly payments, and instrument repair services.


Rent Your Instrument
Until you own it, or until you return it, it is up to you.

Return Any Time
No long term commitment. Simply bring the instrument back to end the rental.

Repair & Replacement Coverage
We'll take care of routine repairs, accidental damage, and loss due to fire or theft.*

Rewards Points
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Easy Exchanges
If your student needs to change instruments, we make it easy by transferring your payments over to the new instrument.

Purchase Outright and Save
At any point during the rental you can pay off your instrument balance in full; if you choose to do so, then you will save 30%!


Orchestra Instrument Sizing Guide

With Orchestra instruments it is very important to select the correct instrument size so that playing is as easy and comfortable as possible.

Using a tape measure or yardstick, measure the distance between the middle of the left-hand palm and the player’s neck. Lift the left arm and extend it fully to the side, palm facing upward, fingers flat and straight out. Place the yardstick under the chin, touching the neck and then determine the measurement from the neck to the center of the palm. Don’t allow for any slack. Once you have the size in inches, use the size charts, below, to determine the student's size. For players in between sizes, always select the smaller size.

Violin Measurements

Measurement

Less than 14 1/4″
14 1/2″ – 15 1/2″
15 3/4″ – 16 1/2″
16 3/4″ – 18 1/2″
18 3/4″ – 20”
20 1/4″ – 21 1/2″
21 3/4″ – 23”
23 1/4″ and over

Instrument Size

1/32 size Violin
1/16 size Violin
1/10 size Violin
1/8 size Violin
1/4 size Violin
1/2 size Violin
3/4 size Violin
4/4 size Violin

Viola Measurements

Measurement

18 3/4″ – 20”
20 1/4″ – 21 1/2″
21 3/4″ – 23”
23 1/4″ – 24 1/2"
24 7/8″ – 25 5/8″
25 7/8″ – 26 3/8″
26 3/8″ – 27 1/8″
Over 27 1/4″

Instrument Size

11″ Viola
12” Viola
13” Viola
14” Viola
15″ Viola
15 1/2″ Viola
16″ Viola
16.5″ Viola

Cello Measurements

Measurement

18” - 20“
20” - 22“
22” - 24“
24” or Over

Instrument Size

1/4 size Cello
1/2 size Cello
3/4 size Cello
4/4 size Cello


3 Simple Ways to Get Your Instrument

Store Pickup
You can pick up your instrument for free at your local Tarpley Music. Find your local store

School Delivery
Free delivery with one of our Education Rep's weekly visit to your school.

Ship to Home
Free shipping right to your home. Saves you time and let's you skip the line!


Instruments Available for Rental

Woodwind

  • Clarinet
  • Flute
  • Alto Saxophone

Brass

  • Trumpet
  • Trombone

Percussion

  • Snare Drum Kit
  • Bell Kit
  • Xylophone

Orchestra

  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Cello

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