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Instrument Rentals

Our instrument trial program is economical and risk free. Your monthly payments apply to the purchase price of the instrument, yet you are never obligated to purchase it. You may return a leased instrument at any time and cancel the contract.

The districts and schools listed below have a Groth Music representative who services them regularly. We are currently offering FREE Home Delivery for some school districts who plan to begin band lessons with online instruction during school closures. When you select your school, if free delivery is not an option please contact us to make arrangements.

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*Purchase price varies for new vs. used instruments. To view pricing, select your district, school, and a new or used instrument option from the menus below.
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Instrument Trial Plan FAQs

  • Our trial plans charge NO interest or hidden fees.
  • Our trial plans are flexible and competitive and our School Services staff is committed to making your band or orchestra experience enjoyable and affordable.
  • Groth Music has been proudly serving music students, teachers and professionals since 1939.
  • We are a family-owned Minnesota company.
  • Most school districts are served weekly by a Groth Music representative.
No. you can continue using the instrument for as long as you wish. The flexible Trial Order from Groth Music offers you all of your options every month. If your child finds that band and orchestra is not for them, the instrument may be returned at any time. You may make larger payments or pay off the entire balance at any time once you are certain that you would like to purchase. If you still need time to decide, the Trial Order allows you to continue making monthly payments until the balance is paid in full.
No. Our rates are low, but if you ever decide to buy, you may pay more toward your principle at any time. Some stores include finance charges or other hidden fees on their instrument plans.
Groth Music charges absolutely NO finance charges or hidden fees for the life of your contract!
Your school band or orchestra director selects the brand(s) they feel are the best instruments for your money. Different stores carry different brands and most are made very much the same, making it a matter of personal preference. Major brand student line instruments (like those recommended by your directors) are manufactured with durability in mind while maintaining features of high quality instruments. Groth Music carries most of the major brands for each band and orchestra instrument.
Groth Music offers an inexpensive Maintenance/Replacement Plan on most instruments. This plan covers repairs to the instrument and replacement should the instrument be lost, stolen or damaged beyond repair. All repairs take place in our in-store repair facility and pick-up, delivery, and loaners are available at no additional charge.
You need not make a trip to our store. Groth Music services most schools on a regular basis and everything can be taken care of through your School Services Representative. If you decide to visit us, we are conveniently located on Nicollet Avenue in Bloomington, just two blocks south of I-494.
Some school districts require additional or upgraded accessory items (mouthpieces, swabs, books, brushes) to be included with the trial plans. In addition, our school service representatives have set up your district's trial plan to meet the requirements of your student's music teacher. Your representative will help you get everything you need to make your child's band or orchestra experience a successful one.