Instrument Trial Plan FAQs

Why should I choose Groth Music over another music store?
  • With our instrument Trial Order plan, you pay NO INTEREST or hidden fees.
  • Our plans are flexible and competitively priced.
  • We are a family-owned Minnesota company serving music students and professionals Since 1939. We know the music business and are trusted by the music community.
  • Most Twin Cities area school districts are served weekly by a Groth Music representative.
  • Full service, on-site repair shop.
Must I eventually purchase the instrument?

No. You can continue renting the instrument for as long as you wish, or return it to us at any time and cancel the contract. If your child finds that band or orchestra is not for them, the instrument may be returned. On the other hand, if you are certain that you would like to purchase the instrument, you may make larger payments along the way or pay off the entire balance at once . If you still need time to decide, the Trial Order allows you to continue making monthly payments until the balance is paid in full and you own the instrument.

Is it to my disadvantage to make an early payoff?

No. While some stores include finance charges or other hidden fees for early payoff on their instrument plans, at Groth you may pay more toward your principle at any time without penalty.

Groth Music charges absolutely NO finance charges or hidden fees for the life of your contract.

What brand and model of instrument will I receive?

Your school band or orchestra director selects the instrument for your rental package that they feel is the best option for your money. In many cases, more than one brand may be authorized. Reputable music stores carry a variety of brands and most are made very much the same. Major brand name student line instruments (like those recommended by your directors) are manufactured with durability and playability in mind, at a price point that is affordable for beginners.

Groth Music carries most of the major brands for each band and orchestra instrument, including from manufacturers such as Yamaha, Conn-Selmer, Gemeinhardt, B.A.C. and others. If you wish to discuss the particulars of your instrument in detail, please contact us. Regardless of where you decide to rent or buy, we urge you to beware of low quality instruments that have become prevalent in the marketplace in recent years.

Am I responsible for repairs on the instrument? What if it is lost or stolen?

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.

Wouldn't it be more convenient working through a store closer to my home?

You don't need to make a trip to our store. Groth Music services most schools in the Twin Cities 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. Need books or other supplies? These can be ordered through our website and delivered to your child's school with no delivery fee.

Why do Trial Plan packages and prices differ somewhat from one school distrcit to another?

Some school districts require that additional or upgraded accessory items (mouthpieces, swabs, books, brushes) be included with the trial plans. Our school service representatives have set up your district's trial plan to meet these requirements and those of your student's music teacher, resulting in a rental package tailored to their specifications. Your representative will help you get everything you need to make your child's band or orchestra experience a successful one.

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