Violin, Viola, Cello & Bass Rentals

We have the largest selection of string instruments
for beginning, intermediate and advanced students,
fractional sizes and full size!

Stop by the shop so
our staff can help you outfit your student.

Student Violin, Student Viola, Student Cello & Student Upright Bass (Double Bass)

If you are coming to K.C. Strings to pick up your rental instrument, save time by filling the Rental Purchase Agreement at home. Bring in the filled out Rental Purchase Agreement for faster service.

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Click for K.C. Strings Rental Purchase Agreement (For your convenience, you can print out the form, fill it out and bring it in. If you are out of the Metro Kansas City area you can fax it to us with a copy of your Driver's License. Fax: (913) 677-4506)

K.C. Strings Step Up Rental Program

K.C. Strings Studio offers lessons with excellent instructors for all levels of stringed instrument students. Our studio is adjacent to the shop. We're located right off I-35 and Johnson Drive in Merriam, KS, easily driveable from downtown Kansas City, Mission, Shawnee, Lenexa, Olathe, Leawood and Overland Park in Johnson County, Kansas City, KS in Wyandotte County, as well as Parkville, Gladstone, and North Kansas City, MO.

For further information about studio hours, teachers & policies, please see our lessons pages.

Main School Districts & Cities Served
Missouri Kansas 
Blue Springs
Lee's Summit
North Kansas City
Park Hill
St. Joseph
Blue Valley
Bonner Springs
Dodge City
Fort Scott
Garden City
Junction City
Kansas City
Overland Park
Shawnee Mission
Spring Hill


The most important instrument
in a student’s musical development
is the first one.


Chances are, you’ve done some homework and you’ve noticed that there are lots of bargain string instruments online for purchase. 


You may ask yourself, “What’s the harm in getting one of these bargain instruments until my child has figured out whether they want to continue playing?”


Bargain string instruments
almost never meet the required school specifications
and frequently need repair right out of the box.


They often have unfitted bridges, substandard strings, pegs that won’t turn smoothly, warped fingerboards and other problems that must be fixed before the instrument is playable.


Many repair shops refuse to guarantee work on these instruments, because they frequently don’t sound any better once the repairs are completed.  So you are stuck with an unplayable instrument that has cost hundreds of dollars more than you expected it to.  A poorly made instrument will actually make learning to play a frustrating experience for your student and will make it far less likely that they will continue playing.


A well made instrument has a good tone and easy mechanics that support player development, encouraging students to practice and unlocking their musical potential. The more rewarding the initial experience, the more likely it is that your child will continue to play.


At K.C. Strings, our beginner instruments are set up to ensure that your student has the best possible chance for success right from the start.