You can start the rental program on-line or stop by one of our shops so our friendly staff can help outfit your student with the proper instrument. We specialize in string instruments!
Music stores are good for band -- K.C. Strings is GREAT for orchestra! We rent, sell & repair string instruments used by beginning students up through symphony professionals.
•NO INTEREST CHARGES for rental.
•NO INSURANCE CHARGES for instrument maintenance and accidents -- no extra charge.
•NO UPGRADE CHARGES for larger sizes.
•Selection of high quality violins, violas, cellos, & basses in all sizes.
•Credit from rental fees applied to purchase of an instrument.
•Professional repair on premises.
•Payments automatically charged to debit card, credit card or bank draft.
•You can also rent on-line from our website!
12 Month Rental (25% Savings)
* All rental fees subject to sales tax. *Rentals outside the K.C. Metro area 12 month rental only.
Books, music stands, shoulder rests & other accessories available at extra cost.
Merriam: 5842 Merriam Drive, Merriam, KS 66203 - just west of I-35 off Johnson Drive. For more directions and a map, see our website kcstrings.com/rent. Merriam Phone: (913) 677-0400.
K.C. Strings has great teachers for private lessons!
More Helpful Information
About K.C. Strings Instrument Rentals
Click for K.C. Strings Rental Purchase Agreement. 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. If you are outside the Metro Kansas City area you can order on-line.
For further information about studio hours, teachers & policies, please see our lessons pages.
The most important instrument
in a student's musical
development is the first one.
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?"
almost never meet the required school specifications
and frequently need repair right out of the box.
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.
It is not an overstatement to say that a student taking private lessons improves more in one month than he or she would over the course of an entire year without them. Furthermore, lessons improve the likelihood that a child will enjoy playing, devote more time to practice, and rise through the ranks of his or her school ensembles. Unlike many extracurricular activities, including sports, playing music is a gift that can be enjoyed forever — so entrust your budding musician to a private teacher who will foster his or her talents and instill a lifelong love of music!
And lest we forget: one is never too old begin lessons! Adults of all ages and skill levels benefit from individual study. It’s a terrific outlet for self-expression, to ease the stresses of daily life, and to entertain oneself, family, and friends. Find a teacher whom you’re comfortable with and who can make lessons fun!