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All of us at Creative Music are committed to helping you or your child find the instrument that will provide a fun and rewarding musical experience. Use the information below to learn more about the instruments we rent. We also provide lessons for select instruments.

If you have any questions or are unsure which instrument to choose for you or your child, please contact us. Everyone at Creative Music is passionate about music and can help steer you in the right direction.

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Woodwind Family

Creative Music provides woodwind instrument rentals such as flutes,
piccolos, clarinets, tenor saxophone, alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, and oboe.

The two types of woodwind instruments are flutes and reed instruments. Flutes and piccolos are used by blowing a stream of air below a small hole and down a tube. Reed instruments such as clarinets, saxophones and oboes are used by blowing air into a mouthpiece with a reed, which causes it to vibrate. Learn more about each instrument below.


Brass Family

Creative Music offers brass instrument rentals for trumpets, trombones, french horn and baritone horn.

Brass instruments are used by vibration of air through the tube in sync with the vibration of the player’s lips. Valved instruments are operated by the player’s fingers and when pushed introduce new tubing to the airflow, thus changing the pitch. Slide instruments use a slide to increase or decrease the length of tube. Learn more about each instrument below.



Creative Music offers rentals of percussion instruments such as a snare kit, bell kit, and combo kit. We also provide private lessons for drums.
Percussion instruments are typically sounded by being struck, scraped or rubbed with a mallet or beater. Most often, you’ll have pitched percussion instruments, such as the bell kit, which produces notes with a noticeable pitch, or unpitched percussion instruments, such as a snare drum. Learn more about these instruments below.


String Family

Creative Music provides rentals of String Instruments such as the viola, violin, cello, and upright bass. We also offer lessons for these instruments, and lessons for guitar, bass guitar, and ukulele as well.
String instruments are played by either plucking or strumming the strings with your fingers, or rubbing the strings with a bow. The vibration of the strings creates an echo within the hollow cavity, which makes the sound more audible. Learn more about each instrument below. See the sizing chart here.


Piano & Voice

Creative Music provides lessons for piano and voice. We also sell keyboards and audio equipment as well.

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If you know what instrument you need and the correct size, click a link below to get started. You can easily rent and submit payment online, or you can choose to rent in person by downloading our rental form and visiting our store.



The Creative Music Center is a Top 100 Music Store in Monroe, Connecticut, offering Music Lessons, Instrument Rentals, and Repairs.

At Creative Music Center, we love making musicians! Our goal is to make music fulfilling, enriching, and joyful for every person who uses our services and buys our products. We strive to make music education fun and/or rewarding, and/or fulfilling. And we work towards helping every musician – whether a first-time student or someone aspiring for the big stage – build their self-esteem.
Here at Creative Music Center, there’s nothing we like better than meeting and talking with musicians, supporting parents of young musicians, and encouraging new band students. We think our passion for music is contagious and what makes us the only store in Connecticut named a Top 100 retailer by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) year after year. Stop into the store or give us a call and become a part of our musical community!