Woodwind Rentals

Rent Saxophones, Clarinets, Flutes and Oboes Locally

Renting instruments through The Music Room is a great option. Because we’re local, it’s easy to stop in and get your instrument looked at or repaired (all covered through your contract). Upgrade to a different instrument at any time.

Saxophone Rental

Learning the saxophone can be a great starting point in a child’s music education. Young saxophonists can play in large ensembles including concert, jazz and marching bands. The saxophone family includes four basic types: the Bb (B flat) soprano, Eb alto, Bb tenor and Eb baritone. The most popular and best beginning instrument is the Alto saxophone. Despite being made from brass, the saxophone is categorized as a woodwind instrument, as the sound is produced by an oscillating reed. The saxophone is considered a key instrument in nearly all genres of music, but especially jazz.

What the saxophone sounds like:

Brands We Carry: Keilwerth, King, Selmer, Vito

Alto Sax Rental Monthly Cost: $55* *includes rental and repair

CALL FOR AVAILABILITY

Reserve Online
To reserve a saxophone, complete the online form or visit the store. We will help you complete the contract and let you know when the instrument is available for pickup.


Clarinet Rental

The size and weight of a clarinet make it well-suited for children with small hands. The clarinet is often the instrument to play the melody in band, so children get a lot of pleasure by playing songs they know. There are opportunities to perform in band, orchestra, and jazz bands. This versatile instrument is used in many styles of music including jazz, classical and pop.

What the clarinet sounds like:

Brands We Carry: Jupiter, Selmer, Vito

Clarinet Rental Monthly Cost: $35.00*
*includes rental and repair

Reserve Online
To reserve a clarinet, complete the online form or visit the store. We will help you complete the contract and let you know when the instrument is available for pickup.


Flute Rental

Palatine, IL saxophone and woodwind rental

Playing the flute is a great way to learn music. Performance opportunities are available in school band programs, symphony orchestras, jazz ensembles, and as a solo instrument. It is important for young players to be large enough to reach the keys without straining the neck or hands. A flute consists of many moving parts, and occasionally needs minor repairs and adjustments, especially with young players who carry the instrument to and from school. As a local source, The Music Room staff is readily available to quickly tend to any repairs. Maintenance and repair are included in the monthly rental cost.

What the flute sounds like:

Brands We Carry: Armstrong, Gemeinhardt, Selmer

Flute Rental Monthly Cost: $35.00*
*includes rental and repair

Reserve Online
To reserve a flute, complete the online form or visit the store. We will help you complete the contract and let you know when the instrument is available for pickup.


Oboe Rental

At the beginning of their music education children should start with a student oboe. These instruments are designed to be more durable and are usually made out of grenadilla wood or plastic. Plastic is an ideal material for younger students, while grenadilla is great for a beginning player who started on another instrument, such as a clarinet. Student oboes also have fewer keys than intermediate or professional instruments. The oboe is suited for both solo and ensemble performances. Playing the oboe well requires considerable training and skill.

What the oboe sounds like:

Brands We Carry: Buffet, Selmer

Oboe Rental Monthly Cost: $59.00*
*includes rental and repair

Reserve Online
To reserve an oboe, complete the online form or visit the store. We will contact you to complete the contract and let you know when the instrument is available for pickup.


Rental Request

Instrument Rental





























  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY


  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY

  • Pickup & Payment Info

    Payment Information
    Reservations are not complete until payment has been received. We will contact you to set up a payment method. Thereafter, rental payments will be settled automatically via credit card or bank draft. We will ask you to supply your chosen method of payment at the time the contract is signed. Monthly payments are due every 30 days, beginning with the month following your requested pickup date above.

    Every Payment Builds Equity Our program is an equity building program. That means that each rental payment (excluding the maintenance and repair fee) goes toward the purchase of your instrument. For stringed instruments, your accumulated equity is applied through each size increase toward the purchase of a full size student instrument. There is no obligation to buy, however, and the instrument may be returned at any time.

    When Will My Instrument Be Ready?
    We are now taking reservations for Summer 2021 as well as the Fall 2021 school year. Please indicate your preferred pickup date and we will do our best to accommodate you. Please note that we are closed on Sundays. If you are looking to rent an instrument right away, we will do our best to have your instrument ready in two business days, by 6pm.

  • Instrument Selection

    If you would like to be placed on a waiting list for any of the selected instruments below, please submit your reservation and we will call you as soon as an instrument becomes available.