Renting an Instrument

WHERE CAN I GO TO RENT OR PURCHASE AN INSTRUMENT?

Below are resources that you may find useful when renting or purchasing an instrument. All were recommended by parents, faculty or staff at our school. We are passing the information along to you for your convenience in making your own contacts with these retailers, should you wish to do so.  They should not be considered as an endorsement, and we invite you to offer any feedback or additions that others may find helpful. 

Acoustic Vs Digital Pianos

Purchasing An Acoustic Piano

Resources Purchasing A Digital Piano

PIANO RENTALS AND PURCHASING

Williams Piano Shop (acoustic and digital pianos)
123 Harvard Street, Brookline MA 02446
(617) 232-8870
www.williamspianoshop.com
 
M. Steinert and Sons (acoustic and digital pianos)
162 Boylston Street,
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 426-1900
www.msteinert.com
 
Digital Pianos
*Note that the terms Digital Piano and Keyboard are sometimes used interchangeably. If you are planning on taking piano lessons you should beware the Keyboard label, as sometimes these are designed mainly for computer input. Look for models that have 88 keys and specify “Graded Hammer Action” or similar indication of touch sensitivity.
 
BMS recommends Yamaha and Roland Digital Pianos:
Roland Pianos
http://www.rolandus.com/categories/keyboards/
Yamaha Digital Pianos
http://usa.yamaha.com/products/musical-instruments/keyboards/
 
Retail Showrooms:
M Steinert and Sons (see above)
William Piano Shop (see above)
 
Guitar Center(also showcases digital pianos)
750 Commonwealth
Ave, Brookline, MA 02445
(617) 738-5958
www.guitarcenter.com
 
Online:
www.amazon.com
www.musiciansfriend.com
 

STRING RENTALS AND PURCHASING

 
Johnson String Instrument
11 John Street,
Newton, MA 02459
(617) 964-0954
www.johnsonstring.com
 
Rayburn Musical Instrument Company
238 Huntington Avenue,
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 266-4727
www.rayburnmusic.com
 

WIND AND BRASS RENTALS AND PURCHASING

Rayburn Musical Instrument Company
238 Huntington Avenue,
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 266-4727
www.rayburnmusic.com
 
Leonards Music
128 The Great Road
Bedford, MA 01730
(781) 271-1189
www.leonardsmusic.com
 

PERCUSSION RENTALS AND PURCHASING

Rayburn Musical Instrument Company
238 Huntington Avenue,
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 266-4727
www.rayburnmusic.com
 
Guitar Center
750 Commonwealth
Ave, Brookline, MA 02445
(617) 738-5958
www.guitarcenter.com
 

GUITAR RENTALS AND PURCHASING

Mr. Music
128 Harvard Avenue Boston, MA 02115
(617) 783-1609
www.mrmusicguitars.com
 
Guitar Center
750 Commonwealth
Ave, Brookline, MA 02445
(617) 738-5958
www.guitarcenter.com
 

MUSIC BOOKS AND SUPPLIES

Music Espresso
295 Huntington Ave # 212 Boston, MA 02115
(617) 424-9322
www.musicespresso.com
 
Spectrum Music
1844 Massachusetts Ave # B Lexington, MA 02420
(781) 862-0088
www.spectrum-music.com
 
Online:
Burt & Company Discount Music Supply
www.burtnco.com
Amazon
www.amazon.com

Brookline Music School
25 Kennard Road
Brookline, MA 02445
Phone: (617) 277-4593
Fax: (617) 277-4437

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