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How does the rental program work?
Renting is an affordable alternative to purchasing, allowing your child to have an opportunity to try an instrument without making a long term commitment. Our rental program is simple and includes a rent to own option. The rental process begins with a trial period, followed by an option to rent monthly. Throughout the rental, you will accumulate money towards the purchase of the instrument you are renting or one you eventually purchase.

Our simple rental program creates an affordable payment plan to accumulate equity towards the purchase of the instrument.
If you choose to purchase your instrument, you will receive a 50% purchase discount during your first year of rental and a 25% purchase discount thereafter. Our rental program is also extremely flexible, as you are able to switch instruments at any time.

String Instrument Rentals.
The money you are accumulating for your string instrument is going towards a full size string instrument. If your instrument is paid off before your child reaches the full size instrument, you can rent the bigger sizes at no additional charge. Once your child reaches the full size instrument, they will receive a brand new full size string instrument. (Available For Violins, Violas, Cellos and Basses Only) (Does Not Include Guitars)

Why rent from us?
Flexibility - You can return, exchange purchase your instrument at any time. Accumulate money toward the purchase of the instrument while renting. Our repair and maintenance plan is included in your rental fee. Our instruments are set up and ready to be played. We make the band rental process easy. We carry educator approved band instruments. Our instruments are all educator approved and have been inspected by qualified technicians.

What instruments are available?
Accordions, Alto Flutes, Alto Saxophones, Banjos, Baritone Horns, Baritone Saxophones, Bass Clarinets, Bass Drums, Bass Guitars, Basses, Bassoons, Bell Kits, Cellos, Clarinets, Electric Guitars, Euphoniums, Flugelhorns, Flutes, French Horns, Guitars, Mandolins, Mellophones, Oboes, Piccolos, Piccolo Trumpets, Pocket Trumpets, Snare Drum Kits, Soprano Saxophones, Sousaphones, Tenor Saxophones, Trombones, Trumpets, Tubas, Ukuleles, Violas, Violins

Why study piano?
There are a number of advantages to choosing the piano as your first instrument. Because the piano is polyphonic (meaning more than one note can sound at a time), students learn about chords and other music theory concepts sooner than those who study a monophonic (one note at a time) instrument. Piano students also learn to read in both treble clef and bass clef, because of it's wide range of notes from high to low.

Do I have to study classical?
Of course not—these are YOUR lessons. You decide what style of music you'd like to study, and we will match you with a teacher well-versed in the style of your choice: jazz, pop, classical, or otherwise.

What age is appropriate to start lessons?
While some music education methods, such as Suzuki, emphasize music education as early as age 3, the 30 minute lesson can simply be too long for children under 5 to focus, and others at this age have difficulties adjusting to the educator in the home. For this reason, we suggest age 5 as the appropriate time to start in-home lessons.

Why study voice?
We hear this often: “My child has no problem singing the right notes—what good will lessons do?” Singing lessons are essential for maintaining a quality voice over the lifetime. There is a great difference between singing the correct pitch and singing a pitch correctly—namely that one will cause fatigue to the vocal cords which, over time, leads to injury. Just like drills on the sports field teach players to reduce injury, vocal exercises and studies help the singer reduce injury and lengthen the career.

Can I learn modern (pop) music in my lessons?
YES! You are welcome to study any style of music you'd like. Please let us know what style of voice you are interested in studying, and we will match you with a teacher to suit your interests. Our teachers are comfortable teaching many styles, including classical (both in English and foreign language), pop, rock, and traditional folk/world music.

Will I need to read music?
Ideally, you SHOULD learn to read music. Learning music by rote is like looking at an illustrated children's book in a foreign language—you'll get the critical ideas using your basic senses, but you won't know the full story until you are fluent in the language. However, if you prefer to learn by rote, let us know and we are happy to set you up with a teacher who emphasizes performance over theory.

Why study strings?
Strings are almost exclusively associated with orchestras, however, the instruments are actually quite versatile in many genres. Behind the piano, they are chosen most often by beginners due to the versatility of the instrument and adaptability for young players.

Is it true that learning violin gives my child the greatest competitive edge?
No one instrument creates a stronger musician than another. If you are seeking music lessons to broaden your child's horizon, consider that your child is most likely to continue studying an instrument when it is the one that they selected for themselves.

What age is appropriate to start lessons?
We suggest that our students wait until age 5 to begin in-home lessons, though we are happy to consider exceptional students wishing to begin early. Every child develops at a different pace, so more importantly, parents should consider the attention span of their child and how they interact with new people in the home. String instruments are available in smaller sizes to accommodate young players, and our rental program 'grows with you' to ensure you always have a well-fit instrument.

Why study woodwinds and brass and other band instruments?
Band gives kids a place to belong—a place to socialize, release emotion, and connect with similar people. Even for students who have a program in their school, in-home lessons offer students the chance to get ahead, regardless of what ability level they start at. For students without a music program in their school, in-home lessons can offer the opportunity to learn an instrument proficiently enough to begin playing with other groups, such as worship or community bands.

What age is appropriate to start lessons?
Though no two people are alike, we generally suggest that students wait until age 7 to begin a woodwind or brass instrument. Unlike strings and piano, woodwinds and brass are not built in multiple sizes to accommodate young players, and often require an arm length, grasp, or quantity of air that a younger students just don't have yet. If your student is under age 7, we would recommend piano, voice, or guitar as an alternative.

How is USA Music School different from our school band program?
Unlike most public school lessons, we always offer individualized study in a one-on-one setting. Each lesson is specific to the needs of the student, not the band or it's repertoire.