Rental is a good idea for beginners. Rentals are usually per month and, depending on the type of instrument, can run from $18- $45 a month.
For those interested in committing and/or taking orchestra seriously, we highly recommend investing in a rent-to-own program by reputable violin shops. This is where a high percentage of your rental monies will go towards a future “upgrade” to a finer quality instrument. This step is usually taken for responsible students and/or students ready to dedicate more practice/playing for private lessons or the orchestra programs in Indian River County.
We don’t recommend renting forever, and when you decide to buy an instrument, do it from an established violin shop. Please see our suggested list of reputable shops here.