Bronstein Music

363 Grand Avenue

South San Francisco, CA 94080

(650) 588-2502


How do I rent an instrument?

So your student has decided to join the school band or orchestra and now you need an instrument to play. Great! We here at Bronstein Music can help!

For detailed information about rentals, please select the type of instrument your student is interested in playing:



General Rental Information:

We have two rental programs, Rent-To-Own and Rent-To-Rent

Here are the features of the Rent-To-Own program:

Here are some documents that you can download to familiarize yourself with before the rental process:

Rental brochure (PDF)

Rent-to-own agreement (PDF)

Rent-to-rent agreement (PDF)

Rent-To-Own Rates















Rent-To-Rent Program

Here are the features of the Rent-To-Rent program:

There are two categories of Rent-To-Rent instruments: small sized orchestral instruments and specialized wind instruments.

Small-Sized Orchestral Instrument Rental Rates:






Because your child will outgrow the smaller sized instruments, we don't offer them through rent-to-own programs. The rates are likewise reduced to make learning more affordable. When your child grows to be able to play the full sized instrument, we will apply up to 6 months of your rent to that purchase.

Specialized Wind Instruments Rental Rates






* These are "Stepping-Stone" instruments designed to get your child started, but wouldn't necessarily be appropriate to own.

** Conservatory Oboes are very expensive. The rental rates to rent-to-own would be prohibitively high.

Online Rentals

Online rentals are available ONLY for Cupertino elementary schools, St. Francis Schools, La Entrada School, and Half Moon Bay schools.

As of 9/26/17, we are disconinuing online rentals due to low rental stock. Please call for availability!

Please note: Online rentals for any other schools will not be processed! Please come to Bronstein Music for your rental!



Monthly Rates

Flute, Clarinet, Trombone

$24.00 to $30.00

Trumpet, Percussion Kit

$24.00 to $30.00

Alto Saxophone

$39.50 to $55.00

Tenor Saxophone

$45.00 to $69.00

Double French Horn

$75.00 to $98.25

Baritone Horn & Euphonium

$49.00 to $59.00





Bass Clarinet


Violin (Full size) & Viola (15" to 16")

$20.00 to $33.00

Cello (Full size)

$39.50 to $41.00


Monthly Rates

Violins: 1/16 to 3/4


Violas: 12” to 14”


Cellos: ½ and ¾



Monthly Rate

Student Oboe*


Conservatory Oboe**


Single French Horn