Instrument Rental Info

INSTRUMENT RENTAL INFORMATION:

The cost of renting an instrument is in addition to the after-school music program tuition.

We strongly recommend registering for your after-school class before renting an instrument to ensure you have a spot.

Middle School Students participating in school-day music — follow instructions from your teachers, and the instrument will be delivered to your school.

Elementary Students participating in after-school classes or lessons — see below for instructions.

BAND INSTRUMENT RENTAL – For Elementary After-School Classes or Private Lessons
David French Music
53B Otis Street, Westborough, MA
(508) 366-5994 or (800) 366-5993

To get the special Franklin rental rate, choose “Franklin” under towns, and then choose your child’s school.

Certain items are included in the rental price according to the contract negotiated by the Franklin Music Department. This might include a beginner book, reeds, valve oil, or other necessary items. These items will already be checked for you.

For delivery, you will have a choice of “School Delivery” or “Curbside Pickup”.
 
If you need the instrument before September 23rd, choose CURBSIDE PICKUP. You will need to go to the store in Westborough. When your order is ready for pickup, you will receive an email confirmation. Pick up times are currently Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between 5:00 - 7:00 pm. If you are unable to make those times, please contact the store to make an appointment.

For pickup in Franklin on September 23rd at Franklin High School, choose FRANKLIN SCHOOL DELIVERY.  You must order by September 17th to meet this delivery deadline. On 9/23, come to Franklin High School between 4pm - 7pm in the cafeteria. There will also be music teachers and high school musicians available to demo instruments and show students how to assemble their instruments. (There will be a limited number of instruments available for rental at this event if you don’t rent online ahead of time.)

For any order placed after September 17th, choose Curbside Pickup. You will need to go to the store in Westborough. 
 
STRING INSTRUMENT RENTAL – For Elementary After-School Classes or Private Lessons
Johnson String Instruments
1029 Chestnut Street, Newton Upper Falls, MA 02464
info@johnsonstring.com
Tel: 617.964.0954 or 800.359.9351

When you click the Johnson String Instruments link above, you will see on this page that “Delivery or School Program” is pre-selected. Do not change that selection. Choose “Massachusetts” under “Select delivery state”, and then choose “Franklin Lifelong Music Academy 9/23 4-7 pm” under “Select program”.
 
NOTE: You must know the instrument size before placing an online rental order. Click here for a helpful sizing video, or you can make an appointment with a Johnson String staff member to size your child. Or, come to FHS on 9/23 to get sized and rent an instrument in person.

Depending on your grade and level, choose the suggested books and other items listed. Some are free and some are an added amount over and above the rental price.

If you need the instrument before September 23rd, please call 1-800-359-9351 and request the Franklin School rate. You will need to pick up the instrument in Newton.

For pickup in Franklin on September 23rd at Franklin High School, choose “Franklin Lifelong Music Academy 9/23 4-7 pm”. You must order by September 17th to meet this delivery deadline. On 9/23, come to Franklin High School between 4pm - 7pm in the cafeteria to get the instrument. There will also be music teachers and high school musicians available to demo instruments and show students how to assemble their instruments. (There will be a limited number of instruments available for rental at this event if you don’t rent online ahead of time.)

For any order placed after September 17th, call 1-800-359-9351 and request the Franklin School rate. You will need to pick up the instrument in Newton.