Rental Pricing
Rental Pricing

Instrument Rental Pricing and Policies

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Online. Easy. Delivered. That’s the promise of our rental program. Because there are so many benefits – like earning credit towards the purchase of a future instrument and enrolling in a maintenance and repairs program, we’ve got a simple list of frequently asked questions for you here.

Before leasing an instrument through the White House of Music, we ask that you review the pricing and policies. Should you have any questions, feel free to contact us for more information:

Contact us or call:

Waukesha – (262) 798-9700
Brookfield – (262) 347-3000
Watertown – (920) 261-0700
West Bend – (262) 334-4426



Read more in the sections below to learn how you can earn up to a 40% discount on Lease to Learn band instruments, 100% equity on Lease to Learn orchestra instruments!

Lease to Learn Prices & Policies


Monthly leases start as low as $29 per month. Prices vary based on instrument chosen and length of your lease.

Lease Length

Instruments can be leased by using three plans of varying lengths:

Monthly Lease Plan – This plan allows you to pay your lease month to month. The initial payment covers the first two months of the lease. Following the two month term, your credit card is auto-billed monthly on the same day of the month, or your direct checking withdrawal will occur on one of two billing days, selected by White House. The benefit is there is less cash up front and the rest are simple payments handled by White House of Music until the lease is terminated.

School Year Plan – This is plan is simply one payment that covers the lease for the entire nine-month school year. You will be notified at the end of the school year (nine months from your contract date) about options for continuing your lease. If you were to cancel your lease before the lease term is complete, you would be refunded the unused portion of your lease.

Annual Plan – Similar to the school year plan, this lease is one payment that covers the lease for 12 months. You will be notified at the end of the contract period about options for continuing your lease. If you were to cancel your lease before the lease term is complete, you would be refunded the unused portion of your lease.


We have flexible options for paying for your instrument rental. Depending on the lease length selected, billing can be done in different ways.

Monthly Lease Plan – You are automatically billed monthly, so you must use a credit card or set up a direct withdrawal from a checking account.

School Year or Annual Plan – You make one payment upfront that can be done online with a credit card or in store with a credit card, check, or cash. 

Renew Lease

We are thrilled your child has chosen to continue making Music for Life, so we make the renewal process as easy as possible for you. Simply click here to renew your instrument online, or stop by any of our multiple locations across Southeast Wisconsin and we will help you!

Return Lease

Simply follow these instructions to return your lease.

Equity and Discounts

Throughout your Lease to Learn rental, you can earn equity or discounts towards the purchase of an instrument.

Orchestral Strings – Earn 100% equity for two years, plus 50% equity of anything that goes beyond two years in a continuous contract. Please be aware that if you return your instrument and cancel your lease, any accrued lease equity that you have earned will be erased. If you resume renting again in the fall, you will be considered a new renter and will begin earning equity again.

Band Instruments – Earn up to 40% off of manufacturer’s suggested retail price for a new instrument.

Get started on your instrument rental to get more information.

Upgrade Instrument

When you feel the time is right, upgrade that beginner instrument to a higher-quality rental instrument with our Presidential Pro-Lease Program! 100% of payments apply towards the purchase of your instrument, so visit one of our multiple locations across Southeast Wisconsin to see how you can improve your playability, tone, and technique on a professional-level instrument that will allow you to make Music for Life.

Buy Instrument

Because a portion of payments for all our instrument rental programs apply towards the purchase of an instrument, investing in an instrument has never been so easy! Shop for new or used instrument today in one of our 4 locations, and schedule a private shopping session if you would like one-on-one assistance! For our orchestral strings players, we invite you to visit the String Shoppe, a section of the Waukesha location that has instrument and accessories that caters exclusively your needs.

School Delivery

For many band and orchestra programs, we deliver instruments and supplies right to your school’s doorstep! When using our online instrument rental option, your instrument and any books, music stands, and supplies purchased along with the instrument can be delivered to most schools that are found on our rental website’s list.

Students and teachers can also use our online store to order supplies, sheet music, and more. By giving us a call, we can help you arrange your online store purchase to be delivered to most schools along with your musician’s instrument!

No Obligation

We know that not every student decides to pursue music, so we don’t have you make commitments to the instrument your child chooses. After the first three months, you can exchange for a different instrument or simply return your instrument to cancel the rental.

For our monthly lease plan customers, after month three a half month refund will be given for returns made between day 1 and 15 of the contract issue date. There will be no refunds after day 16 and there are no refunds during the first three months.

For our school year plan customers, refunds will be pro-rated up to month six from the issue date of your discounted rental rate. No refunds after month six.

Maintenance and Repair Q&A

Maintenance & Repair Coverage

Add a Maintenance & Repair Coverage Plan to your rental for the following services:

  • General coverage for your rental or privately-owned instrument
  • Complementary annual inspection and cleaning
  • Repairs of dents, cracks, and worn parts due to natural wear and tear at no additional charge
  • 100% off replacement mouthpieces, strings, and bowhair
  • No deductible and no maximum
  • 100% coverage against fire and theft*

*Fire and Theft coverage is in cooperation with your household insurance for rental instruments only. See associate for details.

Typical Repair Costs

Add a Maintenance & Repair coverage plan to your rental for rates as low as $5 per month*! You will have the option to add this plan while renting online, or one of our sales associates will help you when selecting your instrument in store!

*Pricing may vary by instrument. Some restrictions apply. Instruments must be inspected by our repair technicians before Maintenance & Repair coverage will be granted. We reserve the right to deny coverage to an instrument. All instruments rented from White House of Music are eligible for Maintenance and Repair coverage at any time upon approval of our repair technicians. See associate for more details.

Turnaround Time

Repair estimates can usually be made during daytime hours and most instruments are repaired and returned within a week, excluding the summer and fall peak seasons. During our peak seasons, repairs can take 3+ weeks. We always try to take playing and performance needs into consideration.

Drop Off and Pick Up

Repairs can be dropped off and picked up at any of our locations, or we can arrange a drop off and pick up at school. We visit most schools once a week – just let us know your needs!

Play Testing

All instruments are play tested before they leave the shop, meaning you don’t get home with an instrument that sounds like it was never fixed!

Start Your Instrument Rental Today!