(203) 438-3300
32 Danbury Road
Ridgefield, Ct

HOW THE RENTAL PROGRAM WORKS


We strive to maintain a very high level of professionalism and know that today's beginners may be tomorrow's professionals. For this reason, we tailor our rental program to help ensure the best opportunity for your child's success.

All rental fees (minus tax and maintenance/repair coverage) are credited toward the purchase of an instrument. Additionally, you can purchase the instrument at a substantial discount or you can apply your rental equity towards the purchase of a step up instrument. Our goal is to provide the best quality instruments and a rental program that encourages ownership!

Rentals & Accessories


Folding Music Stand…………………………….…$17.99


*** We also carry a selection of books including: Suzuki Books ,  Piano Adventures, Mark O'Conner, Essential Elements, Strictly Strings

Violin/Viola Shoulder Rests:   
Everest 4/4 Violin in Black……………….......……….$15.99
Everest 4/4 Violin in Blue/Purple..…….......…...….$19.99
Everest ½ - ¾ size in Black …………........………..$15.99

Everest ½ - ¾ size in Pink/Purple/Green/Blue….$19.99

Everest Full size Viola………………..……….............$21.99
Foam Shoulder Rest………………….............…………$5.00

PURCHASE VS. RENTING


Most parents will choose to evaluate their child's musical aptitude by renting first to see if the child takes an interest in playing a musical instrument. Renting is the least expensive way to get started in music. Our Rental/Purchase Plan allows your child to try the instrument of their choice without having to commit to the purchase of the instrument. The term of the contract is determined by the value of the instrument. To determine the number of monthly payments required for ownership, we take the instrument value minus the initial net rental fee and divide the balance by the monthly rental fee. LDT and Sales Tax are not included in this calculation. Ownership is acquired upon completion of all monthly payments. There are no added finance or service charges. If you decide to purchase the instrument that you are renting, we offer many early payment incentive options. In the event that your child does not wish to continue playing a musical instrument, you may return the instrument at any time with no further obligations. 

UNDERSTANDING THE IMPORTANCE OF MUSIC


It has been proven that music makes an important difference when it comes to your child's overall educational development. SAT scores, math, reading, social and self discipline skills are greatly improved through the study of music. We all want to see our children do well finding their niche in life. By renting a musical instrument from Sharps & Flats, you provide an opportunity for your child to explore his or her musical abilities without the immediate expense of an outright purchase.

RETURN POLICY


We hope that your child has a positive experience with music education. However, if things do not work out, you can be assured that exiting our rental program is quick and easy. Simply return your instrument to Sharps & Flats.

WHAT INSTRUMENT SHOULD I RENT?


One of the most important ingredients to assure a successful experience with music is to allow the child and his or her teacher to make the decision as to which instrument they want to play. With proper guidance from a music teacher, you can be assured of a positive experience with music for your child.

STRING INSTRUMENT EXCHANGES


We offer the best String Instrument Exchange/Purchase plan anywhere! Sharps & Flats will exchange the string instrument you started renting for the next size as requested by the music teacher. When the student requires a full size instrument, all paid rental fees will be applied toward the value of a full size instrument provided that the account is current.

EXCHANGES


Sometimes finding the best instrument to suit your child involves a bit of experimentation. If you find this to be the case, you can exchange the instrument that you are renting for any other instrument. Consult with your child's music instructor about what other instruments may be more suitable for your child. We will gladly accommodate your request and work with you to the best of our abilities.

we also carry these accessories

Reeds:

Rico 2 or 2 ½ Clarinet Reeds, Box of 10……..$32.00
Rico 2 or 2 ½ Alto Sax Reeds, Box of 10……..$44.00
Rico 2 Tenor Reeds, Box of 10…………..…..…..$58.50


NeoTech Neckstraps................................$24.00


Ridgefield's Premier Music Conservatory

Sharps & Flats