Band Instruments for Students

Your child made a great decision: They’ll make friends and learn discipline all while playing music, but there’s a lot to know getting started. From choosing the right instrument to considering renting or buying, we’ve got the steps down to help you along the way.

Find the Right Fit

If your child is on the smaller side, the large and heavy tuba may not be the way to go. Even saxophones or full-sized violins can be too large for tiny players.

Picking a Price Range

Band and orchestra instruments range from relatively cheap (like a $200 beginner clarinet) to expensive ($1,000 for a student flute is not uncommon).

Rent or Own?

Renting can be attractive, but you might not get refunded if your child switches or stops. A quality used instrument can hold its value if you want to resell.

What are you looking for?

Alto Sax

NEW
from $75/month*
USED
from $21/month*
NEW
from $150/month*
USED
from $42/month*
NEW
from $108/month*
USED
from $35/month*

What to Keep in Mind When Shopping for a Used Alto Sax

Tenor Sax

NEW
from $179/month*
USED
from $62/month*
NEW
from $202/month*
USED
from $75/month*
NEW
from $99/month*
USED
from $75/month*

What to Keep in Mind When Shopping for a Used Tenor Sax

Trumpet

NEW
from $25/month*
USED
from $17/month*
NEW
from $30/month*
USED
from $23/month*
NEW
from $50/month*
USED
from $41/month*

What to Keep in Mind When Shopping for a Used Trumpet

Trombone

NEW
from $62/month*
USED
from $10/month*
NEW
from $83/month*
USED
from $13/month*
NEW
from $180/month*
USED
from $29/month*

What to Keep in Mind When Shopping for a Used Trombone

Flute

NEW
from $40/month*
USED
from $6/month*
NEW
from $32/month*
USED
from $9/month*
NEW
from $48/month*
USED
from $18/month*

What to Keep in Mind When Shopping for a Used Flute

Clarinet

NEW
from $62/month*
USED
from $17/month*
NEW
from $67/month*
USED
from $20/month*
NEW
from $100/month*
USED
from $42/month*

What to Keep in Mind When Shopping for a Used Clarinet

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*Financing available via Affirm. Individual rates and monthly payments will vary.