Renting, the Smart Alternative

Posted by Darrell's Music Hall on August 24, 2016

Huge Selection of Digital PianosWhen you are looking for options for a piano store in New Hampshire you can guarantee that it can be overwhelming. Whether you are planning on getting into learning piano or are an experienced player you are able to get overwhelmed by your choices when it comes to a piano and finding a store that meets your needs. At Darrell’s we have a solution for you. Renting as opposed to buying.

Now renting doesn’t sound all that glamorous. We get it. Many assume that buying the instrument is better and that renting is a waste of money. But that isn’t necessarily true. There are a few things to consider when you go to the piano store in New Hampshire with the intentions to buy.

First things first, buying a piano is expensive. It is a large expense all at once on top of that. Many places won’t do financing on their instruments so that lump sum is due at purchase. Granted you now own that piano and you don’t need to worry about needing to return it. Though it seems like there can be no negative when it comes to purchasing your own instrument there are things to consider.

If you are buying it as a pianist starting out, there could be a chance that you do not like the instrument. Many people cannot play certain instruments or when they try it isn’t as satisfying as you wanted it to be. If you are in this scenario you now have a piano that won’t get use. You could resell it but you would not get back as much as you initially spent.

This is where renting could help you. When you rent an instrument, if it doesn’t work out, you just give it back. It is pretty much that simple. You will pay for moving the instrument and tuning. Also if it is the particular instrument that you don’t like you can also try out different ones as well.

Even if you are an experience player rentals are useful. If you are prone to moving a lot, or have limited space, a rental is a good way to go. When you need the space back, you don’t have the instrument take up the space. You can return it. You also will be able to have multiple opportunities to grow on various pianos to find one you want before you buy.

Renting is really good for the try before you buy logic. Starting out playing the piano you need to be able to be fluid so if you don’t like it, you aren’t committed to that single instrument. Also when you are experienced but want to try new pianos, say an upright versus a grand, you can do so without needing to worry about not liking the way a particular instrument plays or feels once you get it home.

At Darrell’s we offer lessons as well as rentals for concerts. If you are in that market to buy for home, or are a travelling pianist that needs an instrument, contact us today!