Pfabe's Music is the area's leading provider of student instruments for band and orchestra.  We feature quality, teacher approved, student instruments.  All rentals, except for fractional string instruments, are "Rent to Own"  meaning that your monthly rental fee is applied to the purchase of your instrument.  You may rent for as long or as little as you want.  Our purchase option includes a 30% discount off the remaining balance.  Our in-house repair shop insures that your student musician plays their own instrument with minimal disruption.

Rental is fast and easy.  You may rent in-person at the store.  Or you can rent online and we'll deliver the instrument to your school.  You can also download our band rental form or orchestra rental form, fill it out and fax it to us at 440-357-5615.  We'll complete the contract and deliver the instrument to your school or hold it for pickup. 


Monthly Rental Rates


  Used*     New       Used*     New 
Flute  $24 $28 Piccolo $45 $50
Clarinet $24 $28 Alto Sax $45 $50
Trumpet $24 $28 Tenor Sax  $45 $50
Trombone $24 $28 Oboe $45 $50
Drum Kit $20 $24 French Horn     $45 $50
Bell Kit $20 $24 Violin $18 $18
Combo Kit (Drums & Bells)      $24 $28 Viola $20 $20
      Cello $37 $37




Maintenance & repair coverage is recommended at a rate of $4.00 per month for flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, drum/bell/combo kits, violin and viola; or $5.00 per month for piccolo, alto/tenor sax, oboe, french horn, and cello.  Repairs are done in our in-store shop.  Instruments that are covered under maintenance & repair receive expedited service. For more information, take a look at our Comprehensive Maintenance Contract.
All rental payments apply to the purchase of the rented instrument at list price.  50% of the rental payments may be applied to the purchase of a like step-up model at Pfabe's Regular Price.  Swapping of instruments is allowable within the first year of rental.  A "step-down" swap (eg. sax to trumpet) will result in the forfeiture of some rental credit (see store for details).
Certain step-up instruments are also available for rent, although rental rates, discounts, and maintenance fees may differ.  Please contact the store for details.
For those who prefer not to rent, Pfabe's has a large selection of used instruments for purchase.  These instruments a usually rental returns that range from gently used to well used condition.  All instruments have been cleaned and prepared in our in-house repair shop to be in top playing condition.  Stop by the store to see the most affordable option for your needs. 

Pfabe's Music also rents pianos! 

Rent-to-own a Roland piano for only $75 per month.  Our purchase option includes up to 15% discount off the remaining balance depending on the piano model.  A $50 delivery/setup charge is applied to the purchase of the piano. 


Note:  Since Pfabe's Music is a neighborhood store, we only rent to customers in our region: Northeast Ohio.  Unfortunately, we are not equipped to rent out-of-state.