RentalInstrument.com was founded by Kenneth Kuo, a concert cellist, recording artist, and graduate of the esteemed music programs of Juilliard and Yale, to enable kids to share his passion for playing. Watch this video to meet Ken and to learn more about his philosophy.
While we serve customers nationwide, read about our special personalized service available in New York City and Connecticut.
While in NYC I was presented with the opportunity to play for some folks from Carnegie Hall and the Opus 118 Harlem School of Music. I really needed a quality cello to play on and the Connecticut School of Music came through with flying colors! They let me use a fabulous cello that had a beautiful tone, great sound and it was easy to get around on. Many thanks to Ken Kuo!
My own son, Mazwi has been very happy with his viola and the richness of its tone has been a strong motivator for him to practice. The parents and students at Sound Crossing Studio appreciate the convenience of having the instruments delivered right here to our school as well the affordability of your instruments. It is a benefit for our students and teachers alike to have children playing music on great sounding instruments!
Caroline loves her violin. Having rented other violins in the past, the quality of this one is superior, the tone is richer, and the violin itself is so beautiful. The case is much easier to carry too.
There is no hassle renting a violin. It is a much better investment than other places where we have rented.
In the Collegiate School Music Department, we believe that we are in a special relationship with Rentalinstrument.com. It feels as if they are partners with us in helping our students make music. They supply us with excellent instruments, and they listen to and are responsive to our needs. They provide us with a level of service and support that we hadn’t imagined possible. It is a pleasure having them on our team!
Don SorelHead of the Music DepartmentCollegiate School
During the past several years, we’ve rented a number of instruments, and I have to say that both of these cellos are easily the best-sounding instruments they’ve played to date. Lucas’ three-quarter size is especially impressive, and just seems to sound better as time passes.
I know that having instruments of this quality has enriched hi playing experience. I can’t wait to hear the full-size model when Lucas is ready for it.
I am quite pleased with the quality of the instruments that RentalInstrument.com offers. It is difficult to learn when the instrument is fighting you. Ken brings a player’s knowledge to everything from choosing great instruments to careful set up and the choice of strings. My students love playing his instruments – Bravo!
Marc SchmiedMM from Juilliard, Double Bass TeacherMember, Manhattan Chamber Orchestra
At RentalInstrument.Com, we provide an alternative to renting an instrument from your school or local music store. We are proud to offer professional-caliber instrument rentals at truly affordable prices. Located in Westport and Greenwich, Connecticut, we can deliver instruments throughout the United States. Whether you’re a parent or student looking for an individual instrument to rent or you manage a music program and need to rent instruments in bulk, we invite you to browse through our site and see detailed pictures of actual instrument rentals available from us.
Renting from RentalInstrument.Com is different than renting anywhere else. All of our instruments are custom manufactured under the exacting specifications of company founder Kenneth Kuo, a professional cellist who has played on some of the world’s largest stages on the world’s rarest instruments. The result is an instrument that looks as beautiful as it sounds and which will serve well through all kinds of practices and performances.
We offer a variety of instruments to suit all levels of players from beginners to intermediate to aspiring professionals. All of our instrument rentals come with brand new accessories and cases, and wind instruments include a rent-to-own option, where after if you rent continuously for three years the instrument is yours to keep.
Our instruments are securely shipped via FedEx or UPS Nation-wide throughout the United States.
In addition, personal delivery is also available in eastern Connecticut and New York City from one of our local offices:
RentalInstrument, LLC Norwalk
547 Main Avenue Norwalk, CT 06851
RentalInstrument, LLC Greenwich
299 Greenwich Avenue Greenwich, CT 06830
Rental Instrument, LLC of Westport
1242 Post Road East, Second Floor Westport, CT06880
RentalInstrument, LLC of New York
120 Riverside Boulevard #PH2F New York, NY10069
How do you get to Carnegie Hall?
Practice! And with full support from your friends at RentalInstrument.Com! We were so proud when we heard from Roxan’s mother that she played on the stage of Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall on Memorial Day 2013, with one of our Black Label cellos. While we’re proud of the quality of our instruments, we’re even prouder of the magic that gifted and talented young people like Roxan can produce with them. Here’s a video of her wonderful performance!