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About RentalInstrument.com Music Instrument Rental

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RentalInstrument.Com has been providing students with top quality band and orchestra instruments for rent since 2004. The company began with offices in Greenwich and Westport, Connecticut. It has since expanded with an office in New York City and safe, quick, and reliable shipment of rental instruments around the United States through its secure online ordering system.

brand new violins

Our mission continues to carry brand new musical instruments for rent that are among the highest quality and most playable instruments available for rent anywhere. All of the instruments we carry are especially designed for students and have been approved by teachers throughout the world. All instruments are custom-manufactured and are hand-picked by the founder and president, Mr. Kenneth Kuo, who is a professional cellist and musician with exacting standards for musical quality.

Rentalinstrument.com has maintained a quality of service that has earned us repeat customers since 2004. With our competitive and efficient service, as well as our convenient locations, our goal has always been to offer top quality musical instruments for the public at affordable prices.

For our wind and brass instruments, we understand the appeal of something shiny and new. Therefore we are constantly updating our stock. We offer brand new band instruments that are rent-to-own meaning that if you rent certain band instruments for three consecutive years the instrument is yours to keep after the third year.

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Our handmade string instruments don’t just sound good, they look great too. Unlike bright orange or yellow toy-like instruments, you can clearly see the beautiful wood grains of the maple back, spruce top and antique finish of each instrument. No two instruments are the same because no two trees are the same. Each one has its own individual look and personality, something that makes string instruments special. Some of the top instruments in the world can cost as much as six to seven million dollars due to their history and craftsmanship and the gorgeous sound they produce. At RentalInstrument.com, your instruments won’t cost a million dollars, but you’ll feel like a million dollars playing them!

handmade violins

About Kenneth Kuo

After receiving his bachelor’s degree from Juilliard and his masters degree from Yale, Kenneth Kuo started The Connecticut School of Music in Westport in 1999. Since then he has expanded with schools in Greenwich and Manhattan. Today, Ken practices and performs with his own 1735 Goffriller cello and 1867 Villiume cello. As an accomplished concert cellist and recording artist, Mr, Kuo has played with some of the world’s finest instruments, including Stradivaris, Guarnerie and Amati cellos, and has even assisted in some of the finest repair shops in New York City.

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In the News

October 2, 2013 – Business owner pledges support for schools’ music program

September 30, 2013 – It’s Relevant Norwalk Edition – Rental Instrument Opens in Norwalk

September 30, 2013 – Norwalk Patch – Businessman Makes Major Donation to Norwalk Schools Music Program

September 29, 2013 – The Hour (Norwalk) – Musician, founder of CT School of Music makes donation to city schools

September 27. 2013 – Norwalk Daily Voice – World Class Musician Looks to Help Norwalk Students

August 21, 2013 – The Hour (Norwalk) – Purchase of Thousands of String Instruments Bolsters Norwalk Music Company

August 26, 2010 – Stamford Advocate – A Successful Tune

October 7, 2010 – Greenwich Post – Musical instrument rental operation offers Greenwich Strings