Due to the COVID -19 pandemic, our Norwalk location will be practicing social distancing by offering customers to stay in their cars while we come out to greet you in our parking lot with our masks.

If you are unable to come pick up or drop off the instrument, we are also offering delivery services to your home.

We value the health of our customers and employees and wish everyone a healthy and safe summer.

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  • Why Rent With Us?

    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 these videos to meet Ken, to hear more about his philosophy, and to learn about the company including its impressive collection of fine instruments, its expert maintenance and repair staff and facilities, and details on how to rent the string or band instrument of your choice from RentalInstrument.com.

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  • about rentalinstrument.com's philosopy to music instrument rental

    About Us

    Learn more about RentalInstrument.com’s approach to instrument rental and what makes us unique.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Read answers to the most frequently asked questions about renting an instrument from RentalInstrument.com.

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    Local Rental in NYC and CT

    While we serve customers nationwide, read about our special personalized service available in New York City and Connecticut.

  • Client Testimonials

    cello testimonial

    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!

    Kathy RadEducation DirectorTulsa Symphony Orchestra

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    viola testimonial

    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!

    Amy CeleDirectorSound Crossing Studio

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    violin testimonial

    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.

    Sharon FongParent

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    testimonial from head of music department

    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

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    parent recommendation

    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.

    Randy YoungParent

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    testimonial from professional musician

    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

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  • Why Choose Us?

    • Brand New Instruments – Unlike many music store rentals, all our band instruments are brand new and 100% clean.
    • Lowest Prices – Our prices are unbeatable, plus we offer generous rent-to-own options.
    • Professional quality – All of our instruments are custom manufactured to meet the exacting standards of our company founder, Kenneth Kuo.
    • Convenient, Hassle-Free Rental – We offer fast, convenient, and secure delivery to your home or directly to your school
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Why Rent from Us?

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

    547 Main Avenue
    Norwalk, CT 06851

    (203) 957-8300

  • RentalInstrument, LLC

    299 Greenwich Avenue
    Greenwich, CT 06830

    (203) 957-8300

  • RentalInstrument, LLC

    155 Post Road East, #15
    Westport, CT 06880

    (203) 957-8300

  • RentalInstrument, LLC
    New York

    120 Riverside Boulevard #PH2F
    New York, NY 10069

    (203) 957-8300

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!