Step-Up & Intermediate Instruments

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As you progress musically and your abilities improve, so should your instrument.

The musical experience starts with a beginning-level student instrument and expands to an intermediate or professional instrument with improved response, smoother actions and richer sound. That’s where our Step-Up instruments come into play.

Heid Music is here to help you make the most of your entire musical journey, offering high quality Step-Up Instruments (also called Intermediate Instruments) from our premier brands.

Step-Up Instruments are designed with the features an advancing player needs. These instruments are an ideal choice for progressing musicians in need of an instrument that can meet their developing needs through high school and college, as well as for hobbyists.


Immediate Benefits of Stepping Up

  • Improved Response & Playability - Refined engineering & craftsmanship combine with the musician's advancing technique for a more enjoyable playing experience. The action is smoother and the response more sensitive.
  • Improved Tone - Through better materials and craftsmanship, the science of sound is applied to instruments to create better tone.
  • Improved Craftsmanship & Materials - These intermediate instruments are constructed with the highest quality, producing the best tone with the least resistance.

You can hear and feel the difference while you play!

Visit Heid Music to audition an intermediate or professional instrument. To help us with your instrument selection, appointments are encouraged. We can schedule in-person or virtually to discuss our Step-Up Plan and financing, review our selection of instruments & key accessories, or to audition an instrument.

*Not all instruments available online, visit one of our five locations or for further details

Purchase Your Intermediate Band Instrument

Shop our wide selection of name-brand Step-Up band instruments. Special financing available.

Flute/Piccolo Clarinet/Bass Clarinet Saxophones Trombone/Euphonium Oboe/Double Reed French Horn


Purchase Your Intermediate Orchestra Instrument

Shop our wide selection of name-brand Step-Up orchestra instruments. Special financing available.

Violin Viola Cello Bass


Not ready to buy? Rent your Step-Up instrument!

Sign up to learn more about renting our Step-Up instruments.