Rentals FAQ

This is explaining the difference between rent to rent and rent to own band plans at Heid Music.  It's important to have flexibility and options with your rental plan.
At Heid Music, we have the option to choose what type of rental plan that you want with your orchestra instrument. Choose between silver and gold to find what is best for you! Switch at any time!
We offer delivery to most schools in the state of Wisconsin! Renting with Heid Music is easy and convenient!
Heid Music has an instrument replacement plan that doesn't require additional insurance or a deductible.
Why is there a maintenance and repair fee? This covers anything that affects playability of the instrument and you get your SAME instrument back.
Heid Music offers over 100 years of collective experience with their repair department and you get your same instrument back after the repair is complete.
At Heid Music, we help students try out many instruments to find which one works for them. Stop in today to audition an instrument today at any one of our five Wisconsin locations.
Our rental plans are flexible so it's ok if they change their mind. Stop in to Appleton, Green Bay, Madison, Oshkosh or Stevens Point locations if you have any questions.
Your contract is month to month so NO fees for quitting. Just turn in your instrument and your contract is complete as of that day. For all details, contact the Heid Music store near you.

Need more details? See below!

FAQ - Heid Music Rentals

Frequently Asked Questions - Heid Music Rentals

The “rent to own” plan allows 100% of your rent to apply towards the purchase of the instrument. The “rent to rent” plan is a lesser expensive option that is paying for only the use of the instrument. No money applies. You can switch to a “rent to own” at any time. This instrument can be converted to a Rent to Own plan, but NO prior rental payments will apply to purchase. You can “rent to own” a new or used instrument though we would prefer that our newer instruments are put into this category depending on stocking levels. “Rent to rent” instruments preferably would be our most used instruments depending on stocking levels.

“Gold plan” instruments are handmade instruments with an upgraded bow and upgraded strings. “Silver plan” instruments are student quality instruments with a fiberglass bow and student quality strings.

Maintenance and repair for anything that affects playability, with no questions asked. This excludes consumables such as oils, strings, rosin, and reeds.

IRP is our Instrument Replacement Plan. IRP covers the replacement cost of an instrument that is lost, stolen, or damaged beyond repair. It is “the peace of mind” plan. See here for more information.

We need a universal form of identification to verify who is signing the agreement. Since the rental agreement is for an item of significant value and is a monthly subscription, we want to protect the identity of those in our communities by taking a moment to be sure that we are doing our due diligence. We truly appreciate your cooperation!

It would be where your child’s lessons take place.

This is an important form of communication during the life of your instrument agreement. We are able to send updates and questions electronically to ensure that you are up to date with all necessary information.

We can drop it off at school, it can be shipped to your home, or you can stop in at any of our locations to select your own instrument. You will receive an email when your instrument is ready to pick up if you choose to visit us in-store.

Depending on which dates we are offering, it will either be the 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th, or 25th of the next month. This will be dictated by the start date of your contract.

You can bring your instrument in for repair to any of our 5 locations or choose to have it picked up at school by a Heid Music representative by calling any location.

You can call or stop into any of our 5 locations.

This can be done by signing into your rental account here, or you can call any one of our five locations.

We require an automatic payment option on file in order to receive an instrument. If you prefer, you may drop off or mail a payment so that it is posted to your account before your due date, but we will still need an account on file.

You can switch instruments at any time. Rental monies will apply to anything of equal or greater value with a “rent to own” band rental. If you are renting an orchestral instrument, the most recent 2 years of rental money can go towards the purchase of a step-up instrument.

Keep your instrument for the summer months as the money you are paying could be going towards the purchase. If this is an orchestra rental, keep in mind that 2 years can be applied to a purchase. It is best for your child’s progress to continue to practice during the summer months. We sell fun items and have contests to keep them interested during these times.

Your contract is month to month, so you are not locked in. You can cancel at any time. Bring your instrument to any Heid Music. We can also pick up your instrument at school but we require a call from you to alert us of the pickup.

Outside of credit or cash, we have financing options available here.

If an instrument needs to be dropped off at school we are now assured your student will get the correct instrument.

Your child should be given the opportunity to try any instrument that is offered and that they would be interested in playing. Parents and children should know that they will be successful on any instrument if the child enjoys practicing and playing the instrument that they choose. Peruse our selection in-store to see what they are interested in or check out our resources online.