Step-Up Rentals

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 developing technique for a more enjoyable playing experience. The action is smoother and the response more sensitive.

Improved Tone 

An intermediate instrument is crafted with the notion that the basics of playing have already been established so the focus of the instrument can be less about learning technique and more about the science of sound, which creates better tone.

Improved Craftsmanship & Materials 

Our intermediate instruments are constructed with the highest quality materials by masters of the industry meaning that your instrument will play better and last longer.


You can see and hear the difference!

Visit a Heid Music near you 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.

Step-Up Rent to Own

Program Information

  • Options starting at $51/month.
  • 6 month minimum agreement with an auto-debit program.
  • Currently renting with Heid Music? Talk with a Sales Specialist about rental credit!

Ready to Audition a Step-Up Instrument?