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Rentals

RENTAL RATES & FORMS

KBB Music Musical Instrument Rental Agreement Form (Includes the Direct Debit Form which is mandatory with all Rental Applications)

RENTAL INSTRUMENTS

INSTRUMENT RENTAL PLANS

PURCHASING A RENTAL INSTRUMENT

SERVICING AND REPAIRS

KBB MUSIC INSTRUMENT PROTECTION

COMMON QUESTIONS

At KBB Music, renting an instrument is a pleasant and positive experience with the utmost dedication to ensure your child loves the instrument he or she is playing.  

 Give your child the best start by playing with the best quality instruments. KBB Music’s extensive experience in rental has resulted in our offering excellent, modern, quality instruments. All our instruments are thoroughly checked, tested and maintained by KBB Music’s own workshop technicians.

KBB Music operates one of New Zealand's largest and best-maintained musical instrument rental fleets which is continually refreshed with new instruments, replacing ones that fall below our quality standards. 

We present every instrument in optimum playing condition which ensures the best opportunity for you or your child to succeed. All instruments are professionally set up by KBB Music's team of experienced and dedicated in-house technicians. All instruments are carefully cleaned and serviced before they are rented out to protect all players. All our Rental Plans include servicing and maintenance if required.

There may be cheaper rentals out there, but we are confident that we can provide you the best instruments and backup service!  Please beware of cheap new instruments. They may look good at the start, however in our experience they almost always fail quickly, often within a couple of months. Repairs to these instruments are nearly always uneconomical, and by the time the instrument is given back to your child, they may have already lost interest. 

RENTAL INSTRUMENTS 

KBB Music has an extensive range of excellent quality instruments available for rental including:
Woodwind: Flute, Piccolo, Clarinet, Saxophone, Oboe, Bassoon*, Bass Clarinet*, Baritone Saxophone*
Brass: Trumpet, Trombone, Cornet, French Horn*, Euphonium*, Tuba*
Strings: Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass*
Keyboard: 61-Note Touch Sensitive models
Digital Piano: 88-Key models
Piano: Upright acoustic piano
Percussion: Snare Drum
* Subject to availability and six month minimum rental period. 

Download our list of instruments to rent here.

INSTRUMENT RENTAL PLANS

KBB Music offers flexible plans to suit every need. Choose from Budget or Deluxe rentals; Monthly, Half School Year or Full School Year plans. You’re always in control!

Monthly Plan

Great for new students and beginners. Your child can play a top quality student instrument while you assess their continuing interest in playing. You only pay for what you use - one month at a time, with a minimum rental period of three months.

Half School Year Plan

Ideal for beginning to intermediate students. You rent at a discounted rate until the middle or end of the school year. The first rental period ends on 30th June, the second rental period ends on 15th December. Enjoy the convenience of paying once at the beginning of your rental. If you wish to carry on renting, simply renew at the end of the rental period.

Full School Year Plan

A great solution for intermediate to advanced students. You rent at a heavily discounted rate for the whole school year (ending on 15th December). Excellent for year long school programmes.

PURCHASING A RENTAL INSTRUMENT

Should you decide to purchase at any time, you will get up to your first year's rental off the usual purchase price of the instrument (excluding Instrument Protection). This means that your first 12 months' rental could be FREE if you buy! If you decide to buy a used instrument, half of the rental entitlement applies. For Keyboards and Digital Pianos, the first three months' rental can be put towards purchasing the instrument.  Terms and conditions apply.

Servicing and Repairs

KBB Music employ our own team of qualified specialist technicians. By keeping repairs in-house, we are able to offer fast repair times and a high standard of workmanship. If your instrument is in need of repair, we can offer an exchange or loan instrument until yours is repaired.  Our rental prices include servicing and maintenance if required.

Instrument Protection


KBB Music recommends the optional Instrument Protection available with your rental instrument. It covers fire, theft, accidents or loss for the entire duration of your rental period that may not be covered by your household insurance.  There is no excess, except for stringed instruments. Terms and conditions apply.
Consider the following:
- What is the excess for each claim on your household insurance?
- Will your household insurance cover a rental instrument?
- Will your household insurance cover damages that occurred outside of the home (at school, on the bus etc.)?

COMMON QUESTIONS

How do I rent an instrument?

Complete a KBB Music Musical Instrument Rental Agreement and Direct Debit form and return it to us. Instruments can be picked up from KBB Music or we can courier it to you. After you make the initial payment, further payments are made by Direct Debit. Payments will stop when you return the instrument. 

How do I renew my plan?

In most cases, your plan will automatically renew unless we hear from you.  We contact all Half School Year or Full School Year plan holders to remind you when it is time to renew. If you continue to rent, a direct debit will be charged to your bank account. 

How long can I rent for?

You may rent for as long as you like! (with some exceptions).  Simply keep on paying Monthly, Half or Full School Yearly, according to your choice of plan.

What choices do I have if I PURCHASE A RENTAL INSTRUMENT?

You may choose from ANY instrument within the same type. We always have a large range of new and used (workshop checked and warranted) brass, woodwind, stringed instruments, pianos and keyboards to choose from.