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Rent Your Instrument — Just $39.95 To Get Started

From affordable musical instruments to unmatched customer service, third-generation owner Ryan West tells you why the West Music rental program is different!




Start Playing for Just $39.95

The West Music Starter Package includes everything your student needs to succeed: your required method book, instrument care accessories, and use of the instrument for the first month. Additionally, you will get to choose the color of your music stand, and a metronome or tuner.

Rent-To-Own Your Instrument

Make monthly rental payments until you own your student instrument, or until you decide to return it. Automatic billing is available, so you never need to remember to make a payment.

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Move Up!

When your child is ready to advance, you may transfer payments from your beginning level instrument to an advanced level instrument.

Tune Up!

We’ll take care of routine repairs, accidental damage, and loss due to fire or theft.

Pick Up! (and Delivery)

Our Educational Sales Representatives will visit your school to pick up instruments that need repair and deliver new supplies and repaired instruments. This is a free weekly service for all schools within our local service area!

Making Music Makes a Difference…

According to studies, music students understand language and math more easily. They also score higher on college entrance exams!

Buy Your Instrument

Own Your Sound! Contact Us to Buy Now.

Save 30% when you purchase your instrument. Buy outright or in two easy payments! Call 800-373-2000 or email us to learn more about purchasing a band or orchestra instrument.

Purchased instruments include 12 months of our Service Protection Plan with guaranteed instrument buyback on our Premium and Certified Pre-Owned instruments. We also have a limited supply of used instruments available!




Our Lifelong Commitment to Music

We are a third generation, locally owned and family operated business. Since 1941, West Music has been the area’s leading partner in music education. With over 75 years of experience providing lessons, music programming, and instrument of all types, we are your trusted resource in helping students play now and play for life!

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Director Approved

Not all instruments are the same. West Music only offers instruments that meet the expectations of your individual student’s band and orchestra director. Where available, your store will have your school’s list of band and orchestra needs on file. You can feel confident in your choice when you partner with us!

Instruments, sheet music, repairs and every classroom musical need are just the beginning with West Music. Learn more about our stores and selection.

Commitment to Service

We are the Midwest’s largest repair facility with 17 professional Repair Technicians and Luthiers. The West Music repair team does everything from simple cleanings to complete overhauls!

Are you an educator? Our Educational Sales Representatives bring over 500 years of experience to your school every week!

Making Music Makes a Difference…

Students in music program learn teamwork and develop strong social skills. It also gives kids a place to belong and succeed!

Find a Store Near You!

Cedar Falls
6322 University Avenue
Cedar Falls, IA

Cedar Rapids
1398 Twixt Town Road
Marion, IA

1212 Fifth Street
Coralville, IA

126 East Water Street
Decorah, IA

2255 JFK Road
Dubuque, IA

Quad Cities
4305 44th Avenue
Moline, IL