New band parents info

Posted by
Erin Nichols
Date
 July 16, 2019
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For many of you, it is just about time to begin the exciting journey of starting your student on an instrument for beginning band! If you have come to this site looking for information about renting a beginning flute, first of all–welcome! You and your student are about to embark on a wonderful, fulfilling journey of flute playing.
At the Indy Flute Shop, in partnership with Paige’s Music, we have partnered with many schools throughout the state to become the supplier of school band and orchestra instruments. The Indy Flute Shop carries instruments at the intermediate to advanced level, which most families choose to pursue after their student has been playing for a year or two. For many families, the easiest option is to rent. Renting with Paige’s Music is a great opportunity to participate in music-making. We make rental easy and convenient and provide you with peace of mind.
All of our band and orchestra rentals include free repair and replacement, free deliveries and pick-up, exchange, return, and early purchase discount options.
We have several convenient options for renting an instrument on our Debut Rental plan. The most convenient option for renting an instrument is our online Option. First, find out if your school’s beginning band program is serviced through Paige’s Music. We serve around 450 schools all over the state of Indiana, so chances are, we come to you! During the normal school year, one of our District Managers visits your school once a week to deliver purchased items and pick up instruments in need of repairs and maintenance. Do this, go to www.paigesmusic.com, click on the big red button that says “click here to rent online,” and start typing in your child’s school. If you do not see it, give us a call. You may need to complete a rental application in store.
If your school is listed, you will select it and your instrument and our system will autofill everything selected by your director for that instrument. From there, we can deliver the instrument directly to your school or you can pick-up the instrument in our store.
It is important to decide what kind of instrument you want to rent for your beginning flute player. Most parents choose the default option of renting a beginner flute. If you want to go this route, simply follow the rental instructions above online, choose flute, and follow the easy instructions to complete your application online. There are several benefits to this: beginner flutes are less expensive, come with a durable case (you never know what may happen in a crowded band room!), and all rental payments go towards either purchase of that instrument OR an upgrade at a later time to a better quality instrument–that’s where the Indy Flute Shop comes in.
That being said, some parents choose to start their student on an intermediate instrument, particularly if they have shown a lot of interest in it. There is really no disadvantage to this, and an intermediate instrument will be appropriate for your student for years to come, saving an upgrade trip later. If you choose to go this route, you will need to complete paperwork with Erin in the store. Any questions? Give her a call!

If you need to complete a beginning rental application and want a step-by-step tutorial, please watch the video below. NOTE: the “repair and replacement” section of the online rental has moved since this video was made. It is now at the beginning of the rental. All other steps remain the same.

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