• Typical Costs - Instrumental Music

    Buying outright

    Flute: $300-$700                                            Clarinet: $350-$900

    Oboe: $1400-$3000                                        Alto Saxophone: $800-$1600

    Tenor Saxophone: $1000-$2500                    Trumpet: $650-$1200

    French Horn: $1500-$2500                            Trombone: $700-$1100

    Euphonium/Baritone: $1000-$2600               Tuba: $3600-$10,000

    Percussion

                Snare Drum Only: $120.00

                Bell Kit/Snare Drum Combo: $150.00

    Guitar: $100-$300

    Piano: $500-$50,000

     

    Renting – We work with Volkwein’s the most local and reliable music store to our school district, but there are other places that rent as well: David's Music House in McMurray, Hollis & Germann in Bethel Park, and Johnstonbaugh's in Bridgeville. Each company has both online and paper rental options, but the basic example is below:

    EXAMPLE RENTAL RULES/AGREEMENT 

    There are two parts to a rental agreement: 1) the initial down-payment which covers the first 4 months of the student’s experience; 2) the monthly rental fee which is due upon entering the fifth month of playing. These fees accumulate into store credit so that the student can purchase an instrument of his/her choosing.

    A credit check will be performed for all rental applicants.

    Flute:                           Down-payment = $29.99; Monthly Rental = $20.00

    Clarinet:                      Down-payment = $29.99; Monthly Rental = $20.00

    Oboe:                          Down-payment = $69.99; Monthly Rental = $40.00

    Alto Saxophone:       Down-payment = $69.99; Monthly Rental = $40.00

    Tenor Saxophone - - no rental available

    Trumpet:                    Down-payment = $29.99; Monthly Rental = $20.00

    French Horn:             Down-payment = $109.99; Monthly Rental = $60.00

    Trombone:                Down-payment = $29.99; Monthly Rental = $20.00

    Euphonium/Baritone:  Down-payment = $109.99; Monthly Rental = $60.00

    Tuba - - no rental available

    Percussion

                Snare Drum Only:                   Down-payment = $29.99; Monthly Rental = $20.00

                Bell Kit/Snare Drum Comb  Down-payment = $29.99; Monthly Rental = $20.00

    Guitar - - no rental available; Guitar Center is suggested for purchase

    Piano - - no rental available; Guitar Center is suggested for electronic keyboard/piano purchase

    Books - all books must be purchased in order for success in learning an instrument. The school does not provide lesson books to students. Below is an estimated cost of the books.

    Flute: Measures of Success $8.95                 Clarinet: Measures of Success $8.95

    Oboe: Measures of Success $9.95                Trumpet: Measures of Success $8.95

    Tuba: Measures of Success $8.95                Trombone: Measures of Success $8.95

    French Horn: Measures of Success $9.95   

    Percussion: Measures of Success $16.95

    Alto Saxophone: Measures of Success $8.95

    Tenor Saxophone: Measures of Success $8.95

    Euphonium/Baritone: Measures of Success $8.95

    Guitar: Sound Innovations for Guitar $12.99

    Piano: Piano Adventures (Faber) $6.50-$8.50 each

     

    Supplies as per instrument - typical supplies for maintaining the instrument throughout the year.

    Flute

    Cleaning Kit: $15-$20

     

    Clarinet

    Reeds: $3 each or approximately $30/box of 10

    Cork Grease: $4

    Cleaning Kit: $15-$20

    Mouthpiece/Ligature: Ligature - $4-$15; Mouthpiece: $15-$40

     

    Alto/Tenor Saxophone

    Reeds: $3.50 each or approximately $35/box of 10

    Cork Grease: $4

    Cleaning Kit: $15-$20

    Mouthpiece/Ligature: Ligature - $4-$15; Mouthpiece: $20-$50

     

    Trumpet & Baritone/Euphonium

    Mouthpiece: $25-$50

    Valve Oil: $5

    Cleaning Kit: $15-$20

     

    Trombone

    Mouthpiece: $35-$60

    Slide Oil/Grease: $5

    Cleaning Kit: $15-$20

     

    Percussion

    Snare Sticks (first year): $6-$10

    Bell/Xylophone Mallets (suggested second-sixth year): $15-$20

    Timpani Mallets (suggested third-sixth year): $25-$50

     

     

Last Modified on January 29, 2019