Instrument Rentals

Low-cost violins, violas, and cellos for kids in our Music Education programs

SLO Symphony has a limited number of instruments available for our Music Education students to rent at low-cost.

Annual Rental Rates

Violin/Viola

  • $75/year San Luis Obispo Youth Symphony Student Rate
  • $150/year Non-SLOYS Rate

Cello/Bass

  • $100/year San Luis Obispo Youth Symphony Student Rate
  • $200/year Non-SLOYS Rate

Instruments may be picked up and dropped off at the Symphony office M-F, 9AM-5PM by appointment.

Renting is easy! Just fill out the reservation form below and click “Submit”. You will be taken to the payment page. Once your payment has been received and processed, we will contact you with information to pick up your instrument.

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Reserve an Instrument

    Student Information

    SLO Symphony Program:



    Parent/Guardian Information

    Rental Information

    Instrument:



    Instrument Size:



    TERMS OF RENTAL

    ● SLO Symphony rents the instrument identified below for students participating in its music education programs.
    ● Renter agrees to return the instrument to SLO Symphony at the end of the rental agreement in the condition it was received
    ● Renter agrees to exercise great care in preserving the musical instrument. In the event maintenance or repair is required during the rental period, the renter agrees to notify the Symphony office to arrange for maintenance. Renter shall not attempt to make any repairs without express permission from the Symphony. In the event of loss or damage, SLO Symphony may charge the renter the cost to repair or replace the instrument. Minimum replacement values are: Violin - $200; Viola - $250; Cello - $700
    ● Renter shall inspect the instrument before delivery by SLO Symphony and shall notify them of any defects in the instrument


    If you have any questions regarding instrument rentals, or if you would prefer to pay over the phone, please click "submit" and then call the San Luis Obispo Symphony at 805-356-1438.