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.

We are currently renting string instruments for Youth Symphony students

$75 – Violin or Viola

$100 – Cello/Bass ( $200 for non symphony members)


*Instruments can also be rented by non-Youth Symphony participants for $150 annually.

Instruments may be picked up and dropped off at the Symphony office M-TH, 10AM-4PM 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.

**Please note: while we do our utmost to repair and maintain our instruments, these instruments are well-loved. If you have rented an instrument from SLO Symphony and it is in need of repair, please contact [email protected] or call 805-356-1438 and schedule an appointment to bring it in.

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Reserve an Instrument

    Student Information

    SLO Symphony Program:

    Graduation Year:

    Parent/Guardian Information

    Please note: Primary Parent/Guardian name and address must match on payment page.

    Rental Information


    Instrument Size:


    ● SLO Symphony rents the instrument identified below for students participating in one of 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

    Credit Card Information

    The information contained in this form will be stored and by the San Luis Obispo Symphony as it pertains to instrument rentals. We do not store payment information after a payment is submitted. Please see our Privacy Policy for more information about how we protect your personal information.

    After clicking "submit" you will be redirected to a payment page. 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 805-548-1586.