Band & Orchestra INSTRUMENT Rentals

The Quick Details

  • 3 month minimum on all rentals (some instruments require a 6 month commitment, inquire for details)
  • After the 3 month minimum, the rental agreement becomes month-to-month
  • 60% of on-time payments can be applied to purchase of an instrument of the same type (up to 75% of the manufacturer's retail price)


Rockin' Robbie's Instrument Rentals

We rent instruments of all shapes and sizes. We specialize in Band and Orchestra instruments for the schools, however, we're not opposed to renting just about anything. We rent instruments around the entire Bay Area. From San Leandro to Oakland, Richmond to Brentwood, no city is too far away. We have an ever expanding inventory and it changes on a daily basis, so if you don't see what you're looking for, just drop us an email or give us a call, chances are, we have it. 

Affordable Quality

We have 3 pricing levels for many of our rental instruments. We have put in countless hours evaluating the viability of certain brands so we can offer three price points for most instruments, and still know that we're renting out a quality product. We have everything from brand new out of the box, to instruments that have been around the block a few times. However, it does not mean that the lower-priced instruments are of inferior quality. The pricing is more an indicator of the age of the instrument and the number of times its been rented. We have instruments in our rental fleet that are 30 years old, but still meet our repair shop's highest standards. So we'll offer those at a discount. Some might not be the prettiest, shiniest instrument, but they will play well and sound great for your whole rental.

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Rental Warranty

Your rental instrument from Rockin' Robbie's is guaranteed to meet or exceed performance expectations for the duration of your contract. Given that, normal wear and tear is inevitable and is at no cost to you. Under the conditions that the repair shop would determine damage was caused by misuse or poor handling, the charges would fall outside of the "normal wear and tear" guideline. We understand instruments are machines and tools, and we are humans and things can happen. We're never judgmental, we fix instruments, not blame. Please don't hesitate to keep communication lines open. 

In the Event of Damage

Don't panic, we're here for you. The repair shop is one of the most reasonable in the land and we have a great reputation in the Bay Area. If there is a problem, please don't hesitate to bring in the instrument and have the technician examine it. We do our best to outline "care & feeding" and are always available to answer questions about the best care for your instrument. Even with our best intentions and utmost care, sometimes accidents happen and repairs become necessary. 

We Succeed when You Do!

We are all musicians and educators here at Rockin' Robbie's and our first goal is to make sure your student has an awesome experience in band or orchestra. In order to ensure that, we make sure the parent also has an awesome experience.


Check out our Education page for valuable information regarding instrument maintenance. 

Clarinet Maintenance

Proper Way to Clean A Clarinet

Trumpet Maintenance

Best Way to Clean a Trumpet

Trombone Maintenance

Trombone Slide Cleaning

How Rico Reeds are Made

How It's Made - Rico Reeds

What Do Different Trumpet Mutes Sound Like?

Mutes (Part I) Trumpet Tips & Tricks with Charlie Porter