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Music is a key element of growth and development, and for those looking for the right instrument to explore their musical talents, renting is the best way to start that exploration. Choosing the perfect instrument doesn’t have to be a tedious process, especially with these local vendors. Here are the top places to rent musical instruments in Orange County.
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Jim’s Music Centers
14061 Newport Ave.
Tustin, CA 92780
(714) 669-3600
www.jimsmusic.com

Many of the local educational facilities refer their students to Jim’s Music as a top choice for all of the services they have available. They carry a full selection of band instruments for rent and are name brand along with teacher-approved. You will not be waiting in lines, and the process is very simple and easy for those looking to learn an instrument.

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OC Music
29941 Aventura
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
(949) 858-0900
www.ocmusiccenter.com

In an effort to support new students to explore music, OC Music specializes in instrument rentals to local students that are looking to play the violin or any other musical instrument in the school band. Stop by the store to meet the staff that can help you find the right instrument. Some of the instruments available for rent include the violin, viola, cello, flute, clarinet, alto sax, tenor sax, trumpet, trombone, baritone and much more.

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Music & Arts Center
504 S. State College Blvd.
Anaheim, CA 92806
(714) 999-5015
stores.musicarts.com

Founder Benjamin O’Brien opened the doors to his first facility in 1952 and offered printed music, music lessons, dance lessons and art supplies. It was not long after that he decided to focus just on the music, and since 2005 the company has joined forces with a division of Guitar Center, American Music to become one of the largest band and orchestra retailers in the US. There is a wide array of instruments available for rent and this facility is one of the prime locations for finding the right instrument you are looking to explore.

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AMI Music
2812 E. Imperial Highway
Brea, CA 92821
(714) 793-8127
www.amimusiccenter.com

Any type of musical instrument you are looking for is highly likely to be available at AMI Music in Brea. They also offer music lessons for various musical styles that include classical, rock, pop and jazz for all ages. Depending on what instruments you are looking to acquire, there are also lessons available for the piano, viola, violin, flute, saxophone, trombone, cello, guitar and clarinet. The service by teachers is a great experience, as expressed by previous students.

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Music Vault Academy
25255 Cabot Road
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
(949) 257-2744
www.musicvaultacademy.com

The Music Vault Academy does something that is unique in its technique: they don’t just teach someone how to play an instrument, but how to become a musician. It was formed as a response to programs that were offered in the school system throughout Orange County. Founders Claudiu and Adrian created an institute that puts the emphasis back to the technical skills necessary to be a great musician. The academy also offers instrument rental with new and used instruments. They also offer a rent-to-own option for those who want to continue to make monthly payments and apply the base rent paid toward the lease purchase at any time.

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