NMS Collaboration Partner:
Modern Strings Rentals

New Music School (NMS) is proud to work directly with Modern Strings; Chicago's new premier string rental company. At NMS, we ensure all students' an easy path to selecting a string instrument. At NMS, students/parents can rest assured knowing we have done the research to make sure your instrument is of the finest quality. 

NMS and Modern Strings will

  • Provide instruments at first lesson to select
  • Need instrumental repair? Students can leave at school for repair and pick up at their second lesson.
  • Need supplies? NMS's private instructors will purchase and deliver.

From the faculty who teach you, to our instrument retailers, New Music School aims to provide the finest teaching along with the finest instruments for all NMS students.

To Rent an Instrument

To begin renting an instrument a parent, guardian or other responsible adult need only complete the attached rental contract and provide basic credit information. If credit card information cannot be provided, a security deposit is required. Modern Strings bill monthly on the seventh of each month. The contract may be canceled at any time, and billing will end when the instrument is returned. Make sure to mention New Music School on your rental form.

Message from Modern Strings

When choosing who to rent your string instrument from, we know there are many options for students. We wanted to answer for you, why Modern Strings? We appreciate your consideration.

Specializing in high quality instruments for students, we know that the two most important considerations are tone and condition. Because every instrument has its own unique character, each of ours is professionally played, evaluated and adjusted to produce the finest tonal results. While many old instruments are afflicted with prior damage and repairs just waiting to fail, our instruments are reliable and structurally stable because they are in pristine original condition. Working with living makers also guarantees the authenticity and value of every instruments in our collection.


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