Strings students

Returning Instruments FAQ

For Spring 2017

How do I return a rented Band Instrument?

flute, clarinet, sax, trumpet, trombone and percussion kits

If you wish to return your Needham Music rental instrument, please contact the company first at 781.444.6429.  A representative will come to the school to pick up the instrument.  As a courtesy, please let your band teacher know as well that you have called Needham Music to return the instrument. 

Please do not drop off the Needham Music instrument in the office or in the music room without first contacting Needham Music.  This creates a confusing situation for the school faculty and staff. Drop off the Needham Music instrument in the school's main office only after you have contacted Needham Music to let them know that you are returning your rental instrument.

Please also be aware that the contract ends with Needham Music when the instrument is returned.  Any money paid to Needham Music DOES NOT carry over into the 2017-2018 school year.  If your student is planning to continue with band next year (on the same or a different instrument) you may wish to continue paying into the rent-to-own program with Needham Music. 

 

How do I return a Band instrument borrowed from SPS? 

SPS Loaned Instruments: Your teacher  will be picking up SPS instruments this week , after building concerts. Please make sure to return your instrument directly to a music teacher.

 

How do I return a rented String instrument?

Violin, Viola, Cello and BASS

If you rented an instrument from Acoustic Strings of New England and you wish to return it, please contact the company first at (781) 648-6355 Sales/Service/Billing  and then leave the string instrument in the main office of your child's school.

Please do not drop off the Acoustic Strings Instrument in the office without first contacting Acoustic Strings of New England.

Please also be aware that the contract ends with Acoustic Strings when the instrument is returned.  Any money paid to Acoustic Strings  DOES NOT carry over into the 2017-2018 school year.  If your student is planning to continue with strings next year (on the same or a different instrument) you may wish to continue paying into the rent-to-own program with Acoustic Strings of New England. 

 

How do I return a String Instrument I borrowed from SPS? 

Your teacher will be collecting loaned instruments from the Somerville Public Schools. Please return these instruments directly to a music teacher. All Loaned instruments from the SPS are due back before the last day of school.

 

I still have questions!

Feel free to contact a faculty member with further questions. 

Music Director: rsaunders@k12.somerville.ma.us

Strings faculty:  ablickenderfer@k12.somerville.ma.usmgalvin@k12.somerville.ma.us, nbishop@k12.somerville.ma.us

Band faculty:  rsears@k12.somerville.ma.us, afiorentino@k12.somerville.ma.us, jgabriszeski@k12.somerville.ma.us