I feel Music & Arts presents misleading information to parents about the Rent-To-Own program. After the 9-month trial period, which we did, with the monthly fee being applied to buy the instruments, for which I recall about $249 value (Clarinet).

A year and a half later, when I am asking why I am still paying nearly $40 a month to rent the instrument -- that Music & Arts now says the instrument my son is using had a price tag of $1400 (Conn-Selmer CL301). Looking on line, I see comparable instruments, new, retailing for market value of about $379 at Conn-Selmer retailers.

So, having rented for 15 months to the tune of $476.85 AND I DONT OWN IT. Plus my monthly damage waiver fee, of $6.35 (x15 months is another $95).

What a racket -- Shame on Music & Arts -- and shame on me for wasting this much money-- and Shame on my school district for not trying for a better partner for kids learning an instrument.

I'm returning my son's clarinet to buy a used, probably higher quality instrument. (This is what's wrong with corporate America). I'm annoyed and feel mislead.

I'll let other parents I know - to go get a good used or new instrument online.

I will speak with my school's band directors and encourage them to consider another partner. Unbelievable.

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