Your rental contract will earn a discount that you can use towards an instrument purchase when the time is right for you. The discount will build with every quarterly payment you make, starting with your first payment.
The purchase discount is based on the rental portion (total payment less tax and insurance) of your quarterly payment, and is equal to 100% of the rental fees paid in the first year plus 50% of the rental fees paid after the first year.
The discount may be used towards a student outfit (instrument, bow and case) or upgrade instrument of the same type as the instrument you rented – in other words, if you rented a violin, you may use your discount towards the purchase of a violin or violin outfit, but not towards a viola, cello, bass, or any other item. Each discount can be used towards only one purchase and cannot be combined with any other discounts.