String instruments are in a category of their own because: 


The size of the instrument and the size of the student are aligned so the student can hold and play the instrument correctly. 


  • String instruments come in sizes divided into fractions of a full-size instrument for smaller individuals. (1/16 thru 3/4 or 7/8)

  • Smaller sizes are a scaled down version of a full-size instrument. Bows match the instrument size.

  • The teacher determines the correct size for the student based on the length of the student's arm. 

  • The size of the instrument has nothing to do with the student's ability to play. In order for the student to go "up a size" s/he has to grow physically. 


  • The teacher will tell you and/or the student when s/he needs a larger size instrument.

  • Come into the store and exchange the small instrument for a larger one.

There are NO FEES, NO PENALTIES, NO PAYMENT INCREASE to chage the size of the instrument. 

  • It is impractical to rent to own an instrument that is not full-size. Instead, a portion of quarterly rental payments (not including rental protection plan) is equity towards the purchase of a full-size instrument.  


  • There is no obligation to buy an instrument.

  • Rent the instrument for three months.

  • After the first three months

    • Return the instrument at any time-no fees, no penalties, no questions asked OR

    • Continue making monthly (band and orchestra) or quarterly (string) payments.

    • Purchase the instrument at any time. 


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Brian Cannon
Felicia Cannon,

Austin Music Center 2016
Revised 2017

Thank you to our many loyal customers. We appreciate your continued business and  the new customers you send our way. Word-of-mouth is our best advertisor. 

Many thanks to the schools, school districts, houses of worship, teachers and extra curricular fine arts programs for your excellence, effort and dedication to introducing and cultivating  a love of and an appreciation for the fine arts. 

We are proud to be part of this community.