The summer is a good time to take a few trial lessons with private teachers in the community without the stress of the regular school year. Families are on vacation so teachersoften have open slots available.
School districts offer "music camps" beginning the first week of summer vacation. The high school begins band practice before school officially begins.
It's a good time of year to emphasize the joy of playing music.
Financially, it makes sense to continue to rent. When an instrument is returned, the account is closed. This means money accrued towards the cost of the instrument is lost.