Highly recommended local source for instrument rentals, repairs, and purchases:
MICHAEL BECKER FINE VIOLINS
28 3rd St. (Touhy and Cumberland, white house across from Walgreens)
Park Ridge, IL 60068 Map/Directions
Tue. - Sat.: 10 am - 4 pm Closed Sun. and Mon.
Rental fees (payable quarterly; insurance included):
Violin / Viola (any size): $20/month
Cello (any size): $33/month
Bass rental info is here.
Students must be present at time of rental for proper instrument sizing.
All rental instruments include bow, case, and rosin.
Damage insurance is included in the rental agreement, and is highly recommended.
Required accessories (available from Michael Becker Fine Violins):
Violin and Viola: shoulder rest, music stand; recommended: metronome/tuner (or smartphone apps available here)
Cello: rockstop, music stand
Alternate violin shops can be recommended upon request.