Equity in Education Instrument Rental Program

Fundraising Made Easy

If you’re like most educators:

  • You need to fundraise

  • Your students need instruments

Why not offer your students a high quality instrument rental program that earns cash grants for YOUR music program?

In Partnership with
NEMC and Give A Note Foundation

Let’s make music instruction accessible and equitable for all students!



Your time is valuable. Our fundraiser takes no additional time out of your schedule so you can spend more time doing the activity you love most: teaching your students.


Share our rental program with parents to automatically earn cash grants
for the rest of the year.
The more instruments rented, the more cash grants you earn!


Use your grants to strengthen your support of students in need. Purchase instruments? Repairs? Field trips? Anything except Practicing Musician—our service is free


Does Practicing Musician rent the instruments?2021-11-02T03:50:15+00:00

No, we chose to partner with the rental company National Educational Music Company (NEMC) because of their deep commitment to renting quality instruments since 1957. Over 60 years later, NEMC’s A+ reviews make them a continued leader for instrument rentals. CLICK to read reviews.

What instruments are available?2021-11-02T03:49:01+00:00

Shop from home to access NEMC’s large inventory of teacher approved, quality musical instruments in new or like new condition such as trumpets, clarinets, trombones, flutes, saxophones, violins, violas, cellos, drums and many more. Educators across the country give NEMC an A+ for our quality brands, which are expertly cleaned and maintained for optimum playability and safety backed by service, exchange and purchase options, all at an affordable price


Is shipping free?2021-11-02T03:50:57+00:00

Yes, shipping is always free!


What if a repair or adjustment is needed?2021-11-02T03:51:36+00:00

In the unlikely event your instrument needs repair or adjustment, just request a free prepaid return label from NEMC and bring your instrument in its original container to any UPS drop-off location. NEMC will take care of the rest and in just a few days your instrument will back in your hands ready to play (next day expedited repair service available in select areas).


How much money does my school get?2021-11-02T03:51:44+00:00

Your school will receive a portion of every rental or purchase, starting at $4 per rental instrument per month, or more depending on the instrument. Practicing Musician and NEMC will provide the funding to Give A Note, a nonprofit foundation promoting music education, which will provide grants to each participating public school. Your cash grants can add up fast!


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