Instrument Rental Information

There are a limited number of acoustic pianos on campus. If you have a practice keyboard you wish to bring along for your personal practice, you are encouraged to do so.

Our local music store, Starbird Music, may have keyboards available for rental.

If you’d like to inquire about reserving a keyboard, contact David Andresen at starbirdpianos@gmail.com or 500 Forest Avenue, Portland, ME 04101, (207) 775-2733. First come, first served, while supplies last.

String Players:
A satellite Johnson String Instrument shop will be at NESI Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of NESI week. Customers can plan to visit our campus shop between 9:00 am and 5:00 PM.

String customers needing instrument trials, rental service or accessories can order items by clicking here.

PLEASE NOTE: We strongly recommend that you pre-order any items you might like to see. Orders will NOT be charged in advance; requesting an item does NOT constitute any commitment to purchase. It simply ensures the item will be available in the campus shop, at which point you may choose to purchase it or not. You can use the shopping cart tool to add any JSI website item to your rental order, or call 800-359-9351 to place an items-only order.

Rentals: If you would like your child to try instruments for a new rental or upgrade/exchange, please call our office at 800-359-9351. We can arrange to send multiple instruments for your child to play through and even bring to a NESI teacher.

Carriage House Violins: Call our sales department at 800-359-9351 to arrange trial instrument delivery to NESI.