Archdiocesan Music Program

 

The Archdiocesan Music Program offers instrumental lessons and a group band experience in Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Washington.

 

 

Rentals

Renting a high-quality instrument is always better than purchasing a cheaply made instrument. Find out how much it will cost to rent the instrument for the entire year - don't forget Summer Band! Also, some stores will apply your rental fee towards the purchase price of an instrument.

Rentals are available from the following stores:

Washington Music Center rents many instruments for as little as $85 for the school year!
Chuck Levin's Washington Music Center
11151 Veirs Mill Road, Wheaton, MD 20902
(301) 946-8808
http://www.chucklevins.com

Music & Arts Center
Several area locations
http://www.musicarts.com

Buying an instrument

For the first year of lessons, rentals are best. After a year or two, talk to your teacher and the pros at the music store to help you select a quality instrument that will last your child through high school. Be careful: if an instrument is offered for cheap at a club store, pawn shop, or online auction, you might end up paying a lot for repairs or even a replacement!

Here are some area stores where you can buy high-quality instruments:

Chuck Levin's Washington Music Center
11151 Veirs Mill Road, Wheaton, MD 20902
(301) 946-8808
http://www.chucklevins.com

Music & Arts Center
Several area locations
http://www.musicarts.com

Repairs

Repairs are offered at a number of area music stores. Check to see if they do repairs on-site or if they will ship your instrument to another location. Stores that ship usually take much longer to complete simple repairs.

Chuck Levin's Washington Music Center
11151 Veirs Mill Road, Wheaton, MD 20902
301-946-8808
http://www.chucklevins.com