Instrument Care Guides

One of the easiest ways to play better is to play on a properly maintained instrument. Regular instrument maintenance isn’t difficult, and it takes only a few minutes a day. It can even save you money on repairs. Adam’s Music has assembled this handy guide to help you keep your rental musical instrument in tip-top shape.


Choose your musical instrument

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Find out more about keeping your clarinet looking and playing great

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Keeping your flute in perfect playing shape is easy with these tips

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Trombones need careful maintenance and cleaning to look and sound their best

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Learn how to keep your trumpet looking and playing great


Saxophones have many moving parts, but they're easy to clean. Here's how

Low Brass

Big brass instruments need extra attention. Use these tips to keep them playing great

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Bowed Strings

String instruments like violins and cellos are easy to maintain if you know how


Oboes have an intricate system of keys and rods. Here's how to keep them clean

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Double-reed instruments like the bassoon are large instruments that need special care

Maintenance Tips for All Rental Instruments

Adam’s Music wants you to get the most out of your rental instrument. That’s why we only rent quality musical instruments in good working order. Good regular maintenance is the best way to make sure your rented instrument continues to look and sound its best. No matter what type of instrument you rent from Adam’s Music, please follow the following tips:

  • If you have a problem with your rented musical instrument, don’t worry. Just bring it back to Adam’s Music and we will fix the issue or give you another instrument
  • There will be no charge for necessary repairs that result from normal usage
  • You will be charged only if we need to repair an instrument that is damaged by abuse, neglect, or carelessness
  • If your instrument is damaged, don’t try to fix it yourself. Bring it back to Adam’s Music to avoid making the problem worse
  •  If you play a woodwind or brass instrument, don’t chew gum, eat, or drink immediately before or while you’re playing
  • If you do eat before playing, brush your teeth, or at least rinse out your mouth. Food particles and sugar blown through an instrument will cause problems
  • If your mouthpiece gets really stuck, don’t panic and try to pry it off yourself. Bring it back to Adam’s Music. We have the correct tool to free it without damaging the instrument

Remember, if you have any trouble with your rented instrument, contact Adam’s Music immediately so that we make repairs or supply you with a replacement instrument. Adam’s Music wants every customer to get the most from their rental instrument and music lessons. If you have any questions about our rental policies, or want to find out more about available instruments and prices, contact Adam’s Music in West Los Angeles today!