Instrument Rental Office

Each year, IPSF rents over 2,000 high quality musical instruments at affordable prices to students in the Irvine Unified School District. Proceeds support music programs across the district. The Instrument Rental program offers parents a less expensive alternative to purchasing a new instrument that may only be used for a short time. This innovative program has raised more than $1 million over the years to support Irvine’s music program.

Contact Information

Location: Rancho San Joaquin Middle School

4861 Michelson Drive, Irvine, CA 92612

Phone: 949. 786.1278


Program Manager: Sara Trask


Current Hours

The Instrument Rental office is open Monday – Thursday, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. and is closed for both School and Federal Holidays.

If these office hours do not work for you, please contact the Instrument Rental office at 949.786.1278 to arrange another time.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Foundation part of the Irvine Unified School District?

No, the Irvine Public Schools Foundation is a nonprofit organization that supports the Irvine Unified School District.

What are the Instrument Rental Prices?

Instrument Type New Condition Standard Condition Fair Condition
Violins, Violas, Flutes, Clarinets, Trumpets & Trombones $28.00/month $24.00/month $20.00/month
Cellos & Alto Saxophones $48.00/month $45.00/month $40.00/month
Baritones $50.00/month $45.00/month N/A

Where is your office?

On the campus of Rancho San Joaquin Middle School: 4861 Michelson Drive, Irvine, CA 92612 | 949.786.1278

What do I do if the instrument needs to be repaired?

All repairs must be done by the Irvine Public Schools Foundation. Please contact us if you have a problem with your instrument.

How do I make payments?

You must pay for your instrument rental with a monthly credit card authorization or echeck for automatic payments. You may choose to pay for the entire year up front, however, a credit card must be kept on file in the event that you do not return your instrument at the end of the school year. You will then be charged the monthly rental amount for your instrument each month you have the instrument past the return date.

Will you send me a bill every month?

No, your credit card or bank account will be automatically charged each month in accordance with the contract you will sign.

Where do I return the instrument?

All instruments must be returned to our Instrument Rental office at 4861 Michelson Drive.

Can I keep the instrument over the summer?

Yes! However you will continue to be billed monthly rental payments as long as you keep the instrument.

Does your office close during the summer?

No. Please see office hours above.