Making the choice of which instrument can be difficult for students. Visit our "Choosing An Instrument" page for hints, tips and suggestions on how to help students make the choice.

Looking for an instrument retailer?  We've teamed up with Robert M. Sides, headquartered in Williampsort, PA. to provide you a single location to purchase (or rent depending on your location) an instrument, and to provide you with the required materials and care kits. Please note that Shipping charges are extra.

*Prices subject to change. viaAcademies will do our best to provide accurate and up-to-date information. Please contact Robert M. Sides for final pricing.
Instruments
Music Within Me Bloomsburg Regional Tech Center, 240 Market Street Bloomsburg PA 17815
Instrument
Starter Kit *
Purchase Price
Rental Option / Month
***
Flute
$519.00
$24 or $30 / month
Bb Clarinet
$491.00
$24 or $30 / month
Eb Alto Saxophone
$1055.00
$36 or 45.00 / month
Trumpet
$605.00
$24 or $30 / month
Trombone
$605.00
$24 or $30 / month
Mallets
$180.00
$24 / month
$38.95
$53.95
$32.95
$37.95
$28.85
$36.95
French Horn
$1643.00
$43 or $50 / month
Please call
Baritone
$1500.00
$43 or $50 / month
Please call
*  Starter Kits include 1.) Required care items, 2.) Music Stand, 3.) Clarinet and Saxophones kits include 1 box of 10 reeds, Mallets Kits include Mallets, 4.) Music Book.
*** Rental Options include the Starter Kit.  Lower price per month for a used instrument, higher price per month for a new instrument. 
All viaAcademies related purchase for instruments and supplies must be made by calling
800.326.9450
Robert M. Sides can assist you with all of your instrument and equipment needs.
Please identify yourself as a viaAcademies customer.
Already have an instrument? If you do, you may only need a few items. viaAcademies requires all students to have the recommended Care Kit and Lesson Book. Shipping charges are extra.  
Instrument
Care Kit
Lesson Book
Music Stand
Mallets / Sticks
Box of 10 Reeds
Flute
$15.95
NA
NA
Bb Clarinet
$15.95
NA
$15.75
Eb Alto Saxophone
$15.95
NA
$22.75
Trumpet
$15.95
NA
NA
Trombone
$15.95
NA
NA
Mallets
$15.95
$4.95
NA
$8.75
$7.95
$22.25
$7.95
$8.95
$7.95
$13.45
$7.95
NA
$7.95
$12.50
$7.95
French Horn
Call
NA
NA
Call
Call
Baritone
Call
NA
NA
Call
Call
Due to the complexity of purchasing or renting a musical instrument,
please call Robert M. Sides to make final arrangements. 
All viaAcademies related purchase for instruments and supplies must be made by calling
800.326.9450
Robert M. Sides can assist you with all of your instrument and equipment needs.
Please identify yourself as a viaAcademies customer.
Care Kits:  The following items are recommended by viaAcademies.  Please note that many stores sell pre-packaged care kits.  viaAcademies only recommends the use of the equipment described below.

  • Flute:  Silver polish cloth or other appropriate polish cloth for the finish of your Flute.
  • Bb Clarinet:  Silver polish cloth or other appropriate polish cloth for the finish of your keys, cork grease, handkerchief swab (brush or brush/cloth combination swabs are NOT recommended).
  • Eb Alto Saxophone:  Brass polish cloth or other appropriate polish cloth for the finish of your Saxophone, cork grease, handkerchief swab (brush or brush/cloth combination swabs are NOT recommended).
  • Trumpet:  Valve oil, trumpet cleaning snake, tuning slide grease.
  • Trombone:  Slide oil, trombone cleaning snake, tuning slide grease.
  • Mallet Percussion (Bells):  No care kit needed.  Mallets are required however.
  • Snare Drum:  No care kit needed.  Drum sticks are required however.