We often recommend renting to young students, as they will need multiple sizes before they finally grow into a full sized instrument. Buying a new instrument every few years can get a costly (at least for a decent one!). We know you can find cheaper models online, but they often come with issues and at minimum, need professional set up after you purchase. Please be careful if you take this route, as many instruments are quite low quality and will make your learning more difficult.
Renting is also a great idea for any student who is testing the waters. You can almost always rent to own, or return the rental when you want to buy your own instrument. We do recommend students who are committed and need full sized instruments to make a purchase.
We do offer rentals through our studio, exclusively to our students for your convenience ($21/month).
The instructors will also be happy to give you names of other reputable music stores to rent, or recommendations on instruments for purchase as well.