Fine Arts Program

Where can I rent or purchase an instrument for my child and what should I
expect to pay for rental fees or to purchase?

Instruments can be rented or purchased from local instrument music dealers. The average rental fee is approximately $33.00 – $40.00 per three-month period depending on the type of instrument rented. The purchase price of an instrument will vary depending on the brand name and category of the instrument (beginner, intermediate or advanced/professional model instrument). Beginner instruments usually start at $300.00, intermediate level $650.00 and advanced/professional models $1,800.00.

My child’s instrument is in need of repair. What should I do?

First, ask your child’s teacher to check the instrument out to try to determine the problem as it may be something as simple as repositioning a spring or key. If the repair is one that should be performed by a professional repair person, take the instrument to an instrument repair vendor. An approved instrument repair vendor list is below:

2018-2019 Approved Instrument Repair Vendors

Hewitt’s Music, Inc. (Band and Strings)
23330 Farmington Road
Farmington, MI 48336
(248) 957-9090
Contact: Skip or Phil Hewitt
skip@hewittsmusic.com

Shar Music (Strings)
2465 S. Industrial
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Contact: Adam Cogan
Rental Operations Manager
Shar Products Company
(866) 742-7261
adac@sharmusic.com

Jorgi Margariti (Strings)
22501 Avalon St.
St. Clair Shores, MI 48080
(586) 441-3054
Contact: Jorgji Margariti
jorgji123@gmail.com

Detroit Saxophone Center (Band)
21301 Gratiot Ave, Eastpointe, MI 48021
(586) 777-7541
Contact: Richard Pioch,
Billy Furman
piotechsax@yahoo.com

Are there any weekend or after school community art/music programs where I
can enroll my child and what is the cost?

Yes, there are weekend and after-school music and art programs where you can enroll your child:

Wayne State University Weekend School of Music
Website: http://www.weekendschoolofmusic.com/

MSU Community Music School
Website: www.cms.msu.edu/detroit
Call: (313) 578-9716 (Jill Woodward)
Email: cmsd@msu.edu
3408 Woodward, Detroit, MI 48201

Detroit Symphony Orchestra Civic Music Programs
Caen Thomason-Redus, Senior Director of Community and Learning
Call: (313) 576-5596

Carr Center
Oliver Ragsdale
Call (313) 965-8430
Email: academy@thecarrcenter.org

The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
Call: (313) 832-6622
4454 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201

Please contact the organization of your choice for special pricing information for
DPSCD students.

What summer music/art programs are available for my child to participate in and are there scholarships available?

Wayne State University Weekend School of Music
Website: http://www.weekendschoolofmusic.com/

MSU Community Music School
Website: www.cms.msu.edu/detroit
Call (313) 578-9716 (Jill Woodward)
Email: cmsd@msu.edu
3408 Woodward, Detroit, MI 48201

Detroit Symphony Orchestra Civic Music Programs
Caen Thomason-Redus Senior Director of Community and Learning
Call: (313) 576-5596

Carr Center: Oliver Ragsdale
Call (313) 965-8430
Email: academy@thecarrcenter.org

The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
Call: (313) 832-6622
4454 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201

Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp
Call: (231) 894-1966
300 E. Crystal Lake Rd, Twin Lake, MI 49457
(800) 221-3796

Can my child use his/her assigned school instrument to participate in a summer music program?

Yes, your child will need to get an Application for Loan of Musical Instrument from their teacher, complete and return to the teacher.

I would like to donate an instrument (s). Who do I contact?

Detroit Public Schools Community District
Department of Development and Partnerships
Mrs. Toria Ward-Gilkey
(0) (313) 873-8593 (C) (313) 460-3852
3011 W. Grand Blvd. Fisher Bldg. 9th Fl
Detroit, MI 48202