School Services

All levels of players need reliable instruments and the right accessories to play the best they can. Robert M. Sides has a huge selection of band and orchestral instruments from the best manufacturers to ensure you’ll find the right instrument for you. Whether you choose brass, woodwind, percussion or strings, we provide a wide variety of options and solutions to help you start or continue on your musical journey.

As a member of the National Association of School Music Dealers, Robert M. Sides takes great pride in being a "full-service" school music store.

What does full service mean?

  • Our team of 6 school service representatives make weekly visits to over 100 school districts in Pennsylvania and New York, bringing our store and repair shop closer to K-12 music programs, teachers and students.
  • Our in-house repair shop services everything we sell from piccolos and violins to tubas and string basses with free delivery and pickup to the students & schools we serve.
  • Our online rentals and 6 affiliate rental locations make getting started easy no matter where you live in our service area.
  • All levels available from beginner/student to intermediate and professional: new and used options are available
  • We stock and rent intermediate and professional instruments from open-hole flutes to double french horns
  • We stock and rent “harmony” instruments: baritone sax, soprano sax, bass clarinet, alto flute, piccolo, etc.