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Playground Music Center Review

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Playground Music Center

Playground Music Center is a music store located in Fort Walton Beach, but there are other locations in both Panama City and Tallahassee.

They specialize in providing quality instruments, accessories, and instruction for all levels of musicians. They also offer a wide variety of instruments, including guitars, basses, drums, keyboards, and more. They also carry a selection of amplifiers, effects pedals, and other accessories. 

The knowledgeable staff is here to help you find the perfect instrument and provide you with the best instruction to help you become the musician you want to be. They also offer a variety of classes, workshops, and private lessons to help you take your playing to the next level. 

Whether you’re a beginner or a professional, Playground Music Center has something for everyone. Stop in today and see what they have to offer!


There are 3 locations for Playground Music Center, so if you are in the area, go and meet the team. 

Fort Walton Beach, FL

429 Mary Esther Cut-Off NW

Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548

(850) 243-2514

Panama City, FL

27 Harrison Avenue

Panama City, FL 32401

(850) 785-1355

Tallahassee, FL

3360 Capital Circle NE

Tallahassee, FL 32308

(850) 320-6463

Instrument Rentals

Playground Music Center offers a full-service music rental business located in the heart of the city. They offer a wide selection of instruments for rent, including guitars, basses, drums, keyboards, and more. Whether you are a beginner or a professional musician, they have the right instrument for you. They also offer lessons and repairs on all of their instruments. Their knowledgeable and friendly staff are here to help you find the perfect instrument for your needs.

Beginner rentals start at $22.99/month

How Does It Work?

Pick your instrument

Decide your Beginner Rental Instrument and its condition. We offer instruments in Standard, Choice and Brand New condition.

Rent Online or In-Store

Rent your instrument online or visit your nearest Playground Music Center location. We can’t wait to see you!

Have it delivered

We’ll deliver your child’s instrument right to their school or home! Want it now? Swing by a store to pick it up.

Benefits of Renting With Playground Music

Band Director Approved Instruments

A trusted partner in Music Education since 1961, Playground Music Center prides itself on carrying only band director-approved instruments.

No Long-Term contracts

Our Month-to-Month Beginner Rental Agreement means you can return, exchange, upgrade, or payoff your instrument at any time with no penalty.

Maintenance & Replacement Program

Our optional maintenance and replacement program covers all repairs and provides you with a replacement instrument to insure your child is never without an instrument.

No credit checks

If you’re a band parent, you’re approved!

Try Before You Buy

The first 12 months of your rental payments can be applied toward a Step Up Intermediate or Advanced Level Instrument.

Step Up Instrument Program

The Playground Music Center Step Up Instrument Program is designed to provide an opportunity for students to upgrade their instruments to a higher-quality level. Through this program, students can apply for a loan to purchase a higher-quality instrument and use the loan to pay for the instrument and any associated taxes and fees. The program is available to students in grades 6-12 and is available to all instruments, including strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, and keyboards.

The program is designed to help students who may not have the financial means to purchase a higher-quality instrument. The loan is interest-free and can be paid back over a period of up to five years. The loan also includes a free one-year warranty on the instrument, free instructional materials, and a free lesson with a professional music instructor. Once the loan is paid off, the student will own the instrument and will be able to keep it for their own use. 

The Playground Music Center also offers a variety of other programs, including lessons, camps, and workshops. These programs are designed to help students further their musical education and help them reach their full potential. In addition, the center offers a wide range of instruments for rent and purchase, ensuring that students have access to the instruments they need to make music.

Step Up Instruments start at $53/month.

Music Lessons

Playground Music Center offers music lessons for a variety of instruments, including guitar, bass, drums, piano, voice, and more. Lessons are tailored to the individual student’s goals and abilities and are taught by experienced instructors. Lessons are offered in both private and group settings, and students can choose to attend weekly or bi-weekly lessons. The center also offers a variety of performance opportunities, such as recitals and jam sessions, to help students develop their skills and showcase their talents.

  • Four (4) lessons per month (One lesson per week)
  • Lessons available for all instruments
  • Offered at all Playground Music locations
  • Lessons are offered Monday – Saturday

Private Lessons are offered at $125/month

Playground Music Center

Repair Service

Maintenance and Repair Plan (M&R) is optional with your instrument rental with Playground Music Center. When an accident happens or routine maintenance is needed, we’ve got you covered with our month-to-month M&R Plan.


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