LAS VEGAS (FOX5) — Music stores are struggling to get by during the pandemic. Many local shops rely on instrument rentals from students but with distance learning, most families aren’t renting.
David Kessler with Kessler & Sons Music said rentals are down by more than 50 percent. The storage unit that normally sits empty in September, is full.
“They’re ready for rent, ready for kids,” said Kessler.
kids are not taking them home.
“With not just distance learning, but with doing the split semester program in middle schools, there’s a lot of programs that just don’t have year long band this time around,” said Kessler.
CCSD gave instruments to some students. Kessler’s shop helped get them ready.
“Our repair shop was double this summer because we were cleaning instruments for Clark County School District, sterilizing and disinfecting them,” Kessler said.
He said the repair shop and website is why their