Lyre Rentals

The Lyre Association has Choroi and Gärtner lyres of various sizes that are available for members to rent.  Monthly rent is $30-35, depending upon the size and quality of the lyre. Contracts are usually for one year, renewable at the Lyre Association conference each summer.  The Association is happy to assist new lyre players in finding a teacher in their area.

  • Gärtner small soprano lyre with 27 strings (G-a'') – Contact Margo Ketchum at lyrists@gmail.com or (610) 608-9281

  • Gärtner small soprano lyre with 27 strings (G-a'') – Contact Julia Elliott at juliabelliott@gmail.com or (978) 352-5581

  • Choroi small soprano lyre with 27 strings (G-a'') – Contact Margo Ketchum at lyrists@gmail.com or (610) 608-9281

  • Rose soprano lyre with 27 strings (G-a'') – Contact Debbie Barford at dsbarford@yahoo.com or (773) 561-7910

  • Gärtner alto lyre with 39 strings (E-f'') – Contact Julia Elliott at juliabelliott@gmail.com or (978) 352-5581

    FEATURED RENTAL LYRE:

    The Lyre Association of North America is excited to make the first Derscheid Legacy Lyre available for rent to experienced lyre players. 

    This beautiful lyre was built by Alan Thewless in 2018 and is modeled after the original Derscheid lyres.  Based on the plans shared with LANA by Herr Derscheid's estate, the Legacy Lyre incorporates many of the signature qualities of the name it honors. The Derscheid Legacy Lyre has 37 strings and a range that extends from E to e'''. This lyre is available for yearly rental and also through our rent-to-buy program. Please contact Julia Elliott at juliabelliott@gmail.com or (978) 352-5581 with questions about the Derscheid Legacy Lyre.

    For more information on lyre rentals, contact Julia Elliott:  juliabelliott@gmail.com