Re: Need advice
I would stick with her playing the rental horn. The Yamaha 23 is a top choice for young players. LeBlanc make good clarinets but I don't think their student model saxes are as good as the Yamaha model 23.
You could apply the rent towards purchase and then if she is still interested in High School, you could get a really good step up horn, purhaps a Yamaha model 62ll.............Kelsey