You're looking at $5,400 in musical instruments. Thank God, the one that costs $4,000 is owned and payed for by the school; that's the bassoon. Of course, the fear is still there---you break it, you buy it. The saxophone costs $1,400; of which we still have payments to make in the amount of $1,400. The installment plan kicks in next month. For that price, I'm thinking of learning how to play that sucker. There might as well be two of us taking advantage of it. Thankfully, neither of them wanted to play the tuba. I heard those puppies can go for around $10,000, depending on the price of metal. Right now, I'm the only family member who doesn't have an instrument; of course that has a lot to do with the fact that I have no musical ability whatsoever. How hard is it to learn to play the bagpipes?