A Minimum Wage Job Hint?

Hi, I’ve playing some of the 2006 Neologism Speed IF games, and I’m stuck on John Cater’s A Minimum Wage Job.

I can talk to Bessie about Miranda and music, so I know I need to get the instruments, but they’re locked in cages. As is, I keep getting killed by robo-ninjas.

It’s a bit of a long shot, but has anyone played this (tiny) game to completion? If so, some hint would be greatly appreciated.

Ah don’t worry about it, I was being dense. The solution was a lot simpler than I’d imagined.

There were three cases, and I had tried opening two of them and from that presumed that they were all locked. A rookie mistake.