Instruments to use and hire

If you're a keen musician, but don't have the instrument you need, you can use or hire one from us and get playing.

Our Music Centre offers a range of instruments. Some can be used within the centre itself, and some are available for students and staff to hire and take away.

All the instruments marked with a * can be hired, on a first-come-first-served basis. These instruments must be hired for at least a term, at £10 a month per instrument.

Here's what's on offer:

  • Strings



    Double Bass*

    Guitar (acoustic and electric) *

    Bass Guitar*

  • Brass


    French Horn*



  • Woodwind



  • Keyboards

    Heintzman 7ft grand piano (Ensemble Room)
    Yamaha U3 acoustic piano (Studio and practice room 1)
    Yamaha U1 acoustic piano (practice room 2)

    Electric Keyboard*

  • Percussion

    Note: Our percussion equipment cannot be taken away from the Music Centre. Non-performance drum kits (marked with an †) can be used as part of studio or practice room bookings. Acoustic drum kits are only to be played after 8pm during the week (with the exception of ensemble rehearsals and lessons), and at the weekend for commercial bookings. Drummers must provide their own sticks.

    If students / staff or commercial bookings wish to use any percussion below not marked with an †, they must seek permission from the music team first.

    • Acoustic drum kit (Studio and Practice room 1)†
    • Electronic drum kit (Practice room 2)†
    • Performance drum kit (Ensemble Room)
    • Timpani
    • Xylophone
    • Marimba
    • Vibraphone
    • Glockenspiel
    • Chimes
    • Concert Bass Drum
    • Mark tree
    • Auxiliary percussion

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