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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, for £20 per month.

Here's what's on offer:

  • Strings



    Double Bass*

    Guitar (acoustic and electric) *

    Bass Guitar*

  • Brass


    French Horn*



  • Woodwind



    Tenor Saxophone*


  • 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. 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 (Practice room 1 and B2)†
    • Electric drum kit (Practice room B3)†
    • Performance drum kit (Ensemble Room)
    • Timpani
    • Xylophone
    • Marimba
    • Vibraphone
    • Glockenspiel
    • Chimes
    • Concert Bass Drum
    • Mark tree
    • Auxiliary percussion

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NTU Music
+44 (0)115 848 4570