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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 instruments

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:

  • Cornet*
  • French Horn*
  • Euphonium*
  • Tuba*

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

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

  • Violin*
  • Cello*
  • Double Bass*
  • Guitar (acoustic and electric) *
  • Bass Guitar*

  • Flute*
  • Bassoon*
  • Tenor Saxophone*
  • Clarinet*