Rehearsal spaces

The Music Directorate houses a range of rehearsal spaces for students and staff to utilise. This includes:

9 amplified rehearsal rooms, each containing a vocal PA system, stage piano / keyboard, drum kit and back-line amplifiers for guitars, bass and keyboards / electronics. The equipment is sourced from a wide range of manufacturers such as Sonor, Sabian, Roland, Mackie, Yamaha, Line 6, Fender and many more. All of the equipment is maintained by our team of both full time and evening / weekend rehearsal suite supervisors.

The Band Room is a large double height space with a modifiable acoustic characteristic. It is mainly used for large acoustic ensemble rehearsals, catering for our Big Band, Brass Bands, Adelphi Contemporary Music Group and Wind Band. It is also used for performance master classes and small concerts (capacity approx 80 - 100) with a two tier stage and 5kw PA system.

Specialist rooms for drum / percussion tuition and bass guitar tuition are located in this area. When these facilities are not in use by teaching staff the rooms can be booked for individual student practice.

Individual Practice and Tuition
The Adelphi Building houses a suite of 18 rooms used for both instrumental tuition and practice. These rooms cater primarily for Pianists, Woodwind, String, Brass players, Guitarists and Vocalists. Each room contains a well maintained upright acoustic piano (Yamaha and Kemble). With high ceilings, natural light and a complimentary acoustic the rooms are perfect for long periods of individual practice. The rooms are also used by small acoustic ensembles; Saxophone quartets, brass trios etc. When not in use for 1-1 teaching the rooms are 'open access' for student use.

Equipment Store/Hire

We also encourage students to use their own equipment for rehearsals. To facilitate this we have an instrument storage facility where students can leave their equipment to avoid having to constantly transport it between lectures, seminars and accommodation. Students are free to store instruments, amplifiers, drum kit accessories on a short/mid term basis.

We also have a range of equipment for loan to students to enable them to put on their own events both inside and outside the University. This includes PA systems, amplifiers and drum kits.

Opening Times

Monday - Friday: 9.30 to 22.30 (21.30 for acoustic rooms)

Saturday and Sunday: 10.00 to 20.30

Bookings for Music Students only on 0161 295 6001 or at the Rehearsal Rooms Office, AC-G05.

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