Music Practice Rooms
Booking Guidelines for Music Practice Rooms
Booking Guidelines for Societies
Policy on the Use of Pianos Outside of the Music Department
As of the 2018/19 academic year, King's Venues will manage all recurring bookings from 6pm onwards & on weekends for Music societies registered with KCLSU due to our obligation to comply with the KCL security and Health and Safety policies. All Music society bookings are handled by KCLSU through the standard booking procedure: www.kclsu.org/getinvolved/bookaroom/bookkings/
On-off and ad-hoc bookings should be sent to the Department via email firstname.lastname@example.org
PRS Music Licence
Due to a number of issues arising in recent months regarding the availability of pianos in the Great Hall, the Chapel and other rooms around the Strand Campus, the Music Department can no longer consider moving pianos from Departmental rooms on a temporary basis under any circumstances.
This is for a number of reasons. The cost of moving pianos internally is actually comparable to hiring one for a particular event and hiring prevents any risk of damage (immediate and long-term) to our pianos. Furthermore, moving and tuning our own instruments takes time and since the rooms are heavily booked for lessons and practice, hiring externally will limit disruption to staff and students.
For any future requests for pianos in the Great Hall and elsewhere, Kings Venues (or whoever else is making the booking), should contact either of the following two companies:
- Markson Pianos - http://www.marksonpianos.com/
- Cambridge Pianos - http://www.cambridgemusic.net/pianos/ (contact for piano hire is Lynette Levitt - email@example.com)
We have a long-standing arrangement with Cambridge Pianos, who regularly tune and maintain our instruments, but since they are based in Cambridge the cost of hiring may be slightly more than Markson’s who are based in London. Both will be able to provide pianos for hire (with sufficient notice) and are fully insured, trained etc to move as well as tune any instruments hired.
The PRS for Music licence collects and distributes money for the use of the musical composition and lyrics on behalf of authors, songwriters, composers and publishers. We are obliged to submit accurate details of musical events taking place, which can be done via this webform.