The college has two practice rooms available to use by students, each with an upright piano (and Music Room 1 now has two uprights!). Music Room 2 also contains a drum kit, and some music from the old Queens’ jazz band. The rooms are located in Lyon Court, and can be booked using the spreadsheet on the JCR website (https://qjcr.org.uk/internal/bookings/).
We are looking into how we can improve these spaces and replace broken equipment. Please email email@example.com if you have any concerns/ ideas so we can make sure we are kitting out the rooms suitably for all their users!
Old Hall grand piano
Advanced pianists, particularly those preparing for significant examinations or performances, can request permission to use the Boston grand piano in the Old Hall when the hall is not in use. Note that the piano must not be moved from the alcove in which it is stored without the supervision of a member of the MagSoc committee. Permission to use it can be sought be emailing the MagSoc President (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Note: as long as Old Hall is acting as a temporary library space, the Old Hall piano has been moved to the Chapel. Therefore, permission to practice on the piano must be sought both from the MagSoc President, and the Senior Organ Scholar (for contact details, see below).
College Chapel upright pianos
The college chapel contains two upright pianos. These are not administered by MagSoc, but may be available for student use at times. Further information can be sought by contacting the Chaplain and the Organ Scholars, whose contact information can be found here.