Exeter student musicians performing.

Music

Exeter has a music scene that is booming! We’re proud to offer you a bunch of opportunities to get stuck into. From performance to practice facilities, you’re bound to find something to support your musical interests.

Got a question? Drop us a message at music@exeterguild.com or book a drop-in.

Music tuition scheme: applications now live!

We don’t want anyone missing out on music tuition – that's why we have a Music Tuition Scheme. This supports students financially so that everyone has the opportunity to access musical tuition. It applies to students at any level of ability, and you’ll get a year-long Music Membership and £300 worth of funding towards music lessons (on average, 10 lessons) completely funded by the Guild.

We are currently accepting applications for the scheme until the 1st of November. Click here to apply!

To learn more about how the scheme runs, have a look at the scheme’s student agreement.

Music tuition:

We don’t want to brag, but our music tutors are highly experienced and raved about by students! With your music membership, you’ll get access to our list of affiliated tutors who you can contact to arrange privately funded lessons.

Music membership:

Grab a music membership for just £10 covering the year! This deal gets you access to our music practice facilities, equipment and tech and much more:  

  • Access to Cornwall House practicing rooms.
  • Fancy a late-night practice? You’ll have access to Kay House’s 24-hour rehearsal facilities
  • Think you’ve got the next hit single? Record it in our studio! Have a peek at the equipment we have here.  
  • Need some extra equipment or just want to try out something new? You’ll get free hire of equipment and instruments.  
  • Tired of lugging your instruments around campus? You’ll get dedicated secure storage with this membership.
  • We know how important it is to keep practicing and challenging yourself to refine your skills, that’s why this membership offers training, development and performance opportunities.
  • New for this academic year: arrange scores and record podcasts in the Music Creator Suite!

So, what are you waiting for? (T&Cs apply)

Our music community:

We have over 20 student-led musical groups and societies for you. Perform competitively, try something completely new or showcase your talents with jam sessions and performances.

Don’t worry – not all our societies audition, so you’ll definitely find one that fits what you’re looking for!

If you can’t find a society that fits your passion – make one! We’re here to support all your adventures at university and want to empower you to follow your passions. Click here to find out how to start your own society.

Facilities:

Cornwall House:

Check out our practice rooms at Cornwall House, that have been purpose-built to make your music sessions the best they can be.  

It has seven individual practice rooms, exclusive to Music Members that you can book 7:00 – 0.00 seven days a week. Each one has a piano or grand piano, a music stand and a Bluetooth speaker.  

Cornwall House also has a secure storage room to keep your instruments safe.  

Kay House:

For those who love a late night or early morning practice session, this is the place to be! Kay House has not one but two 24-hour practice rooms for Music Members to book and use at any time.  

Amp Room:

Perform like nobody's listening in this soundproofed room! Find a drum kit, PA, keyboard, bass and guitar amps, mic stands and a microphone here, perfect for all-out jam sessions.  

Acoustic Room:

Fancy some time alone – just you and your instrument? This individual practice room with an upright piano is ideal for individual instrument or vocal practice.  

Recording Studio:

Time to crack on and get recording! Our recording studio is open 24-hours a day, has industry standard software and hardware, has two large live rooms and an isolation room for all your needs!

New to all this? Don’t worry – we provide tailored introductory studio training to help you get used to our facilities, whether you’re just starting out or a dab hand at sound engineering, recording and production. Whatever your experience, take advantage of this great opportunity!

To see what equipment we have in the studio click here.