Tuition & Practice

Photo of people singing in a choir

Individual lessons are available and there is space in the Music Centre for practice.

Tuition

Individual lessons are available at special rates. Students and others wishing to take advantage of the facility are advised to contact the Director of Music before the beginning of the academic year.

Practice Rooms and other facilities

Located near the seafront in Old College, the University Music Centre provides facilities for students and the local community, and promotes a wide-ranging programme for performers and listeners.

The Centre has practice rooms available to students of all degree programmes, staff and others, and teaching spaces for those wishing to recieve instrumental or vocal lessons.  It has numerous pianos, a two-manual electronic organ, harp, harpsichord and chamber organ, as well as percussion and other instruments. The Old College is also home to the Music Library, which houses a large sheet-music collection with particularly strong holdings of chamber and orchestral music. In addition, music books can be found in the Hugh Owen Library - and, of course, the enormous resources of the National Library of Wales are close at hand.

Use of the Practice Rooms is only available to those who have purchased a Music Card.  The card can be bought via the University's Online Shop or in the Music Centre Office.

 

MUSIC CENTRE OFFICE OPENING HOURS

Mondays 10am - 2pm

Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10am - 4pm

Thursdays and Fridays 10am - 1pm

 

OLD COLLEGE OPENING HOURS (FOR USE OF PRACTICE ROOMS)

Term time

9am-9pm Monday - Friday

10am-3.30pm Saturday

Out of term

9am-6.30pm Monday - Friday

 

Please note that the Practice Rooms must be vacated at least 5 minutes before the end times noted above.

 

 

Old College Opening Times

The Practice Rooms are available to Music card Holders only during the following times:

 

Term-time

9am-9pm Monday - Friday

10am-3.30pm Saturday

 

Out of term

Monday to Friday 9am-6.30pm

 

Please note that Practice Rooms must be vacated at least 5 minutes before the end time noted above.

 

ATTENTION!

LOCKING OF PRACTICE ROOMS

From Monday 23rd September, the Practice Rooms will be electronically locked. To gain access, you will need to purchase a new Music Card for the 2019-2020 academic year. These are available from the University online shop at https://shop.aber.ac.uk/product-catalogue/gwasanaethau-services/canolfan-gerdd-music-centre or in peson at the Music Centre Office.  If you're a student or member of staff, your Abercard will be linked to the lock through your Aber log-in.  Please be aware that it can take at least 24 hours for this to happen.  You will also need to update your Aber Card after 24 hours.  

You can do this on campus, e.g. the Hugh Owen Library or in town - either at the Computer Room at 10 Laura Place (opposite the Old College) or the small entrance door to the Old College on King Street (The Ladies Entrance) which has a swipe card lock on it. A blue light will activate your Abercard. A red light will follow indicating that your Abercard does not allow you access through this door. You will have to use the main entrance.