Edinburgh Society of Musicians
Booking information for teachers, event and concert organisers:
Photo by Philip Solovjov.
|The Edinburgh Society of Musicians owns
a beautiful Jacobean style recital
room overlooking Dean Village in the West End of the city. Chamber music recitals are given every Saturday evening at
7.30pm from early October until the end of June. -
Limitations and room use
Notes for teachers
There are wonderful rehearsal facilities which include the use of two
Steinway B grand pianos.
A Zuckermann: Flemish V harpsichord built in 1978 is available also. Pianists (including 2-piano duos), recitalists, chamber music groups, small choirs and new baroque ensembles will find it an attractive venue to prepare for their concerts. The main recital room is also available for
Limitations and room use.
This is a particularly good location for small group and individual
rehearsals during the International Festival and the Fringe. This is also an
excellent venue for master classes, music exams, pupil recitals, chamber music meetings,
receptions and similar events. The rooms may also be available
to rent for tuition, rehearsals and performances but subject to certain conditions
due to the age and physical limitations of the building eg: Seating
capacity 50 people. This is a private venue and cannot be used for events advertising and selling tickets to
the public. If you use our premises and want to raise funds, you are limited to
an invited audience and donations. We cannot be used as a public venue as our
architecture prevents us from meeting the standards required by theatres,
concert halls and other public locations. Kitchen facilities small fridge, hot
water for coffees, etc, sink for dishes, separate wash hand basin. Bring your
own dishes, glasses and refreshments. There are no facilities for cooking food
on the premises. Be prepared to clean up and remove all leftover food and
rubbish when you leave. We do
not offer wi-fi, projectors, catering and other services for meetings.
- availability of an ESM steward to open up and lock up
- no entrance fee may be charged
- dancing is not allowed
- the premises may not be
used for parties
- alcohol may not be sold on the premises
- the whole building is a no smoking zone
|Notes for Teachers: The ESM offers four rooms for teaching, as follows :-
PIANO PRACTICE (grand pianos - minimum hire of two hours)
CHAMBER MUSIC PRACTICE (Recital Room - minimum hire of two hours)
HARPSICHORD HIRE (OUT OF OUR BUILDING - insurance required and
purchased by the hirer)
All inquiries regarding cost and availability should be emailed to the bookings officer.
Advanced students (Grade 8 or above) are invited to participate in the Saturday concert series. Limited equipment and music storage
may be available for people using the rooms on a regular basis. Discuss this at the time you make your bookings. Teachers are encouraged to use the time for
both one-to-one tuition and class tuition in ensemble skills, musicianship and aural training.
||Morning, afternoon, evening and whole day sessions are available, as well as the services of an on-site steward (optional).
- Photo by Philip Solovjov
The Architecture /
The Steinway B /
The Harpsichord /
The Programme /