There are two routes via which you can access Music at Exeter. You can join a society and/or purchase a Music membership.

Which one is right for me?

Joining a society allows you to rehearse with your chosen society/ societies and participate in society-specific social activities. Each society charges a membership fee, which goes towards room hire, equipment, repertoire etc. Find out more about the music societies at Exeter here.

A Music membership is the gateway to the Guild’s impressive facilities and resources, which you can access for a yearly fee. If you require practice rooms, instrument/ equipment rental or the recording studio, this is the option for you. Find out more about the benefits of Music Membership here.



We have over twenty affiliated music societies here at The University of Exeter, which cater for a vast range of talents, genres, preferences and styles. Some of our music societies are auditioned and some aren't, meaning there is truly something for everyone to get involved with.

Each society is led by students, for students and there are many performance opportunities throughout the academic year whether local, national or international. Click here to find out what our societies are up to.

Each society charges its own membership fee, details of which can be found on individual society pages.

Can’t find the society you’re looking for? Start it! Click here to learn how you can start your own society.



What is the Music Tuition Scheme (MTS)

The MTS is a grant for instrumental music tuition that any student can apply for, regardless of their ability level. If your application is successful, you could receive up to 100% funding for ten lessons. 

Do I need to purchase a music membership in order to apply?

No, the MTS is open to everyone. However should your application be successful, you will be required to purchase a membership in order to access the music facilities. Information on music membership can be found here.

How do I apply for the MTS

All you need to provide is a completed application form. You are not required to audition; therefore, funding is granted on the quality of your application alone!

The MTS is open for applications at the start of each academic year and the deadline for 2021-2022 applications is midday on Friday 8th October. Please email completed application forms to by the aforementioned deadline to be considered for the scheme.  

Where can I find the application form?

You can download the MTS application here:

Music Tuition Scheme Application Form

How will I be notified of the outcome of my application?

All applicants will be notified within two weeks of the deadline.

My application was successful, what happens next?

Successful applicants will be asked to complete a compulsory online information session. This session will cover aspects such as choosing a tutor, organising lessons, payment and goal setting.  

In Term 2, there will be an optional performance event for MTS students and their tutors. This enables all parties to celebrate the progress made, and also provides something for students and tutors to work towards.

On completion of the MTS, you’ll be asked to provide feedback on your experience.

My application was unsuccessful. Can I reapply next year?

Of course!

I need some help with the application. Can you give me any advice?

If you need further advice, please email us at




A Music Membership gives you access to the following:

  • Cornwall House practice rooms
  • Kay House 24hr rehearsal facilities
  • Recording studio
  • 10% discount at Musicroom Exeter
  • Free equipment and instrument hire
  • Dedicated instrument storage
  • Training, development and performance opportunities

Buy your membership here. If you are a member of staff you can buy our staff membership.

For more information on facilities, please click here.

If you have any enquiries regarding music memberships, please email


If you're having any trouble with purchasing your membership, please send an email to

You can also purchase a membership by going to the Guild Reception Desk in DH1 (Opposite Comida).



As part of purchasing a Music Membership, you can arrange to have 1-2-1 instrumental tuition with a Guild approved tutor, in one of our practise rooms

Our instrumental tutors are experienced and come highly recommended, with many having taught at the University for a number of years. If we do not currently have a tutor for your particular instrument, please get in touch and we can help you to find one.

You can find our current list of approved tutors here



  • Practice Rooms: 7 individual practice rooms exclusively available to Music Members. Bookable from 07:00 – 00:00 seven days a week, each containing a piano or grand piano, a music stand, and a Bluetooth Speaker.
  • Cornwall House Instrument Store: Secure storage room where music members can keep their personal/rented instruments.


The epicentre of music at the Guild, with two 24 hour practice rooms for music members to book and use at any time.

  • Amp Room: Soundproofed room equipped with a drum kit, PA, keyboard, bass and guitar amps, mic stands and microphone. Perfect for band practice and jam sessions
  • Acoustic Room: Individual practice room with upright piano. Ideal for individual instrument or vocal practice


Our 24 hour recording studio is equipped with industry-standard software and hardware, and includes two large live rooms and an isolation room.

We also provide tailored introductory studio training to help you get used to our facilities, whether you’re a beginner who’s just getting started, or a dab hand at sound engineering, recording, and production, looking to further develop your skills

For more information on the studio, please send an email to



Kay House is located a ten minute walk away from central campus, close to Duryard Halls (building number 85 on the map below). Please click on the map for a larger view and directions.

Cornwall House is located on Streatham Campus, close to Lafrowda halls of residence (building number 32 on the map below).

Kay House
Lower Argyll Road

Cornwall House
St German's Rd
EX4 6T


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