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Practice & Teaching Studios

Manchester's finest piano practise and teaching spaces, bookable online by the hour

Here at the C. Bechstein Centre we have six purpose built, sound insulated practice and teaching studios available to hire. All our studios have either a C. Bechstein grand or upright piano and are bookable online by the hour. 

Please read studio rules below before booking.

Early Bird Discount

All practice studios will be at a reduced rate

from Tuesday to Friday, 10am until 12pm

for the whole of May.

Studio 1 
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C. Bechstein grand

Academy A 190


Studio dimensions:

3m x 3.6m

Studio 3
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C. Bechstein grand

Academy A 190

Studio dimensions:

3m x 4.3m

Studio 5
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C. Bechstein grand

Academy A 208

Studio dimensions:

4.2m x 6m

Studio 2
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C. Bechstein grand

Academy A 190

Studio dimensions:

3m x 4.3m

Studio 4
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C. Bechstein grand

Academy A 190

Studio dimensions:

3m x 4m

Studio 6
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C. Bechstein upright

Academy A 114

Studio dimensions:

1.9m x 2.7m 

Practice Studio Rules


Bookings are hourly and start on the hour. Bookings are made online only.

Card payment only

Credit or debit card details will be required to secure the booking.

If you overrun your time, your card will be debited for an additional full hour. 

Payment & 

cancellation policy

Payment will be taken at the time of booking. You may cancel or change your booking until 48 hours before your slot. Refunds take 5 –10 days to appear on a customer's statement. Stripe's fees for the original payment won't be returned, but there are no additional fees for the refund. You will be charged the full cost of the booking if you cancel within 48 hours before your slot. If you don't show up, the no-show fee will be the same as the cancellation fee.


Group bookings of four or more people must book studio 5.

Music stands

We have a small number of music stands available. We cannot guarantee availability, so please bring your own if necessary.

Amplification, Percussion

Amplification or percussion instruments are not permitted.

Waiting area

Please wait in the waiting area or kitchen space, not in the showroom. Warming up/playing in the showroom is not permitted.

Wi-Fi, tea, coffee

Complimentary Wi-Fi, tea and coffee provided. Wi-Fi quality is not guaranteed.

Drinks are permitted in the rooms, please use the tables provided


Please book a warm-up room if required. No warm-up elsewhere.

You must provide your own steward.

Lost Property

Lost property will be held for one month only before disposal.

Studio 5

Contact Details:

+ 44 (0)161 527 7677

7-9 Tib Street

Manchester M4 1AD

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Opening Hours: 

Mondays: Closed

Tuesday to Friday: 10am - 6pm

Saturday: 10am - 5pm

Sundays: Closed

Bank Holidays: Closed

Summer Closure: 11th - 27th August


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