QUOTE(Minstrel @ Apr 23 2007, 12:31 PM)
My piano playing daughter is going to Leeds in the autumn and is trying to decide which halls of residence to apply for. Which of them have practice rooms with pianos, how easy are they to get hold of and what, if anything, does it cost? She's not going to be studying music but is a grade 7/8 pianist and county youth orchestra violinist.
Not sure about Halls of Residence with pianos, but here in Headingley where my company is based, and where I work two days a week, is the Yorkshire College of Music and Drama. Many private teachers are based here, and there are many studios with pianos which can be used for practice. Skylark is organising the forthcoming Leeds Forum Users day here. I regularly use the hotel right opposite.
Its convenient for the University also. Website is www.yorkshire-music-lessons.co.uk
I realise finding a Hall or Residence with piano practising facilities may be the best option (as I did many moons ago at Lincoln Hall , Nottingham Uni), but maybe this helps as an alternative.