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Published: 17 September 2014

Supporters help Surrey purchase pianos

Music students have been able to hit the right notes after Annual Fund donations enabled the purchase of two new upright pianos.

The Yamaha instruments were installed in two Teaching Block rooms in late 2010, providing students and staff with the opportunity to play them recreationally.

Dr Stephen Downes, the University's Head of Music and Sound Recording, said that the gift has helped Surrey enhance teaching as well as widen student music activity including ensemble rehearsals and private practice.

He added: "For all of these activities, the University is not especially well-served for space or instruments. The new pianos, which have replaced two very old and poor-quality instruments, will mean that the student musical experience at Surrey will be of substantially higher quality."

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