Rehearsal Studios

**** Urgent Notice ****

National Lockdown – Studios Reopening 11th January

We are writing to let you know that we now have approval to reopen the studios. We will be reopening from Monday 11th January. The culture secretary Oliver Dowden has stated “You should work from home unless you can’t – exemptions include for training and rehearsal of performances, recording studios and film & TV production”. This exemption only applies to artists involved in renumeration generating work. It does not apply to social bookings.

Now we have this clarification, we are performing a full review of our risk assessment of our covid secure procedures. Clearly with one in thirty people testing positive, it is vital that everyone takes utmost care and follows the rules.
Reception will be closed until 10am on the Monday 11th, so if you have any queries please send them via email to enquiries@millhillmusic.co.uk. In the meantime, due to the situation, if a refund is required, this may take some time to process and we request that all customers agree to defer sessions to a future date if possible.

Bookings may now be made online at our website CLICK HERE TO BOOK

If you have deferred a  booking or wish to change  the date of a booking please email us at the above email address.

Please note the following points

1. As we are currently running the studios with a much reduced staff pattern, we ask customers to book as early as possible as we will be closing the studios at 6pm if there are no evening shift bookings by 4pm of that day, so please book before 4pm, preferably the day before so we can organise staff.

2. Band illness. We ask all customers to not attend any session if they feel ill, have been asked to isolate or have a raised temperature. Any booking cancelled at the last minute due to illness will be rescheduled at no cost or fully refunded, so long as we are informed prior to the start of the session.

3. If any band member becomes unwell during a session, we ask the band to notify us by phone and if possible leave immediately, without visiting reception.  Unused hours will be credited or refunded.

4. We ask all customers to wear facemasks and use provided hand sanitisers provided in all public areas. Please use facemasks and sanitise hands when using bathroom facilities.

5. Please do not congregate or socialise in the public areas of the studio and maintain a 2m social distance at all times where possible.

We recognise how important our services are to customers.

We thank all customers for your support and patience over the last year. We hope you are all safe and look forward to a time when we can all rehearse, record, perform and enjoy music as music should be enjoyed.

Please note there will be no staff in reception to answer enquiries at present.

We will be in touch soon.

Rog and all of the team at Mill Hill Music Complex

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PLEASE READ THE COVID19 INFORMATION BEFORE BOOKING Note Studios are band rehearsal studios unless otherwise noted. Full descriptions at bottom of page.

Music Rehearsals and Recording

Please use our online booking system to book and please confirm that your rehearsal is associated with professional work or Education. We understand that this description means that if you need rehearsal space to prepare for fee earning performances or maintain a professional level of technical capability then rehearsal is allowed. If you are preparing for recordings, making Youtube events, rehearsing for paid gigs post lockdown, rehearsing for promotional activities, putting together a showreel etc, then these are permitted activities. Sadly purely social activities are not allowed except for Solo/single household rehearsals.

Dance Studios

We can host dance exams, classes with social distancing, professional activity and single household sessions.

Educational usage
We have also been advised that use of the studios associated with educational purposes is allowed, with appropriate social distancing. We will be holding Rockschool exams as this is a designated permitted activity.

General Info

If your rehearsal is purely for leisure purposes with multiple households, unfortunately we cannot take bookings at this time. We ask for all customers to respect the regulations.

Please wear facemasks in public facing areas and use sanitisers and wipes as provided in all studios. Please do not attend the studios if you have any symptoms of covid or are isolating.

We will keep you updated if there are any changes to these rules. It may be necessary to vary our hours of operation, based on demand.

Covid19 precautions
Please note that we require all customers to comply with our covid19 safety policy – 28 June 2020

(Please click here for current covid regulations for booking studios)
* Sanitiser and wipes provided in all studios and in reception
* 1 hour minimum gap between sessions to allow air to settle in studios
* Rooms cleaned on a daily basis before use and handles and surfices disinfected between sessions
* Customers requested to book on line or pay with contactless cards
* 2 person limit on customers waiting in reception
* Customers must observe government social distancing recommendations
* Customers must observe the two person customer rule in reception
* Customers are requested to use sanitiser and wipes provided
* Customers using public transport are requested to sanitise their hands on arrival
* Customers must not attend the studios if they are unwell
* In the event of accident or injury, studio staff will not be able to assist customers but will call ambulances if required.
* Customers must not leave any items in studios.
* Customers must bring their own microphones where possible. Microphones are available for purchase from £25.99 from reception
* Customers must observe the 2m distance in reception from studio staff, except for card payments
* Customers must notify the studio in the event that they suspect they have covid within 14 days of visiting the studio
* If customers leave any item in the studio, these will be safely disposed of unless customers can return immediately to collect.
* We request that customers remain in studio for the duration of the session
* We have a single customer policy for our three toilets.
– Female Toilets only one cubicle open
– Male Toilets Urinal only, use disabled toilet if cubicle required.
* No cash payments (we have no lower limit for card purchases)
* We request all customers to pay on line where possible
* In room support for problems will only be possible where proper social distancing can be observed.
* Anyone displaying symptoms such as a persistant cough or visible temperature will be asked to leave immediately. We will not be taking temperature tests, but ask customers to use common sense.
* We will be waiving all cancellation fees for customers displaying covid symptoms. They will not be permitted to access the studios for a period of 14 days following such a cancellation.
* Storage at the studios will not be possible until the risk level is 1.

Please ensure that these are followed

All of our music rehearsal spaces are equipped with PA systems, backline including Drums (inc cymbals), Bass amp and 1 or 2 guitar amps based on size. Studio 17 and 18 have upright acoustic piano’s and studio 16 has an electric piano. Studio 5 is a specialist drum practice studio and studio 20 is a solo practice space with a small PA system and an electric piano. Click on the studio below to see the full spec. The studio price includes the full equipment package for each room.

We have 17 studios to suit every budget. All Studios are equipped with PA and full backline as applicable.

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