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Instrument Usage & Maintenance Policy

Students are expected to adhere to the following rules when practicing and taking lessons using the piano and percussion instruments owned and assigned by Mahanaim.


  • Food and Drink are not allowed in practice rooms, except for water in a resealable container.  

  • Students should not handle or play instruments with dirty hands.

  • It is prohibited to put or rest anything on instruments that can damage those instruments.

  • Users are responsible for any damage or loss to the instruments. 

  • Mahanaim is not responsible for any items left or lost.

  • Grand pianos must be covered after use.

I. Requesting an Instrument

  • Students wishing to use the grand pianos in the auditorium or Mahanaim Hall should submit an Instrument Usage Form. Requests for the use of a grand piano must be made at least 24 hours prior to the desired usage time.

  • Likewise, students studying percussion can use percussion instruments owned by Mahanaim, including the marimba, timpani, snare drum, etc., through the same application process. As above, the one-time instrument usage requests must be made at least 24 hours before the desired usage time via the Instrument Usage Form.

  • Percussion students can apply for long-term use of percussion instruments for multiple lessons and up to 18 hours of practice every week for repetitive lessons and practice. Requests for long-term use of percussion instruments can be made through the same form, but the student must indicate “long-term usage,” at the beginning of the term. 

  • Instruments are assigned on a first-come-first-served basis. However, in cases where one request conflicts with a lesson schedule, the lesson takes precedence. Piano and percussion students have priority when using grand pianos or percussion instruments, respectively.

  • The Instrument Manager may adjust or reject permission to use the instrument according to the purpose of use and the program of the applicant.

  • Users are responsible for any loss or damage to the instrument and will be responsible for repair or replacement costs.

II. Instrument Maintenance



Office of Academic Affairs

Room 114a



Policies & Procedures


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