Instrument Office


Room 505
26 Gibbs Street
Rochester, NY 14604

Office Hours

M-F: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


Mitchell Moore, Manager of Instrument Services
Location: ESM 504
Phone: 274-1151

Marvin Rus, Chief Concert Technician
Location: ESM 509
Phone: 274-1038

Sue Brown, Piano and Harpsichord Technician
Location: ESM 509
Phone: 274-1038

Kurt Baxter, Piano Technician
Location: ESM 509
Phone: 274-1038

Carolyn Rivello, Instrument Office Coordinator
Location: ESM 505
Phone: 274-1150

Instrument Rental Services:

This office provides orchestral instruments for students to borrow. The maximum loan period is one semester. Loans may be renewed depending upon prevailing instrument needs.

Instrument loan priorities are as follows:

1) Ensemble performances

2) Ensemble rehearsals

3) Methods courses

4) Instrument majors

5) Other Eastman uses

6) River Campus Music Programs

The Instrument Office reserves the right to recall any instrument at any time for reassignment to a higher priority.


Methods courses require no fee. Loans for personal use (e.g., gigs, auditions, summer rental, secondary use, or a loaner instrument when an instrument is being repaired) will require a letter from a faculty member and will be subject to a fee.

Use of certain instruments in the School’s ensembles (as specifically prescribed by the directors of those ensembles), or in the student’s private lesson program (as specifically prescribed by his/her teacher) will be without charge.


The Eastman School of Music requires a signed loan contract for all loans. Regardless of fees paid, due, or waived, the School will hold the borrower and co-borrower of any instruments and equipment fully liable for loss or damage of such property.

Overdue Loans

A schedule of late-return charges is used by the School. Failure to return an instrument will be cause for the School to take other administrative action, as appropriate.

Piano, Organ, Harpsichord, and Fortepiano Services:

Repair Services – report problems to Instrument Office, using Service Forms located in the Annex basement, 2nd and 6th floors, in the Main building on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th floor bridges. You can also report problems online. On the ESM website, under Inside Tracks, go to Report a Problem.

Reserve harpsichord, organ and fortepiano – pick up a request form from the Instrument Office (Room 505) or the Concert Office.

→ Report a Piano Problem

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