Student playing on an upright piano in a practice room.

Because practice makes perfect.

Because practice makes perfect.

All Georgia Tech students can sign up for practice room access in Couch. This includes undergraduate and graduate students from any major, as well as all faculty and staff on campus. Practice space access lasts all semester, from the first day of class until the last day of finals,  24/7. Our space is available for you any time you feel the inspiration to come play your instrument of choice, sing, or do both at the same time!

Standard Rules for Practice Room Usage

Currently, we have four practice rooms available for use on a daily basis. They are rooms 104, 204, 206, and 209.

There are digital pianos available to play in all four practice rooms (Kawai models CN34B and CA48B). Additionally, there is a Yamaha upright piano located in room 209 if you prefer a more acoustic sound. We do not have any grand pianos available for practice.

If you wish to play an instrument other than a piano, you must bring your own instrument.

Due to the high volume of customers who purchase access, you will not receive a personal message informing you of when you receive access.

Generally, if you’ve paid for access, expect your buzzcard to have access by the end of the next business day (EG, if you buy access on Monday afternoon, it will be ready by Tuesday afternoon or sooner. If you purchase on a weekend, you must wait until Monday).

Our rules are simple, but strictly enforced:

  1. Music room access is $15 per semester for students enrolled in a MUSI class and $30 for all other members of the Georgia Tech Community. If you are taking a MUSI class, please contact your professor for a promo code to receive the lower rate. Access is free for BS, MS, and PhD students in music technology (see the Teams site for music tech students for calendar signup).
  2. Access to practice rooms is granted at the beginning of the semester and terminates at the end of each semester. For instance, if you paid for access for Spring, you must then pay the fee for Summer semester after Spring finals are over to continue using our spaces.
  3. After you have used a practice room, make sure the door is fully closed behind you. Please help us keep our building secure.
  4. Once you sign up, you will receive a confirmation e-mail that includes a link to reserve practice room time in advance. You may also practice in any room that is unoccupied without making a reservation.
  5. If you plan to practice in a group that involves any singers, woodwind players, or brass players, please review our covid guidance for ensembles.

Note: Current BS, MS, and PhD music technology majors do not need to purchase practice room access. You can schedule time through the School of Music Students, Faculty, and Staff team on Microsoft Teams. Click on the "Practice Room and Lab Reservation Calendar" tab in the general channel.

For any technical issues with the website for purchasing access, please contact helpdesk@design.gatech.edu.  For all other inquiries, please email rental-questions@music.gatech.edu.

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