Practice Rooms/Instrument Lockers

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Practice room operating hours are 8am-5pm Monday through Friday, and after-hours access for music students and those who have paid the additional access fee of 5pm-10pm Monday through Friday, 10am-8pm Saturday, and 12pm-9pm Sunday.

After May 21, 2021 the practice rooms will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Users will need their Cornell ID to enter the building on the lower level. When using a practice room, sign in on the sheet on the practice room door. Ensure that at least 30 minutes have passed between when you enter the room and when the last user left the room. Be sure to sign out when you leave and shut the door.

Rooms will be available for free during building hours, which after May 21 are as follows:

Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm

After-hours access may be purchased at the fee schedule below for the summer semester (May 26-August 25). This access includes the following times:

Monday-Friday, 5pm-10pm

Saturday, 10am-8pm

Sunday, 12pm-9pm

All practice rooms will be available only for one person at a time.

If you are not fully vaccinated, masks must be worn at all times until you are inside a practice room with the door closed.

Spit-valves must not be drained onto floors. Drain either into a closeable container that has disinfectant in it to neutralize pathogens, or onto an absorbent pad with a nonporous backing. Spit containers should be emptied in a sink and containers washed after every use. Absorbent pads should be disposed of in the trash can.

Practice Rooms are for musical practice only (not for studying, resting, conversing, etc.)

Food and beverages are not allowed in Practice Rooms. Please do not place anything atop pianos.

Noncompliance with any health and safety standards may result in loss of practice room privileges.

    Practice Room Fees

    Fee payments are required for access after 5pm and weekends, and you are not enrolled in a music course but have received an exemption as described above. Fees are bursared during the fall and spring semesters, and the fees listed are per semester. Fees are not prorated and are non-refundable.

    • Grand piano * $100
    • Upright piano $75
    • No piano $35
    • Drumset **$40
    • Percussion studio ** $40

    * Note that Grand Piano Practice Rooms are always locked; a key is issued to the user after a $20 key deposit (cash only) and the practice-room fee is paid. The key deposit will be refunded upon return of the key, but is forfeited if the key is lost. To set up access, contact Fumi Nagasaki-Pracel at to receive the practice room agreement form via email. Upon receipt of a signed agreement, she will send you instructions for how to pay the key deposit and receive the key with no contact. Keys are picked up in Lincoln Hall, and for new keyholders, it may take up to a week to make an appointment.

    ** By special permission only. Contact Mike Sparhuber (Drumset and Percussion studio requests only)


    The locker assignment procedure has been revised with social distancing and reduction of contact in mind. The lockers will be assigned to students via email and a $15 bursar fee will be charged (cash will no longer be accepted).  

    Interested students for Spring 2021 should contact Fumi Nagasaki-Pracel ( to receive the Locker Agreement Form via email. Send the signed agreement back to Fumi to receive the locker assignment and combination.

    For large locker users:
    The number of large lockers for cello, guitar, baritone saxophone or other large and/or long instrument is limited, and assignment is prioritized to students who enroll in music ensemble classes. If you would like to sign out the large locker, send an email to Fumi Nagasaki-Pracel (