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#2043995 - 03/06/13 03:18 PM Piano practice room rental..strange question
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Hello everyone, I had a question. I may be going to N.Y.C. in the summertime. I will be staying for a few months. While I am there, I still would like to be able to practice the piano. Has anyone ever heard of maybe a music store or something letting someone use a room everyday for a weekly price? Thanks.

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#2044000 - 03/06/13 03:25 PM Re: Piano practice room rental..strange question [Re: Mr.Motown]
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Yes, some music stores are happy to rent their teaching rooms for practice as well. Of course there's no way to know if they'd want a weekly fee or...
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#2044012 - 03/06/13 03:53 PM Re: Piano practice room rental..strange question [Re: Mr.Motown]
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Take a walk along (or call first) the dealers on what is called "Piano Row", basically 57th and 58th Streets, between like 6th and Broadway. There you'll find Klavierhaus, Faust Harrison, Allegro, Steinway and others. Also, maybe Manhattan College of Music or even Juilliard . . . have fun! thumb
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#2044015 - 03/06/13 04:10 PM Re: Piano practice room rental..strange question [Re: Mr.Motown]
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#2044056 - 03/06/13 05:57 PM Re: Piano practice room rental..strange question [Re: Minnesota Marty]
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Originally Posted By: Minnesota Marty


That's pretty danged cool.

Thanks for posting the link!
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#2044064 - 03/06/13 06:23 PM Re: Piano practice room rental..strange question [Re: Mr.Motown]
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I a am virtually certain none of the Piano Row stores have facilities for practicing. Steinway Hall may have a practice room or two(I think on the second floor).

You might try a PW search on the facility linked two posts above. I recall some discussion about this place in an earlier thread but I cannot recall what the opinions of the pianos were.

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#2044066 - 03/06/13 06:25 PM Re: Piano practice room rental..strange question [Re: Mr.Motown]
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I am virtually certain none of the Piano Row stores have facilities for practicing. Steinway Hall may have a practice room or two(I think on the second floor).

You might try a PW search on the facility linked two posts above. I recall some discussion about this place in an earlier thread but I do not remember what the opinions of their pianos were.


Edited by pianoloverus (03/06/13 07:16 PM)

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#2044093 - 03/06/13 07:04 PM Re: Piano practice room rental..strange question [Re: Mr.Motown]
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One of our posters here said that he rents a practice room at Steinway Hall when he visits NYC from LA.
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#2044111 - 03/06/13 07:58 PM Re: Piano practice room rental..strange question [Re: Mr.Motown]
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Here is the info on the rehearsal rooms available at Steinway Hall:

http://www.steinwayshowrooms.com/rehearsal-space
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#2044112 - 03/06/13 08:00 PM Re: Piano practice room rental..strange question [Re: Mr.Motown]
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PLU - Obviously your "virtually certain" is incorrect.
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#2044379 - 03/07/13 08:14 AM Re: Piano practice room rental..strange question [Re: Mr.Motown]
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There were such places when I lived in Boston, years ago. Nothing like as nice as the ones Marty has linked to, and it has been a long time since then... but they had already been there forever, so, who knows.
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#2044410 - 03/07/13 09:12 AM Re: Piano practice room rental..strange question [Re: Minnesota Marty]
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Marty,

Great info - both! Thanks for posting. thumb
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#2044419 - 03/07/13 09:22 AM Re: Piano practice room rental..strange question [Re: Mr.Motown]
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Sure thing!

The OP thought it was a "strange question," but it is a very real concern when traveling. Larger cities usually have rehearsal/practice space available for hourly lease. With my travels, I've become experienced in ferreting them out. Chicago is a bonanza!
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#2044437 - 03/07/13 09:55 AM Re: Piano practice room rental..strange question [Re: Minnesota Marty]
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Originally Posted By: Minnesota Marty
PLU - Obviously your "virtually certain" is incorrect.
Since I live 35 blocks away, I have been to the Piano Row stores at least 30 times and have never seen any practice rooms. Perhaps, you're referring to Steinway Hall which is on 57th Street while Piano Row 58th Street.

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#2044446 - 03/07/13 10:19 AM Re: Piano practice room rental..strange question [Re: Mr.Motown]
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PLU - Nice try, but yer busted!
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#2044473 - 03/07/13 11:14 AM Re: Piano practice room rental..strange question [Re: Minnesota Marty]
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Originally Posted By: Minnesota Marty
Sure thing!

The OP thought it was a "strange question," but it is a very real concern when traveling. Larger cities usually have rehearsal/practice space available for hourly lease. With my travels, I've become experienced in ferreting them out. Chicago is a bonanza!


Marty, I'd love to hear more about such practice/rental spots in other cities, especially Chicago! Please tell us more.

Thanks! This is really helpful.
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#2044479 - 03/07/13 11:26 AM Re: Piano practice room rental..strange question [Re: ClsscLib]
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Originally Posted By: ClsscLib
Originally Posted By: Minnesota Marty
Sure thing!

The OP thought it was a "strange question," but it is a very real concern when traveling. Larger cities usually have rehearsal/practice space available for hourly lease. With my travels, I've become experienced in ferreting them out. Chicago is a bonanza!


Marty, I'd love to hear more about such practice/rental spots in other cities, especially Chicago! Please tell us more.

Thanks! This is really helpful.

If you're ever in Paris, Pianos Hamm has two locations where they rent practice studios:

35, rue Fondary in the 15th arrondissement (+33 01.44.39.35.30)
and 17, rue Monge in the 5th (+33 01.44.39.35.35).

The shop in the 15th is much larger and sells Shigeru Kawai and Fazioli pianos among others. I was embarrassed to find though that the practice studio was not soundproof, and my playing on the Shigeru in the showroom disturbed someone who'd payed for the studio.

The shop in the 5th is tiny and was very busy the day I spent a couple of hours there playing a small Yamaha Silent Grand (mostly in its non-silent mode, with the charming clerk's blessing). It's worth a visit just to see all the rental uprights coming and going and the aplomb with which the staff manages the traffic.

Andy

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#2044485 - 03/07/13 11:35 AM Re: Piano practice room rental..strange question [Re: Minnesota Marty]
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Originally Posted By: Minnesota Marty
PLU - Nice try, but yer busted!
??? Seems the other way around. Which Piano Row stores do you think have practice rooms?


Edited by pianoloverus (03/07/13 11:35 AM)

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#2044487 - 03/07/13 11:53 AM Re: Piano practice room rental..strange question [Re: Mr.Motown]
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When I travel, I just google: (city name) piano rehearsal space.

Works every time. Try it, you'll like it!
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#2044489 - 03/07/13 11:55 AM Re: Piano practice room rental..strange question [Re: Mr.Motown]
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I've had luck finding either music stores, or dealerships that also have music schools attached. I've had to convince a couple of stores that it made sense for them to rent studios to me rather than have them sit empty. Seems like a no brainer.

Waltrip's in Arcadia, CA was a Yamaha and Kawai dealer and well as a Yamaha music school. They rented me a studio every weekend. It worked out well for them. They sold me a piano.
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#2044492 - 03/07/13 12:00 PM Re: Piano practice room rental..strange question [Re: Mr.Motown]
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PLU - you need to google: argumentative, pontifical, and intransigent.
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#2044498 - 03/07/13 12:12 PM Re: Piano practice room rental..strange question [Re: Minnesota Marty]
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Originally Posted By: Minnesota Marty
PLU - you need to google: argumentative, pontifical, and intransigent.


I did and this popped up:
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#2044502 - 03/07/13 12:19 PM Re: Piano practice room rental..strange question [Re: Mr.Motown]
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Gary -

ROTFL

I think that "obstinate" needs to be added to the google list!
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#2044520 - 03/07/13 01:14 PM Re: Piano practice room rental..strange question [Re: Minnesota Marty]
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Originally Posted By: Minnesota Marty
PLU - you need to google: argumentative, pontifical, and intransigent.
HAHHAHA Backwards again...Since you are wrong about thinking Steinway Hall is part of Piano Row and wrong that any Piano Row stores have practice rooms(or are you still claiming otherwise?), it seems that those adjectives would apply to you.


Edited by pianoloverus (03/07/13 01:20 PM)

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#2044538 - 03/07/13 02:07 PM Re: Piano practice room rental..strange question [Re: Mr.Motown]
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Add "obtuse" to the google list.

This thread is not about Piano Row. It is about finding practice space in N.Y.C.

In case you haven't noticed, Piano Row is a mere, tiny bit in Manhattan, and totally ignores the other Boroughs.
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#2044540 - 03/07/13 02:22 PM Re: Piano practice room rental..strange question [Re: Minnesota Marty]
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Originally Posted By: Minnesota Marty
Add "obtuse" to the google list.

This thread is not about Piano Row. It is about finding practice space in N.Y.C.

In case you haven't noticed, Piano Row is a mere, tiny bit in Manhattan, and totally ignores the other Boroughs.
What one earth do you think that comment has to do with the fact that you were wrong about "correcting" me in a nasty way when I said that Piano Row dealers did not have practice rooms?

You claimed I was wrong about Piano Row stores not having practice rooms. But you were wrong. Then you added some flat out rude and nasty comments. Then you repeated your error. Now you make a totally irrelevant comment.

My last comment to you about Piano Row...go there and see for yourself if you don't believe me. I've only been there 30 times but what do I know about those stores?


Edited by pianoloverus (03/07/13 02:29 PM)

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#2044542 - 03/07/13 02:30 PM Re: Piano practice room rental..strange question [Re: pianoloverus]
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You claimed I was wrong about Piano Row stores not having practice rooms.

I never made that claim. It was your grand pronouncement that I took to task.

Another google word: Comprehension.
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#2044545 - 03/07/13 02:49 PM Re: Piano practice room rental..strange question [Re: Minnesota Marty]
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Originally Posted By: pianoloverus
You claimed I was wrong about Piano Row stores not having practice rooms.

I never made that claim. It was your grand pronouncement that I took to task.

Another google word: Comprehension.

I said:"I am virtually certain none of the Piano Row stores have facilities for practicing."

You said and were wrong:"PLU - Obviously your "virtually certain" is incorrect." But go right ahead and be rude, obnoxious, and wrong as many times as you want.


Edited by pianoloverus (03/07/13 02:52 PM)

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#2044551 - 03/07/13 03:07 PM Re: Piano practice room rental..strange question [Re: Mr.Motown]
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#2044558 - 03/07/13 03:29 PM Re: Piano practice room rental..strange question [Re: Mr.Motown]
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Calm down, children...

+1 smile

My two sons used to love to watch wrestling on TV; I asked them once if they knew it was all rehearsed and choreographed and basically just a show/entertainment... they responded and said, yea, but dad, it's a good show. smile

Hope this thread doesn't end up needing a referee...

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