Joy O., Alabama
My husband said, “What do you want in this room for your piano studio?” Where do I start?
Amy L., California
In this day and age, also lots of electrical outlets. And a whiteboard – easel style or one that can be mounted onto a wall (or even a section of wall painted with whiteboard paint).
Leeanne I., Australia
I would start with your piano and work your way out from that. I bought a baby grand. It’s the first thing people notice and it always wows them. I think it is inspiring for new students to play on a good instrument. I would love a whole wall painted with whiteboard paint or chalkboard paint. I have a small bookshelf for my reference books and two small tables, one for me to put my stuff on while I’m teaching and another for the students which has tissues, hand sanitizer, etc. Chairs for the students, fold up or stackable. I have moved my ‘office’ into the piano room as I like to show videos on the big screen, rather than my tablet. So I have a computer desk, the computer and a speaker. A waste paper basket.
Terah W., Kansas
I used ideaPaint for dry erase board and have loved it for 7+ years but it is needing refreshing. Upside: no board or holder/frame to trip over. They make a frosted glass board that I’d like. On the other hand,I have a small-medium space with mirrors to help share light and they actually work with dry erase markers, too. Yes to bookshelves, happy with IPad, one nice chair for nursing mom or visiting grandma.
Heidi M., Canada
The one thing I would add or change about my own studio is to get more natural light into it (maybe add another window or similar measures). though I certainly have enough indoor lighting.
Original discussion started April 1, 2018