There are 8 practice rooms located in Building 4 (4-260).


-Who is eligible to use practice rooms for the 2021/2022 Academic Year?

  • Students in MTA classes or ensembles are granted full access 7 days a week 7 AM - 11PM.
  • Community member access can be granted from 7 AM to 11 AM 7 days a week only.
  • To request MIT Community member access, please email

-How do students reserve a MTA Practice Room?

  • Practice rooms are available on a first come, first served basis.  Practice rooms may not be reserved unless they are being used specifically for classes.  If a specific room is reserved for a class/lesson, a sign will indicate that the room is offline on a particular day and time.  Faculty may reach out directly to the Events Office to book practice room space.




-What measures will be put in place to keep the rooms clean and safe?

Each practice room will be supplied with disinfectant wipes. Musicians will be responsible for wiping down surfaces, music stands, chair, doorknobs, light switches, and other high-touch areas before and after use.
Musicians should turn the air purifier on in the room prior to exiting the room and prop the practice room door open when they are finished using the practice room to allow the room to air out.
PLEASE NOTE: Pianos should not be wiped down! MTA's piano technician will routinely maintain the pianos.


-How will students avoid congestion in the hallways as others enter and exit the suite?

Exterior suite doors will be clearly marked as ENTRANCE and EXIT with signage in the suite to direct students in one direction to avoid crossing paths with other students when entering and exiting the practice suite. 


-Will students be allowed to remove their masks once inside the practice room?

Students must wear a mask when entering and exiting the practice room. A sign will be placed on the door of the room indicating that the occupant of the room is not wearing a mask. Please note: Each practice room must only have one student in the room at a time.


-Improper Use

Please report improper practice usage immediately to the MTA administration at Failure to abide by these policies will result in revocation of card access.