What is the “Studio Collective”? 

At BKCM, our studios represent a place to unite as a collective; a place where connections are fostered and music echoes through the halls. As members of the Collective, you mold the community – forging an ecosystem of artists. The Studio Collective is a true exchange for creatives to share, converse, and collaborate.

Membership includes access to BKCM’s 17 practice studios – each home to a Steinway piano – for rent by musicians, writers, composers, and theater-makers. Membership is free! Level up your membership for additional perks including:

  • Community Building Events
  • Special Discounts
  • Early Access to Booking Space

Located at our building in Park Slope, Brooklyn, our studios are available to rent starting at $12.50/hour through our online booking platform.

Membership Levels

Member (FREE)

  • Access to BKCM’s online booking platform with practice space starting at $12.50 per hour
  • Access to studio gift cards for purchase

Friend ($10/month)

  • Access to all “Member” benefits
  • Opportunity to purchase practice hours in bulk for a 10% discount
  • Special events including mixers, concerts, and jam sessions
  • Potential performance opportunities at BKCM events
  • Select ticket discounts for BKCM events

Star ($100/year)

  • Access to all “Member” and “Friend” benefits
  • Early access to space (3 weeks in advance, 1 week in advance of other members)
  • Over 15% discount on annual “Friend” membership

Our Studios

Each of our 17 light-filled studios features a Steinway piano, music stands, and chairs. Guitar and bass amps are available in select studios.

Studio Rental Rates

BKCM Studio Rental Pricing

We offer dynamic pricing based on piano type and time of day – rent before 3pm for the best rate!

TimeUpright PianoGrand Piano
10am-3pm$12.50/hour$17.50/hour
3pm-9pm$17.50/hour$22.50/hour

View studio availability at bkcm.spaces.nexudus.com.

Interested in renting our Garden or Concert Hall? Please email Miranda Knutson, Manager of Community Events & Partnerships, at miranda.knutson@bkcm.org

A Note from Ivanna & Lauren

Hello! I’m Ivanna, Studio Collective Liaison at BKCM. Have booking questions? Need support? You can email me at ivanna.palacio@bkcm.org.

Hello! I’m Lauren, Studio Collective Liaison at BKCM. Interested in joining our Friend or Star level? You can email me at lauren.soares@bkcm.org.

Studio Rental Policies

  • 🎶 Studio use: Our studios are for rehearsal only. Lessons/classes, workshops, photo/film shoots, events, and recording sessions are prohibited.
  • 🎹 Studio care: Please restore the space when you leave: close and cover the piano, close the windows, dispose of any trash, and stack music stands and chairs.
  • 🚫 Food and drinks: No food or drinks are allowed in the studios except for a water bottle with a lid.
  • ❌ Cancellation: You can cancel your booking up to 48h in advance for a credit, which will automatically apply to your account.

Frequently Asked Questions

Studio availability varies throughout the year based on BKCM’s educational programming. This summer, we are open Monday-Thursday from 9:30am to 2:30pm, Friday from 9:30am to 1:30pm, and Saturday & Sunday from 9:30am to 2:30pm.

Members and Friends can book space online up to two weeks in advance via our online booking platform. Stars can book up to three weeks in advance.

From September to June, BKCM does not offer studio rentals on weekends due to our educational programming. However, we do have some weekend availability during the summer.

Each of our studios is equipped with a variety of features, including full-length mirrors, whiteboards, music stands, chairs, guitar amps, and bass amps. A comprehensive equipment list for each studio is available on our booking platform.

Yes. Please check the equipment listed on each studio page on our booking platform for details and full specifications. The following studios have guitar amps: 30, 31, 32, 33, 40, 42, 43, 44, 50, and 54. The studios with bass amps include: 33, 41, 42, 43, and 54.

No, none of the rooms offered through the Studio Collective include drum kits.

You can cancel your booking up to 48h in advance and receive a credit. Upon cancellation, the credit will be automatically added to your account and applied to your next booking. If you would like a refund instead of a credit, please reach out to ivanna.palacio@bkcm.org.

Our Rental Partners

BKCM’s Studio Rental program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

Other Rental Opportunities

RENT THE CONCERT HALL

RENT THE GARDEN