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. This Collective is a true exchange for creators and creatives to share, converse, and collaborate. We at BKCM have catalyzed this Collective, yet our studio walls have no bounds. We look forward to building this community together with you!

We invite to join the BKCM Studio Collective, with perks including:

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

Membership includes access to BKCM’s 17 practice studios – each home to a Steinway piano – for rent by musicians, writers, composers, and theater-makers. Located at our building in Park Slope, Brooklyn, our studios are available to rent Monday-Friday from 10:00am to 9:30pm starting at $12.50/hour through our digital 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. We have a few guitar and bass amps available upon request.

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!

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

A Note from Lauren

Hello! I’m Lauren, Studio Rental Liaison at BKCM. Have questions? Need support? You can email me at lauren.soares@bkcm.org

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

Studio Rental Policies

  • 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.
  • You can cancel your booking up to 48h in advance for a credit or refund. After you cancel your booking, a credit will automatically get added to your account. If you would like a refund, please reach out to lauren.soares@bkcm.org.
  • Our studios are for rehearsal only. Classes, workshops, photo/film shoots, events, and recording sessions are prohibited.
  • Please restore the studio after use, which includes closing & covering the piano, closing the windows, disposing of any trash, and stacking chairs. Tampering with instruments or equipment in the studio may result in a fine.
  • No food or drinks are allowed in the studios.
  • Masks are encouraged in our building. If you are sick, please stay home and rest.

Frequently Asked Questions

Studio availability varies throughout the year based on BKCM’s educational programming. We are currently open 10:00am to 9:30pm on weekdays with no weekend availability.

Members and Friends can book space up to 2 weeks in advance via our online booking platform. Stars can book space up to 3 weeks in advance. If you would like to set up a recurring booking, please email Lauren at lauren.soares@bkcm.org.

No. Due to our educational programming, we do not currently offer studio rentals on weekends.

Each of our studios is equipped with an array of features including full-length mirrors, white boards, music stands, chairs, guitar amps, and bass amps. A full equipment list is available for each studio on the booking platform.

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

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

You can cancel your booking up to two days (48h) in advance for a credit or refund. After you cancel your booking, a credit will automatically apply to your account. If you would like a refund instead, please reach out to lauren.soares@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.

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