A woodshed of one’s own
May 22, 2012 11:02 AM Subscribe
Plenty of time to practice music, but no place to do so. Creative solutions wanted!
I have some free weekdays this summer that I’d like to devote to practicing music. Normally when I have time like this my ideal is to play for 2 – 3 hours several days a week. Alas, I can’t practice during the day at my apartment. What I’ve tried:
- Playing outside in the park. A decent option on nice days, but it’s a toss-up between playing somewhere out in the open (and getting approached by people pretty frequently) and playing somewhere more secluded (and feeling a tiny bit unsafe).
- Renting practice space. A bit expensive and elaborate for my needs. I play fiddle; I just need a quiet-ish spot where I’m not bothering anyone. Honestly, a closet would do.
I’m on the verge of approaching a couple of the local bars that open late in the afternoon to see if they could use someone around during the day to receive deliveries or something. Wishful thinking? There must be some creative solutions I’m missing. This is in (south) Brooklyn, NY. Any general or locally-specific ideas welcome.