Facilities and Resources
Studying at Berklee comes with access to the college's performance facilities, such as the Berklee Performance Center or the Red Room at Cafe 939, our recording studios, and the Stan Getz Media Center and Library, in addition to many more studios, labs, classrooms, and performance spaces.
You'll study in classrooms equipped for playing and critical listening and you'll take your playing to the next level in Berklee's private lesson studios, where you'll receive valuable guidance, support, and feedback from the college's world-class faculty.
The Piano Club
Open to all piano principals, the Piano Club hosts guest performers/speakers, informal student performances, regularly scheduled meetings, and other events determined by the group. This organization is completely managed by students and sponsored by the Student Activities Office.
All of the Piano Department's private teaching studios are equipped with two pianos to enable the teacher to play along or demonstrate. The studios have either a Yamaha Disklavier for recording and immediate playback or a Yamaha Clavinova digital electronic keyboard for rhythmic accompaniment and a wide variety of instrumental colors. You will also have access to more than 80 practice studios. In addition, there are larger group instruction rooms complete with the latest in digital electronic keyboards. Audiotape players, CD players, and digital sequence playback systems are used extensively for listening/analysis and for play-along purposes. Piano Department performances are often videotaped for subsequent faculty and student analysis.
171 Massachusetts Avenue Practice Rooms
Piano principals should practice in the 171 Massachusetts Avenue practice rooms, not the 150 Massachusetts Avenue practice rooms. It's your facility, please use it! Our hours are 9:00 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. on weekdays and 12:00 p.m. to 11:45 p.m. on weekends.
Important: Performance majors, please go to the Piano Department office, at 171 Massachusetts Avenue, during the first three weeks of the semester to sign up for your reserved practice time.