Student Practice Room Reservations

Due to COVID-19 health and safety parameters, access to NEC practice rooms is available by reservation only.  We thank you for your patience and flexibility as we work to provide the best possible practice room access based on health and safety standards.

practice room availability

NEC practice room access is available only to students studying on campus under the hybrid model.  Students studying online only are not permitted access to NEC facilities, including practice rooms.  All practice rooms are available on a first come, first served basis.

health and safety requirements

Students returning to campus must complete the NEC COVID-19 testing program with NEC Health Services before being permitted to reserve practice rooms. Students are required to adhere to all health and safety standards while on campus including health screening, social distancing requirements, and standards for face coverings. 

When using practice rooms, all students must adhere to the following regulations:

  • Only 1 student is permitted in a practice room at a time. 
  • Students may not share, swap, or change practice rooms under any circumstances.
  • Students must abide by practice room reservation times, and may not arrive early or stay late.
  • It is not permitted for any student to use a practice room without a preexisting reservation. 

reservation requirements

Students may reserve up to a maximum of 4 days in advance using NEC’s Practice Room Reservation program, and are permitted to make reservations for same day use.  Students will not be permitted in practice rooms without a reservation confirmation.

Students may update practice room reservations at any time using the SignUp Genius confirmation email received after placing a reservation.  Please note, if you have accidentally overbooked your allowed number of reservations for any given day, please delete the reservations you do not plan to use.

instrumentation and program of study requirements

Students must reserve practice rooms as dictated by their major (flute, violin, voice, piano, etc.) using the links below.  Students must adhere to practice durations and restrictions as determined by instrumentation and programs of study in accordance with NEC’s health and safety guidelines.

Strings, Piano, Harp, Guitar, and Percussion

  • Practice sessions are 2 hours maximum per session, with a maximum of 2 sessions per day. 

  • There is a required 30 minute break between practice sessions for airflow turnaround.

Winds, Brass, and Voice

  • Practice sessions are 1 hour maximum per session, with a maximum of 3 sessions per day. 

  • There is a required 1 hour break between practice sessions for airflow turnaround.


Practice rooms will be cleaned regularly based on CDC and other public health guidelines.  Additionally, students are expected to use proper hand hygiene prior to using any shared device (including pianos) on campus.  Before and after using common use equipment, students should wipe down equipment with available cleaning supplies (i.e. wipes and/or disinfectants) and then properly wash hands or apply hand sanitizer. 

Please note: Noncompliance with any of the standards or regulations above may result in loss of practice room privileges. 

Practice Room SignUps 

Use the links below to reserve practice rooms based on your instrumentation and designation.

Piano Practice SignUps

Strings Practice SignUp

Winds, Brass, & Voice Practice SignUp

Percussion Practice SignUp

Prepared Piano Practice SignUp

other Student Room requests

For other student room requests, submit a student room request form. Additional student room reservations are offered on a first come, first served basis.  Due to scheduling challenges and venue availability, the Scheduling Office may not be able to fulfill your request.  We thank you for your flexibility and understanding. Please allow a minimum 48 business hours advance for room requests.

Student Room Request Form

Report Room Misuse

If you encounter room misuse, please submit a room misuse report using the link below. Misuse may involve: any person(s) using a room without a reservation, staying late or entering earlier than the designated reservation period, or utilizing a space with more individuals than may be safely accommodated with distancing requirements. COVID-19 health and safety measures depend on community compliance. Thank you for your understanding.