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Not enough storage – it’s one of the most common complaints we hear from educators. Too often the storage difficult to organize because of the highly specialized instruments used in elementary music education. A wall example, usually results in wasted space because many instruments are too big for the cabinets and must be loose percussion instruments can’t be effectively contained on an open shelf and, as a result, they usually end separate boxes. This is damaging to the instruments and is an ineffective way to organize them.

that does exist is of shelves, for kept elsewhere. Small, up getting tossed into

Not only does the general music facility need to be planned with enough instrument storage, but the shape of the individual compartments must be created to specifically accommodate the instruments and equipment that will be used.

Instrument Storage Area 115 sq. ft.

INSTRUMENT STORAGE AREA

GENERAL STORAGE ROOM

Elementary music programs are equipment-intense. They surpass just about every other discipline when it comes to the amount of equipment necessary for effective education. Even when compared to physical education and sports programs, the equipment used by the music department will require a substantial amount of storage space.

General Storage Room 150 sq. ft.

Aside from instrument storage needs, there is a great deal of larger equipment to plan for. Things like risers, acoustical shells, props, costumes and so on. And, because most of this equipment is used both in the general music room as well as in the performance areas, It is wise to plan on:

1. Locating the general music room next to or very near the performance space.

or

2. Planning for large equipment storage space in both the general music room and the performance space.

General Music/Choral Room

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