When you look at all the areas covered in this Planning Guide, the better they work together, the more effective and functional the music department will be as a whole.
It’s time to step back and look at the big picture.
Ideally, the performance space, the general music room and the instrumental music room are located together in a separate wing. These areas generate a lot of noise and activity, and when they are isolated they won’t cause distractions for other classes and activities around the school. Also, by locating them near each other, moving students and equipment from one area to another will be as
Storage Room 280 sq. ft.
Storage Room 360 sq. ft.
Stage 1600 sq. ft.
Multi-Purpose Area 5500 sq. ft.
Storage Room 240 sq. ft.
fast and simple as possible. And lastly, because the performance area will often be the site of evening performances, locating it in a separate wing makes it easy for parents and visitors to find and access.
Below, we’ve diagrammed a layout that reflects key points outlined in this guide.
• Smaller rooms act as sound insulators between the general and instrumental rooms and hallways.
all the areas.
• Large double doors make it easy for large instruments and groups of students to move in and out of areas.
• We’ve included considerations like a disability ramp accessing the stage and large facilities just outside the performance area.
• Keep large open space for classroom activities.
• One central hallway accesses all the primary rooms.
There is adequate storage in
Mu i T s c echnology Work Area 60 sq. ft.
Teacher Area 250 sq. ft.
Mai A ti n c vity Area
625 sq. ft.
Instrument Playing Area 300 sq. ft.
General Storage Room 150 sq. ft.
Inst rument St orage Area
115 sq. ft.
I n s t r u m e n t S t o r a g e 2 2 5 sq. ft.
B a n d O f f i c e a n d I n d i v i d u a l L e s s o n A r e a 2 0 0 sq. ft.
350 sq. ft.
O r c h e s t r a O f f i c e a n d I n d i v i d u a l L e s s o n A r e a 2 0 0 sq. ft.
Instrumental Music Area 1100sq. ft.
Bringing All The Elements Together
100 sq. ft.