Music room

Music/drama/dancing room, education. Project: Svend Gønge, Lundby, Sjælland, Danmark. Photo: Sören Nielsen. System: Focus E.

Rooms designed for music teaching vary a great deal, with students practising singing and music with acoustic and electrically amplified musical instruments. Dance teaching is often a matter of large open spaces and musical accompaniment. In drama teaching the spoken word is vital – it has to be easy to speak and to listen.

  • As it is impossible to optimise the room for each purpose, it is important to carry out a broad use analysis. Decide what the room will mainly be used for and plan for that purpose.
  • This type of space should not be located near quiet activities.
Ecophon's suggestion
  • Refer to an acoustic consultant.
Hand drawn illustrations. Used in Integration chapter.
Ecophon Master/alpha, beta or gamma can be used in different combinations if the room is solely used for playing music.
Building codes and standards
  • UK regulations, Building Bulletin 93 (BB93), states that in music classrooms an unoccupied mid frequency (Tmf) reverberation time of <1.0 seconds must be achieved. In a small practice/group room <0.8 seconds must be achieved. In ensemble rooms 0.6 – 1.2 seconds must be achieved. In performance/recital rooms, 1.0 – 1.5 seconds must be achieved. In recording studios 0.6 – 1.2 seconds must be achieved and in control rooms for recording <0.5 seconds.
  • No Swedish Standard.
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Sound in educational premises

Group of pupils, school, group study, education. Photo: Georg van der Weyden.

A good acoustic environment benefits both teaching and learning.

Ecophon references by - Building type

Architect: Farrell and Clark. Photo: Faraday Fotographic

See what good acoustics look like! Here we have sorted all references by Building type.