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Home Music Studio in a Shared House
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September 14, 2017 - 10:16 am
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I am a musician (cellist and pianist) requiring practising and teaching space for piano and cello lessons. Unfortunately the only room available for use in my unit of the house for this purpose shares the reverse side of a wall with another unit’s office (who’s tenant works from home).

Full-Size Upright Piano: W59″ x H58″ x D28″

Frequency range: 27.5 – 4186 Hz

dB range: 0-80

I wish to be respectful by putting forth my best effort in exploring a combination of sound absorbing and sound blocking solutions to reduce the audible sound for the other tenant. I plan to orient the piano so that it’s left side (28″) faces the shared wall. This way the back (59″) will not be aligned with the wall. There will be about 26″ of space between the left side of the piano and the shared wall.

There is also one large sold-style forced-air vent in the room to consider.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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October 20, 2017 - 7:38 am
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C, Noise issues require a step by step process to insure success. First, you must measure the amount of noise produced in your room (source) and the amount of noise in your neighbors room (receiver). The noise must be quantified and qualified as to frequency and amount (amplitude). You must do these measurements over a seven day time period to achieve an average low and high pressure level. You then design the barrier to isolate the noise based upon the measurements you have taken. The solution is then to build the proper barrier. There are no portable fixes to your problem. You can not hang “isolation” panels. You must construct the appropriate barrier based upon noise measurements.

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