Maybe you’ve got a son who’s really into the drums right now, or maybe you’ve been neglecting your own musical talent for a few years. Either way, a well built shed could be the right option for your garage band practice.
Garage bands aren’t just a thing of the past. Several of today’s well-known musical groups also came from such humble beginnings.
Here are a few reasons a portable building might be a good choice for any musician:
- The Perfect Place to Gather
You want to get the gang back together and start where you left off. The only question is: Where? Everyone has some excuse as to why you all can’t gather at his/her house. As a result, the interest slowly dies and nothing gets accomplished. With a backyard shed, you always have the answer to this critical question.
- Away from Distractions
Practicing in your home or attached garage leaves room for several distractions: kids running through the practice space, your spouse interrupting with “honey do lists”, and pets messing with the equipment. Keep those distractions at bay by performing in a private backyard music studio.
- Save Your Family the Headaches
The learning/practice process can be pretty annoying to anyone but the musician. Hearing the same melodies or drum sequences over and over can get tiring. So, save everyone the headache by keeping this in a sound-proof, designated space.
So, what do you need to transform your shed into the music studio your band will love? Here are a few things to get you started if you fully own your Cook shed:
- Make sure you talk with your electrician about the types of speakers, microphones and instruments you’ll be using. Plus, if you’re storing instruments in your music studio, you’ll need to think about climate control. Giving your electrician all of the details will help them understand your electrical needs and placement. The last thing you want is to be jamming and all the lights go out because you tripped a breaker. Work on a layout of the space so you know where outlets are needed for maximum cord control.
- Finished Walls & Acoustic Panels
- You may want to work with a contractor to add in insulation, drywall and then acoustic panels on top of that. This will help isolate your sound, keeping outside noise out and inside noise more clear.
- Now that you have this additional space dedicated to making music, you’ll want to make it look the part. Hang up posters of your favorite bands and musical artists for inspiration.
Who knows, maybe once you’ve had ample time to practice, you’ll have the opportunity to show off your skills by setting up a block party for your neighborhood. Invite neighbors and friends over for a night of grilling, partying, and live music!
It’s never too late to bring back those old rock ‘n’ roll days. Let’s get started finding your blank canvas for your music studio today.