PRACTICE ROOM & LOCKER FEE
What is the fee?
There are 45 practice rooms in the Schoenberg Music Building. In order to use these practice rooms, School of Music majors and minors must submit a Practice Room Sign-Up Form every quarter. The quarterly fee is $57 and charged to Bruin Bill. Cancellations must be made before the end of the 2nd week of the quarter/session to receive a refund.
Reservations are required to use the practice rooms. Once you submit the Practice Room Sign-Up Form, you will receive a confirmation with instructions on how to make reservations.
Payment is made through your Bruin Bill account. We do not accept cash or credit card payment at the front desk. If you have any questions about practice rooms, lockers, or related fees, you may reach out to Virginia Pettis or Alex Echevarria for assistance.
PRACTICE ROOM RULES
- Bruin cards must be displayed in the window
- Practice room windows may not be covered or blocked at any time
- Food and drink (aside from water) are not permitted in the practice rooms
- Place personal items on the provided hooks and shelves, not the pianos
- Reservations are required to use the rooms
Failure to abide by the above rules will result in suspension of practice room access.
Lockers are available only to those who have signed up to use the practice rooms, and are issued on a first come first serve basis while available.
Lockers are used at students’ own risk, and neither UCLA nor the Departments of Music, Ethnomusicology, or Musicology are liable for any loss, damage or theft to any personal property left in lockers. You are strongly encouraged to obtain personal property insurance.
After each quarter, students who choose to not sign-up for the next quarter will have to clear their lockers of all personal belongings. Lockers that are not cleaned out as instructed will have their contents removed and will receive a $86 fine on their Bruin Bill.
COURSE FEE FOR INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTION (STUDIO LESSONS)
What is the fee?
Acknowledging the high cost of providing individual instruction, many university music schools in the United States have long maintained “individual instruction fees” that are assessed in addition to regular tuition for students taking individual lessons in performance. The Herb Alpert School of Music proposed and implemented a fee of $325 per quarter for all undergraduates and graduate students in the Music Department for each quarter they receive individual instruction (studio lessons), and for all undergraduate Global Jazz Studies students for each quarter they receive individual instruction (studio lessons). Revenues from the “Individual Instruction Fee” will make it possible for the School to sustain its large offering of individual studio lessons, which currently has an enrollment of 765 per year and includes about 7,650 hours of individual lessons annually.
If you have questions about the individual instructional fee, please contact the Office of Student Affairs.