Saturday, February 13, 2016

Where you can find comprehensive practice space listings

Hi, everyone! Now that I live in NYC and see that people are still using this site, I'd like to share a little secret with you: This site has quite a comprehensive list of practice spaces in Korea (not just Seoul).

If you need help navigating the page:

Towards the top of the page, you'll see the navy bar that spans the width of the page. On the second row, you'll see where it says "정보," which means "information" in Korean. Click on the second group of words next to that that says "합주(연습)실정보," which means "practice space information."

In the gray bar almost halfway down the page, you'll see two drop-down menus. Choose "서울" for "Seoul" or whichever city/province you live in. The drop-down menu to the right of that will have the different 구s ("districts") to choose from.

Or... I prefer to scroll down to the bottom of the page where you'll see more drop-down menus. Those let you narrow it down to the 동s (neighborhoods).

All the listings you see that populate the first half of the page in bold are sponsored listings and don't necessarily reflect your search.

Ok, happy music writing and performing! And, of course, feel free to keep posting questions if you feel the need to. My gmail will ping me so I'll be able to answer.


Sunday, December 13, 2015

Time Sound - Yangjae Station (양재역, line 3/Shinbundang line)

Time Sound is composed of 3 different studios (Time Sound 1, Time Sound 2 and Time Sound 3, or 타임 1, 타임2 and 타임 3 in Korean) that are located out of exit 5 of Yangjae Station, (양재역, line 3).

At Time Sound 1, you can choose from Rooms A, B and R.

Room A has:
- Guitar amp: Marshall JCM2000 DSL + Marshall 1960, Marshall Valvestate VS100 + Marshall JCM2000 TSL
- Bass amp: Trace Elliot 7215 SMC, Ashdown Engneering MAG300
- Keyboard: Kurzweil PC2X, Korg 01/W FD
- Drums: SONOR
- Mixer: Behringer Eurotack MX2004A

Room B has:
- Guitar amp: Marshall Valvestate 100V, Laney TF700
- Bass amp: Hartke HA3000
- Keyboard: Korg Pro Trinity
- Drums: SONOR
- Mixer: Mackie

Room R has:
- Upright piano: Young Chang
- Drums (Jazz): TAMA Imperialstar
- Bass amp: Ampeq
(For photos, go to the Web site, and on the left side of the page, under "타임 1," click on "R 룸.")

At Time Sound 2, there is Room S, which has:
- Guitar Amp: Marshall JCM2000 Triple Super Lead TSL 100 + Marshall 1960A 4x12 Cabinet, Laney GH100L + Laney TF412 Cabinet
- Bass Amp: Ashdown head + Ashdown Cabinet
- Drums: TAMA Rockstar
- Mixer: Peavey XR 684R 400W

At Time Sound 3, you can choose from Room E or Room F.

Room E has:
- Guitar amp: Marshall JCM2000 DSL, Line 6
- Bass amp: Fender Rumble 60
- Keyboard: Kurzweil PC2X, Roland XP-30
- Drums: TAMA Rockstar
- Mixer: Mackie DFX12

Room F has:
*I can't seem to find a list of instruments for this, but in the photos I can see:
- 2 keyboards
- Marshall amps
- Tama drums
- some sort of mixing device

Check out their Web site at, and you can call them at 02-3462-6235.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Yaerang Practice Space (예랑 연습실) - Hyochang Park Station (효창공원앞역, line 6)

A reader had asked me to find "a piano practice room somewhere near Itaewon."

Yaerang is a quick 4-5 block walk from Hyochang Park Station (효창공원앞역), exit 2. As you're walking up the street, you'll see a building on your right-hand side with a 7-Eleven on the 1st floor. Yaerang is on the 3rd floor of that building.

You can call them at 02-3272-7130.

Selah Studio - Konkuk Univ. Station (건대역, lines 2 and 7)

Selah Studio (셀라 스튜디오) is located out of Konkuk Univ. Station (건대역, line 2) exit 5.

Here's the equipment they have available:

- Pearl mmx 5EA (snare = Pearl Tico Torres Sig.)
- Starclassic performer 5EA
- Yamaha birch custom 5EA (snare = Dave Weckl Sig.)
- Zildjian A custom set
- Zildjian K set
- Sabian HHX evolution set

- Marshall JCM 2000 dls 100 HEAD, Marshall 1960a CABINET
- Marshall JCM 2000 dls 100 HEAD, Marshall 1960a CABINET
- Line 6 vetta hd HEAD, Line 6 vetta cab 412s-b CABINET
- Fender twin reverb
- Hughers & Kettner duotone combo

- EBS fafner HEAD, ebs 410 & ebs 15f CABINET
- Trace elliot ah500-12 HEAD, trace elliot 1048h CABINET
- SWR 750x HEAD, ampeg svt410hlf CABINET

- Korg triton pro 76
- Yamaha motif 7

- Behringer 1622 fx pro 3EA

- Behringer b300 3SET

- Shure Beta 58a 2EA
- Shure Beta 57
- EV ND 767 2EA

- All George l's 225 CABLE

You can call them at 02-497-2423 and visit their site at

Here's how to get there:

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

24-Hour Practice Space for up to 6 People in Songdo, Incheon - Yeonsu Station (연수역, Suin Line)

Someone posted that they're living in Songdo, Incheon, and that it's a bit of a ghost town out there. On, all I found in Songdo was a post for a music academy that didn't look like they rented their rooms by the day, so I found the nearest rehearsal space that had a bit of flavor and didn't seem so sterile. It looks to be about a 5-10 minute walk from Yeonsu Station (연수역, Suin Line).

The post for this space can be found here: They don't mention a name for the practice space, but they do say that the rehearsal room and hang-out area can fit up to 6 people. It's available 24 hours a day, and it only mentions the monthly price of 10만원 (10,000 won or about $100).

From the photos, I can't tell much about the equipment except that the bass drum is a Ludwig:

You can contact the space at 010-8235-0642.

Their address is 인천 연수구 연수동 539-13 (Incheon, Yeonsu-gu, Yeonsu-dong 539-13).

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Radio Gaga Studio (라디오 가가) - Konkuk Univ. Station (건대입구역, lines 2 and 7)

(Someone had asked to find a practice space near Cheongdam Station, but so far, this is the closest one I could find.)

Radio Gaga is a quick walk from Konkuk Univ. Station (건대입구역), exit 6.

You can choose from the A Room, B Room, or 3 Small Rooms.

The A Room costs 18,000 won/hour:

And has the following equipment:
Guitar amps: Mesa Boogie Triple Rectifier, Marshall JCM 2000 TSL 100W; cabinet: 412 Recti oversize / 1960 Bass amp: Ampeg B4R; cabinet: Ampeg SVT 410HE+15E Drums: Mapex Saturn Series; cymbal: Anatolian Ultimate Keyboards: Kurzweil PC-1X; Yamaha Motif 6 Mic: Shure SM58S

The B Room costs 15,000 won/hour:

And has:
Guitar amps: Marshall JCM2000 TSL, Marshall JCM2000 DSL; cabinet: MArshall M412A Bass amp: Ampeg SVT-200T; cabinet: Ampeg SVT-15E Drums: Mapex Meridian Birch; cymbal: Turkish Classic Set Keyboards: Kurzweil PC88, Korg TR Mic: Shure SM58S

The Small Rooms are for private instrument practice, usually for acoustic instruments. But if you need an amp or wanted them to move one of the keyboards in there, etc, I'm sure they could set that up for you.

You can contact the space at 02-466-5183 or 010-2009-5183, and their email is

Their address is 서울 시광진구 자양동 7-29 B1 (Seoul, Sigwangjin-gu, Jayang-dong 7-29 B1).

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Private practice rooms - Mia Station (미아역, line 4)

This practice space is located about a 3-minute walk from Mia Station (미아역, line 4) or a 2-minute walk from the bus station. It's 24 hours and equipped with heating and AC. There are several private rooms in which you're allowed to practice any instrument except for the drums.

If you're interested in monthly rates, it ranges from 240,000-260,000원, and if you agree to a 6-month contract, they'll knock off 200,000원.

You can contact the space at 010-4272-5969.

Their address is 서울 강북구 미아동 310-43 (Seoul, Gangbuk-gu, Mia-dong 310-43).
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