Rehearsal and Practice Space

Musicians and performers looking for that perfect place to rehearse and prepare for public performances look to Merit School of Music, Joy Faith Knapp Music Center. For small ensembles, Merit offers rooms that accommodate various size groups; including large (1-30) and medium (1–12) rooms. To request a tour of the Joy Faith Knapp Music Center or for more information on rates and availability, email

For convenient practice space, Merit offers individual rooms designed for one to three people. All rooms have tuned pianos with mirrors available to monitor technique. Practice rooms are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm for $12 per hour, with a one-hour minimum. Merit welcomes “walk-ins” for these rooms; availability is on a first-come basis.

Merit’s West Loop location, a short distance from downtown suburban commuter stations and CTA trains and buses, makes it a convenient destination for anyone in the Chicago metro area.


  • Range of rehearsal and practice space to accommodate individuals and groups of varying sizes.
  • High-quality acoustics, tuned, well-maintained pianos, and mirrors to monitor technique.
  • Convenient downtown location with secure building access and staff support.
  • Walk-ins welcome for small/individual practice rooms.