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Mattin Center Practice Room Policies

The Mattin Center practice rooms are available to all Jcard Holders based on the Homewood Campus. This includes students, faculty and staff. They are also available to Peabody students who are currently enrolled at Homewood or live in the immediate vicinity of the Homewood campus.

Sign-up for the practice rooms is for immediate use. You must present your Jcard when you sign up for a room. The drum set and pianos cannot be moved from the rooms. Mirrors are available in Rooms 118 & 119 for singers. Room use is limited to 1½ hours at a time if someone is waiting.

Rooms must be vacated by the times stated below. Please follow directions of the student monitor or JHU Security when it is time to close. Please make sure the room is locked when you leave.

Hours during the academic semesters

Monday-Thursday: 9:00 am-Midnight
Fri: 9:00 am-10:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am-10:00 pm
Sun: Noon-Midnight

Hours during Intersession and the summer

Monday-Thursday:  9:00 am-9:00 pm
Friday:  9:00 am- 4:30 pm
Saturday-Sunday:  Closed

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Sign up for a room

Visit the Monitor in the Office of Student Activities in Mattin Center.  If the Monitor is not present please see the Office of Student Activities Staff in Room 131 (in the same building).  All students must have either a J-Card or written permsssion from the Homewood Arts Director in order to be able to use the Practice Rooms.

  • No food, drinks, or smoking in the Practice Rooms. Water bottles are permitted, but please do not place them on the piano.
  • Please do not place anything on the pianos except for music. All bags, clothing and accessories should be placed on the floor.
  • Please limit your total practice time to 1½ hours if people are waiting to use a piano.
  • When you have finished, leave the room clean and turn out the lights. Please make sure the door is locked.

For questions about the practice rooms, please contact Director of Homewood Arts Programs at 410-516-8208 or via

For questions about the student monitor system, or if student monitors are not on duty when they should be, please contact Student Activities at 410-516-4873 or

Anyone found ignoring these policies could lose the privilege to use a practice room.

Practice Room List:
  • ROOM 109 - DRUMS
  • ROOM 110
  • ROOM 111
  • ROOM 112 - PIANO
  • ROOM 114 - PIANO
  • ROOM 115 – PIANO
  • ROOM 116 – PIANO
  • ROOM 117 – PIANO

 These policies are subject to revision.

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H. Ross Jones Building piano

Johns Hopkins University Office of Student Activities  |  3400 N. Charles Street  |  Mattin Center Suite 131  |  (Mailing Address Suite 210)  |  Baltimore, MD 21218  |  410-516-4873