Welcome to Bay 1 Studios!

The area's ONLY purpose built music rehearsal facility invites you to come down and make some music! Whether you are a beginner looking for lessons, or a veteran looking for a place to practice, Bay 1 Studios is here to help.

Located in Charlottesville, Virginia, just a short walk from the Historic Downtown Mall, we open our doors daily to instructors and their students, and stay open for bands to rehearse late into the evening.

Our mission is to provide a facility which exceeds the needs of our community of musicians, and foster the growth of that community through private instruction and direct exposure to a variety of local talent.


Private Lessons :: $25 for 30mins / $45 for 60mins

We offer students of all ages beginner and intermediate instruction in Guitar, Bass, Drums, Piano, Voice, Violin, Cello, Fiddle, Banjo, Songwriting, and Music Theory.

All of our instructors are working professional musicians who combine real world experience with years of training to provide a complete and rounded platform from which to teach. They pride themselves on tailoring their lessons to meet the needs and motivations of the student. It's never too early or too late to pick up an instrument!

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Rehearsal Rooms :: As low as $15 per Hour for Regular Weekly Customers

Looking for a place to rehearse without your neighbors or roommates asking you to keep it down? We've got you covered! We provide the Drums, Amps, and the PA system! You bring your Cymbals, Snare, Guitars, and Singer!

$25/hr for Non-Regular Schedule/Pay-as-You-Go
$20/hr for Regular Weekly Schedule/Pay-as-You-Go
$15/hr for Regular Weekly Schedule/Paid Monthly

** add $10 to rent Cymbals and Snare for your session!

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Some of Our Good Friends :: Thanks Everyone!

Ben Powell :: StarvingArtistry.net
Maria Manzione :: MariaManzionePhoto.com
Billy Brockman & Rob Walker :: Charlottesville Music
Shep Stacy :: Stacy's Music
Clay Caricofe :: Milotron Designs
Frank Melli :: Melli Productions
Jeff Allen :: PixPhixPro.com

And Thanks to Our Bands ::

Sons of Bill * Classified Frequency * Manhattan Cherry * From Here On Blue * Oh So * Uncle Billy * Arsis * XPS * The Law School Cover Band * The Rick Olivarez Trio * Transducer Heartache Overload * Will Thomas Band * Robert Jospe Trio * Egypt * The Gator-Style Project * Superunknown * Navel * Rob Martin * Travis Elliott *