Jam Spaces: 5 Rehearsal Spots Worth Visiting
5 Jam Spaces Worth Visiting
If you’re living in Montreal and looking for a space for practice, say no more! We’ve listed five by-the-hour jam spaces. It might be useful to know a few in case your band changes rehearsal last minute, or your current space is all booked up. Here’s a few that might interest you!
Studio-365 (Little Italy / Plateau)
If you’re looking for affordable spaces to practice, this is the place! They have three rehearsal studios, all equipped with drum-kits and the raw essentials. If you want to save yourself some energy from lugging around instruments, they provide on-site rentals for bass, guitar and crash cymbals as well – all for $5.00 or less, per session. Cash only! If you’re rehearsing alone, you can get a 25% discount for booking between 13:00 and 18:00 on a weekday.
Prices: $10/hr (Studio 2) / $13/hr (Studio 3) / $15/hr (Studio 4)
Hours: 12:00 – 00:00 (Mon – Sat), 12:00 – 23:00 (Sun)
Address: 365 Rue Beaubien O, Montréal, QC H2V 1C8
Phone: (514) 271-3343
The Sound Module (Griffintown / St-Henri)
If you’re living in the St-Henri area, we recommend that you check this place out. Many might remember the “1180 Jam Space” below the Bell Centre (1180 St-Antoine Ouest). Since that gem closed, Fern Bouie has opened up his new place 10 minutes away. It’s extremely relaxed and a perfect place to hammer out tunes. Come check it out! They offer two rehearsal studios by-the-hour, equipped with full drum-kits, two guitar amps, one bass amp, four mics and a 350 Watt P.A. system. The minimum booking session is two hours. Monthly rentals, recording, audio production, lessons, sound and lighting services are also offered here.
Prices: $15/hr (Studios 3, 4)
Hours: 12:00 – 00:00 (Mon – Sun)
Address: 1725 Basin St, Montreal, QC H3J 1S2
Phone: (514) 571-9079
Studio Jam Avenue Inc (Ville Saint-Laurent / Cartierville)
Created by musicians, for musicians. This spot offers beautiful practice studios at standard rates. The studios are air-conditioned and parking is free. They also provide lessons for anyone looking to advance their drumming, singing or piano playing. If you’re ever in Cartierville, check this place out! Drummers, bring your own cymbals! You can also rent a pair for $6.00.
Prices: $17.50/hr – $21.75/hr
Hours: 12:00 – 00:00 (Mon – Sun)
Address: 1890 Rue Beaulac, Saint-Laurent, QC H4R 2E7
Great staff, great gear, great location. These are gorgeous rehearsal studios built with high-end equipment. They have ten rehearsal studios (which are 250 square ft or bigger), five of which are available to rent by the hour. Upon becoming a member, you gain access to these five studios for the prices listed below. If you chose to rent a practice studio by the month, studios are accessible 24 hours a day with an alarm system, wireless internet and electricity. They cost $500/month, no equipment included. Check their website out for other services like lessons and studio production!
Prices: $18.25/hr (Studios Urbain, Garage, Bistro & Club) / $22.60/hr (Studio Metropolis)
Hours: 10:00 – 00:00 (Mon – Sun)
Address: 195 Église St, Verdun, QC H4G 2M2
Phone: (514) 769-6515
Studio Base Bin (Plateau & De Lorimier)
On the Eastern side of the Plateau you can find the acclaimed Studio Base Bin. This epic spot has hosted bands such as Simple Plan, Offenbach, The Barr Brothers and Chromeo. They provide 7 quality rehearsal spaces and are some of the best in the area. Check their website out for more! The minimum booking session is three hours. They also provide recording and video production for those interested. Below we have listed the prices for minimum session lengths, though the deals get better as you book for longer! You can find the equipment lists for each studio on their website!
Prices: $20.00/hr (Studios D, E, F) / $23.33/hr (Studios A, B, C) / $33.33/hr (Studio G)
Hours: (Mon – Sun)
Address: 4275 Rue Frontenac, Montréal, QC H2H 2M4
Phone: (514) 281-1547