- Guitar studio: this is just a corner in which I have my music stand, chair, footrest and nail-related paraphernalia. For practicing and teaching guitar.
- Piano studio: this is a desk at right angles to my computer desk where I have my keyboard (which is connected with a USB cable to my computer) and where I practice piano.
- Computer desk: this is where I create this blog, but mostly where I compose, directly into the music software.
- Study table: this is where I have a number of books stacked up that I am either reading or using for current reference. They include Rosen's on Classical Style, Caplin's on Classical Forms, Sibelius Studies, Peter Schubert's book on Modal Counterpoint and the scores to Haydn's quartets op 20 and 33. This is also where I sketch with pencil on manuscript paper.
Actually, I just realized I have five work-spaces, because I was forgetting my "listening station". I do most of my listening on a small sound system in another room. This is where all my CDs are.
As I say, I don't know if this is at all typical. Years ago, when I was teaching and performing full time I had three separate studios. One was at the university, where I had my own designated teaching studio. Another was at the conservatory where, as a department head, I had another designated teaching studio. By "designated" I just mean that these were for my use alone, not shared with other teachers. Then I had my main practice studio at home which is where I did all my real work. Musical scores tended to accumulate in all three places and sometimes I was puzzled to recall where a particular score had ended up!
So that's my experience. Anyone else want to share theirs?
Music to end with? How about some Scarlatti played by John Williams. Back in the 1970s he came out with one of my absolute favorite guitar albums with the Five Preludes of Villa-Lobos on one side and five sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti on the other. Perhaps the best Scarlatti ever recorded on guitar. Here he is playing the Sonata K. 175: