Events & Hall Information
Blackerby Stage and Studio is a beautiful and spacious venue for concerts, music recitals, meetings, and other special events. The 1200 square foot hall features a stage large enough for medium-sized ensembles, a regularly-maintained grand piano, wonderful acoustics, and comfortable seating for up to sixty guests. Blackerby Teaching Studio, adjacent to the concert hall, has a kitchen and a large room perfect for hosting receptions. We can also live-stream events from the concert hall so family and friends anywhere in the world can watch! Let us host your next recital, concert or meeting! To schedule an event, contact Al at

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       Blackerby Stage and Studio Terms and Conditions (effective 10/01/2015)

Studio Recitals
The rate for a typical studio recital is $75.00 per hour. For a teacher with ten to twenty
students, this generally works out to $5.00 to $10.00 per student. For example, a teacher
with fifteen students might need two hours for a recital, for a total of $150.00. That's
$10.00 per student. We charge in half-hour increments, so a one-and-a-half hour recital
would cost $112.50. However, there is a one hour minimum. Performers and guests may
begin arriving a half hour before the scheduled start-time of an event. There is no charge
for this half-hour. So people can arrive at 6:30pm for a 7:00pm event, but billing doesn't
begin until 7:00pm. Billing continues until all guests have departed. If the performers
finish at 8:00pm, but guests remain until 8:30pm to visit, charges continue until 8:30pm.
So please allow for the time needed to socialize and take pictures when calculating your
The rate for any rehearsals prior to a recital is also $75.00 per hour.
Adjacent to the recital hall is a large room with tables and chairs for a reception. There's
also a small kitchen with a refrigerator and microwave. Guests may bring refreshments
back into the recital hall. We just ask that everyone is as careful as possible. No food or
drink is allowed near the piano.
Individuals and Small Ensembles
Individuals and small groups looking for a space to perform receive a substantial discount
from the normal hourly rate. For example, this would include individual students doing a
Suzuki book recital, an ensemble looking to play for family and friends, or a professional
group that intends on charging admission or asking for donations. This would also include
students or professionals looking for a great acoustic recording environment. We want to provide
an intimate, convenient and inexpensive space for all of these performers. The rate for this type of
event is $60.00 per hour with a one hour minimum. The rate for any rehearsals prior to a
performance is also $60.00 per hour. We welcome inquiries from all types of musicians and performers.
In particular, we think we're the perfect venue for the multitude of talented singer-songwriters in Austin
in need of an alternative to the noisy bars and clubs. Our hall is a great listening room where your music
is front and center.
Other Events
The two categories above describe the majority of events that will likely take place in our
recital hall. However, we realize there are other types of events that may be well-suited for
our space. Organizers of dance recitals, theatrical plays and art shows are welcome to
contact us. The rate for this type of event will be similar to those listed above but may vary on a
case by case basis.
Live-Streaming and Recording
Blackerby Violin Shop offers the unique ability to live-stream and record your event from
our recital hall. This means family and friends anywhere in the world can watch your event
live and later view the recording at their convenience. The live-stream and the recording
are both easily accessed from our website, We do not provide a
hard copy, DVD or otherwise, of the event. Parents and other audience members may use
their own cameras to record the event. However, no live-streaming of the event is
permitted. The rate for the live-stream service is an additional $60.00 per hour. For
example, a one hour studio recital with live-stream would be $135.00. A one hour
performance with live-stream and a half-our reception would be $172.50.
Reservations and Payment
Reservations can be made by contacting Al at let us know how you would like the event listed on our calendar, or if you simply want the event listed as “Private Event.”
Reservations are not confirmed until you receive an email verifying the date and time of your
event. Please use our online calendar as a guide when making your plans. Please note that we only schedule relatively small events during regular business hours at Blackerby Violin Shop. Therefore, often the earliest start-time for a weekday event is 7:00pm; for a Saturday event, 6:00pm; and for Sunday, 1:00pm.
We do not require a deposit to make a reservation. However, if you must cancel after making a
reservation, please do so as far in advance as possible out of consideration for others who may be
looking to reserve time.