Our client, an internationally recognized pianist and conductor, needed a piano studio for rehearsal, instruction and small-scale performances. The new two-story structure houses the studio on its first floor and guest quarters on the second. Together with the existing residence on the site, the studio/guest house forms a garden courtyard which serves as the centerpiece of the family social life. Large glazed openings link the studio to the courtyard at the ground level, and provide panoramic views of the surrounding neighborhood from the guest areas above.