Best car to practice flute in?


#1

Anyone have an opinion on which is the best car (or van/suv/etc.) to practice a musical instrument?



I play flute, so I don’t need a lot of space, but the sound does project, and the instruments sticks out to the right side.



Considerations - would like to be able to set up a music stand in front of where I’d sit, sit in an existing seat, or with seats folded for max cargo area, sit in a folding chair.



Also, would like to be able to keep warm in winter and cool in summer when parked. Is there any car with heating or a/c that can run even when the car is parked? (and the battery survives?)



Not interested in an RV, but maybe a van conversion?



Best gas mileage to go along with this?


#2

i am sorry, but this question has exceeded my skill set.

no reasonable suggestions. sorry!


#3

Honda Element.
You will have to run the engine while parked to have Heat or A/C in any car


#4

A minivan in a windowless cargo configuration would probably work best acoustically and mileage-wise. If you’ll have a place to plug in, you can get add-on heaters and AC units, but if you can’t plug in you’ll need a generator, in which case you’re probably better off leaving the engine running.


#5

We specialize in vehicles to be used for transportation rather than as mobile musical recital halls. Wouldn’t it make more sense to simply drive to a suitable indoor practice area? A local school, community college, stadium, or YMCA with evening hours and spare classrooms? That’s what other musicians do. What if you ever want to switch to tuba?


#6

To keep it warm in the winter there are aftermarket systems to circulate the coolant with the engine off. They have a feature that turns it off if the battery gets low. They are aimed at the truck and limo industries.


#7

I would recommend a T.B.M. (tunnel boreing machine)there’s one buried in chunnel.prob very cheap.


#8

If you were to switch to a piccolo, maybe a Prius would do.

Or, switch to a harmonica and get yourself a Mini.

Just a thought.


#9

in that case just get a Kenworth thikin 50 footer and go to the drums. double sleeper cab of course.


#10

awe common’ you could get two harmonicas in a mini!


#11

The best car to practice a flute in would definately be a parked car. A flute is definately a two handed instrument and we wouldn’t want to see you steering with your knees while practicing your flute concerto during rush hour.


#12

You just need a little creativity and lots of duct tape and…


#13

Thanks for the lol