How to Soundproof an Apartment to Muffle Your Wife’s Drumming

Excellent article from on soundproofing an apartment.

NEW YORK — Last year, when my wife and I had to beg permission from our co-op board in Jackson Heights, Queens, to swap our one-bedroom apartment for a two-bedroom unit, only one thing stood between us and our dream of getting our one-year-old son into his own room.


My wife is a professional percussionist. After three years of hearing her play marimba, djembe and conga in our living room — and hearing me fumble around on our upright piano — our neighbors wanted assurances that we would keep things quiet in our new home.

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