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Practice rooms

The reservation system of practice rooms

28 practice rooms are available for use by enrolled students of the Liszt Academy, on the 3rd floor of the Ligeti building (1077 Budapest, 52 Wesselényi Street):

2 harp rooms
1 cimbalom room
9 empty rooms
7 grand piano rooms
9 upright piano rooms

Please carefully read the following information on the online reservation system of the practice rooms.



Go to http://gyakorlas.lfze.hu  (the site is available in Hungarian and English).

1. Enter with your ETR/NEPTUN code* (printed on your access card) and the same password you use for logging into the Neptun system (if you do not use the Neptun system, use the password that you are given at enrolment at the International Sub-Department). For new students it might take a few days to issue and activate the access cards after registration.

*ETR/NEPTUN code: When you access the electronic practice room reservation system, you will first be asked to write your user name. This user name is your ETR/NEPTUN code, which you receive at the beginning of the academic year, after registration. Only students enrolled before 2018 have ETR codes, everyone else uses Neptun codes. Your password is automatically generated, if you use the Neptun system you can change it for yourself (be aware that changing your password in Neptun changes your password everywhere else: wi-fi, practice room reservation).

2. Choose a date in the calendar (top of the screen) – a list of practice rooms appear in the middle of the screen. Time slots that can be reserved are marked with a green square. Each square equals to 15 minutes, the minimum timeslot you can reserve is 30 minutes (two squares), which means the first unit will have to be 30 minutes (2 squares). After that you can increase the practice time by 15 minutes (/square).

Reserve 15 minutes of practicing by clicking on a green square. For example, If you click on "10:30", it means that you have reserved a time-frame from 10:30 to 10:45. If the reservation is successful, the square will turn red.

On the left-hand side of the screen you can find details on the equipment of the rooms (upright piano, grand piano, empty practice room, etc.). Next to the room numbers icons show what instruments are available at a certain room.

After successful reservation you can enter the reserved practice rooms by holding up your access card close to the sensor panel under the screen when you enter the practice room area on the 3rd floor of the Ligeti building.



A reservation can only be cancelled before the reserved time has started. No cancellation is possible during the reserved time period, only for subsequent blocks that have not been entered yet. A reservation can be cancelled by clicking on a reserved block.

The reservation is automatically deleted if the door of the reserved practice room is not opened in the first 10 minutes of the reserved time period. Subsequent reservation blocks are regarded as one, therefore:

a) the room has to be opened in the first 10 minutes of the first block only, and it is not necessary for the immediate subsequent blocks, but

b) the reservations of all immediate subsequent blocks are all deleted if the door is not opened in the first 10 minutes of the first block.

The deleted reservations will immediately be available again for all other students (except for the person originally reserving). Deleted units are calculated into the quota.



  • 4 hours a day (16 squares)
  • making a reservation in advance is limited to 8 hours (32 squares)
  • the maximum number of reservations that can be made in advance consecutively is 6

Please keep track of your quota written in the header.Please note that reservations will be closely monitored and changed, if necessary. The availability of the rooms depend on the number of students wanting to practice. If, for any reason, you cannot use the time-frame you have reserved, make sure you have cancelled your reservation by clicking on the red square, confirm your wish to delete, which will then turn green and thus available for others.

The practice rooms are open from 7 a.m. to 12 a.m. every day; except for public holidays and certain school breaks. Please turn to the study administrators for details.


You can enter only the room you have reserved for practicing by using your access card at the access card reader. 

The room cannot be opened with the access card after the time you have reserved has expired! Please make sure that you take all your belongings with you!



Chamber music practice room reservation

From the academic year 2019/2020 the rules of the practice room reservation are the following.

To make a reservation send an email to teremfoglalas1[at]gmail.com including: 

  • names and instruments of the members 
  • date
  • time-frame (i.e. from 14.00 to 15.30)
  • name of the professor who leads the Chamber Music/String Quartet class for the group in the semester

In case there is a member in the chamber music group, who is not an active student at the Academy (but previously accepted by the head of department), they are obliged to ask for a permission (valid for one semester) from Ms. Olivia Gazsi, the Head of the Study Department at gazsi.olivia[at]zeneakademia.hu.

As incomplete reservations are not acceptable, please make sure that all the above mentioned information is included in your email.


Further rules of the reservation

  • Chamber music practice rooms can only be used outside school hours
  • Reservations must be made at least 48 hours before the requested date, exclusively in e-mail
  • Reservations for Friday, Saturday and Sunday must be requested until the preceding Thursday, 12:00 AM (noon)
  • Reservations requested on the day of the practice are not accepted in e-mail or in person
  • Reservations can be made 15 days before the requested date the earliest
  • The longest available time-frame without a break: 3 hours/day


Ensembles with 3 or more members:

  • May reserve the chamber music practice room in the Wesselényi building (Room -122), or other chamber rooms when not in use for education


Ensembles with 2 pianos:

  • May reserve the piano main subject room and other chamber rooms when not in use for education