Hello to all,
Soundproofing a garage is one of the most difficult rooms to do because it's usually partially unfinished, meaning the walls are thin and the movable garage door is a particular problem because it passes sound so readily. He says as you walk with him into the garage.
This can be a blessing, in that we can make major changes to the interior without ripping out walls and so on. We are building a "room-within-a-room" here, with studding separate from the existing studding. Since we need to keep the primary use as a garage, (as required by most building codes), the big door must remain operable. We will do everything we can to soundproof this garage because we don't want any complaints from the neighbors at all. Even so, knowing we will not be able to make it absolutely soundproof, we'll limit musical instrument playing to late morning, stopping before the evening. We will also casually contact each of our neighbours and explain we are doing this remodelling to try to prevent annoying them.