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Rent a (Solo) Music Studio Since you mention the need to be alone, a dedicated music studio comes to mind. A quick google search revealed Studio Luna Rossa in the 13th Arrondissement and Maison de la Musique in Neuilly-Sur-Seine 92200. Both of these offer small solo studios for something around 6-7EUR per hour, during both weekdays (off-peak and peak hours) ...
There are a lot of musical instruments shops at Rua da Carioca, downtown. You can find a cuíca there. Also, downtown is certainly a destination for tourists, so he's probably going there anyway. For example, Casa Oliveira de Música is located at Rua da Carioca and in their website they claim to sell cuícas among many other percussion instruments.
The NYPD does not have a Choir. MacGowan wrote the song having never actually been to New York. For the production of the music video, the NYPD Pipe and Drum Band was hired instead, and they sang the only song they all knew; the Mickey Mouse Club Anthem. The Pipe and Drum band primarily plays at police-related functions, including funerals and fundraisers. ...
Jeunesse (http://www.jeunesse.at/) concerts usually offer good value (especially it you are < 26 years old)
The metro stations were a good option when I was in Paris 40 years ago.
A Viela in the Alfama section of town, small and not full tourist...
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