Music Lessons

All Krieger School students may take lessons at either the Peabody Conservatory or the Peabody Preparatory.

Peabody Conservatory

Individual music instruction at the Peabody Conservatory, called minor lessons, is designed for students with significant experience as instrumentalists, vocalists, or composers. Auditions are necessary to register for minor lessons, which earn credit. Additional fees will apply, and a list will be available at auditions/placements.

For academic year 2018-19, auditions/placements will be held on Sunday, Aug. 26 for best consideration. The make-up date is Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. Register online for an audition. To ensure a placement date, please register by Thursday, Aug. 16. Lessons may be 30 or 60 minutes in length, and registered students will receive one elective credit per half hour.

Peabody Preparatory

Peabody Preparatory, the non-credit division of the Peabody Institute, serves the broader musical community in Baltimore. Its students range in age from infants to senior citizens and in skill from beginners to soon-to-be-professionals. Former students include Philip Glass, Hilary Hahn, and Tori Amos. For more relaxed instructional challenges, or if one is not accepted into a given teacher’s studio for the semester for credit, Peabody Preparatory offers a wonderful learning environment and possesses a venerable history at Johns Hopkins and in the city of Baltimore.

An audition is not necessary to enroll in Preparatory lessons, although a placement may be necessary for teacher assignment purposes. Register online or call 667-208-6640. Lessons may be a half hour, 45 minutes, or an hour. A fee structure is located within the new Preparatory registration system known as ASAP, and Saturday, Aug. 25 is the official placement/audition day at Peabody Preparatory. Elective credit for lessons is not given for lessons at the Preparatory.