Music Lessons

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

Peabody Conservatory

Individual music instruction through Peabody Conservatory, called the Minor Lesson Program, is designed for students with significant experience as instrumentalists, vocalists, or composers.

Lessons are offered on Peabody’s Mt. Vernon campus on a space-available basis, and these lessons are provided in 13-week segments each semester. Thirty-minute lessons earn one academic credit; hour lessons earn two credits. Each student must perform an exit exam (as determined by the instructor) each semester of enrollment.


Auditions are necessary to register for minor lessons, which earn credit.

Auditions for admission are by video submission. The online enrollment request (see below) will automatically link you to a page that will provide specific instructions to start the audition process.

For the videos, students must prepare two contrasting works (styles, periods, etc) showing the current level of development on the instrument. Memorization for classical instrumentalists and vocalists is not required but strongly preferred for at least one work.

Completing the Peabody online enrollment application and audition does not guarantee acceptance to the Minor Lesson Program at Peabody Conservatory. Typically, accepted students have been playing an instrument or singing for a number of years and have received formal training. Studio space is limited.

Required Online Enrollment Form

Each semester, all new and returning students must complete and submit this form by the January or August deadlines . Peabody’s registrar will not allow students to register for lessons without this form.

Forms for Fall 2023 are due Monday, 7 August 2023.
Audition videos for new students are due Friday, 11 August 2023.

Registration for Homewood Students

SIS does not permit students to self-register for minor lessons.

Continuing students: After completing the online enrollment form, Homewood students who wish to continue lessons must pre-register for lessons by submitting an IDR (interdivisional registration form) on SEAM, preferably during registration period in November or April. This helps determine availability of studio space for new students.

WSE students will need advisor’s signature on IDR forms before submission on SEAM.
Please check credit limits with academic advisors.

New students: the coordinator will send notifications approximately one week after the video deadline regarding acceptance and with further instructions.

For more information, please contact the minor lessons coordinator, Dr. Shirley Yoo.

Additional fees

For AY 2023-24, Homewood students will be charged an additional fee of $483 per credit.
Half-hour lessons earn one credit and one-hour classes earn 2 credits ($966).
Students from other divisions must ask their home registrar about fees.

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. 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 interview may be necessary for teacher assignment purposes. Studio space is limited. A fee structure is located within the new Preparatory registration system known as ASAP. Elective credits for lessons through the Preparatory are not given, however a discount is offered for students at Krieger and Whiting. Register online or call 667-208-6640 for more information.