Music Lessons

Private instruction in Voice, Piano, and Orchestral Instruments is offered on a space-available basis at the Peabody Conservatory. These lessons are normally 30 minutes in length, are given in 13-week segments in the Fall and Spring semesters, and earn a grade and one academic credit. Advanced students may be accepted for hour lessons which earn two academic credits upon recommendation of the instructor. A fee is charged for these lessons.

Auditions take place during the first two weeks of the Fall and Spring semesters. Repertoire for auditions is as follows:

  1. One or two pieces of the student’s choosing, showing the current level of development on the instrument.
    Memorization is not required.
  2. Sight-reading, scales, arpeggios or etudes of the instructor’s choosing.

Please note: Completion of the Peabody Registration Application and audition DO NOT guarantee you acceptance for lessons at the Peabody Conservatory. Typically, accepted students have been playing an instrument or singing for a number of years and have received formal training.

Registration Procedures for Private Lessons

For incoming freshmen

The Peabody Conservatory — Registration Procedure for Incoming Freshman

  1. Download the Peabody Registration Application.
  2. Please return this form DURING THE SUMMER to the Office of the Registrar at the following address:
    Office of the Registrar
    Garland Hall, Suite 75
    3400 N. Charles St.
    Baltimore, MD 21218

    The form is sent by the Homewood Registrar’s Office to the Peabody Registrar’s Office for audition scheduling in Fall and Spring.
  3. When you arrive at Johns Hopkins, obtain a yellow Interdivisional registration from our Registrar's Office or the Advising Office to bring to your audition. The instructor should sign the form indicating which course(s) are to be taken, along with the credit amount (one credit is for half hour lessons and two credits are for one hour lessons). Please be advised that there is a fee associated with taking lessons.
  4. You must submit the signed form to the Registrar's Office at Homewood to register for the lessons. Peabody lessons do not have any bearing on your maximum semester credit load limit.
  5. Students are notified of auditions by e-mail or telephone.
  6. Students who are not accepted for lessons in the Conservatory may be referred to the Peabody Preparatory, which offers non-credit instruction and provides a discount for students for the Johns Hopkins Divisions.

For returning students

Registration Procedure for Returning Students Who Have Never Taken lessons at Peabody Before:

  1. Download the Peabody Registration Application.
  2. Turn in the completed Peabody Registration Application to the Homewood Registrar’s Office.
  3. The form is sent by the Homewood Registrar’s Office to the Peabody Registrar’s Office for audition scheduling in Fall and Spring.
  4. Students are notified of auditions by e-mail or telephone.
  5. Complete a yellow Interdivisional Registration Form available at the Office of Academic Advising or the Registrar’s Office and bring to your audition. The instructor should sign the form indicating which course(s) are to be taken, along with the credit amount (one credit is for half hour lessons and two credits are for one hour lessons). Please be advised that there is a fee associated with taking lessons.
  6. Students who are not accepted for lessons in the Conservatory may be referred to the Peabody Preparatory, which offers non-credit instruction and provides a discount for students for the Johns Hopkins Divisions.

Registration Procedure for Students Who Have Taken lessons at Peabody:

  1. Please complete a yellow Interdivisional Registration Form.
    (The form is available at the Office of Academic Advising or the Registrar's Office.)
  2. Submit the form to the Homewood Registrar's Office.