Private Instruction in Music

Individual instruction in woodwind, brass, stringed instruments, guitar, organ, piano, percussion, and voice is available to all students at all levels, from beginning through advanced. Lessons are taught by the finest musicians in the Baltimore-Washington area, many of whom also teach at the Peabody Conservatory and perform with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Course credit is earned at a rate of 1.5 credit hours per semester. Ordinarily, there is a limit of one course of private lessons per semester. (See course descriptions for MUS 160-188 for information regarding requirements.) Students may take up to 24 performance credits, including credit earned in private instrumental and vocal lessons and in ensembles. With the permission of the instructor, there is no limit to the number of times that ensemble performance courses may be taken as an audit. Ordinarily the 24-credit limit may not be exceeded unless the student petitions the program explaining the need for more performance credits in a particular course of study.

Those who do not read standard music notation should additionally enroll in MUS 101. The fee structure is as follows: $600 per semester or a discounted fee of $200 per semester for those enrolled in an ensemble (MUS 140,  - 149) for that semester, using the same instrument or voice as the lessons. There is no fee for one course of private instruction for declared majors; minors receive only the required two semesters of private instruction free of charge [this new policy applies to those who declare a minor beginning in March 2015]. Additional fees: auditing private instruction ($800; music majors and minors may not audit lessons), taking a second course of lessons (on a different instrument) within one semester ($600; possible fee reductions for declared music majors at the discretion of the program chair). May be repeated for credit. Optional corequisites: MUS 140, MUS 141, MUS 143, MUS 144, MUS 147, MUS 149. Final performance exams (juries) are required of program majors and minors who have not performed a recital (MUS 291, 391) during the semester of the private instruction.

MUS 160 - Voice
MUS 161 - Mandolin
MUS 162 - Violin
MUS 163 - Viola
MUS 164 - Cello
MUS 165 - Double Bass
MUS 166 - Harp
MUS 167 - Flute
MUS 168 - Clarinet
MUS 169 - Saxophone
MUS 170 - Oboe
MUS 171 - Bassoon
MUS 173 - Trumpet
MUS 174 - French Horn
MUS 175 - Trombone
MUS 176 - Tuba
MUS 178 - Percussion
MUS 182 - Piano
MUS 183 - Organ
MUS 184 - Harpsichord
MUS 186 - Guitar 
MUS 187 - Accordion


Notes: Prices are at time of publish. For current prices, confirm with Registar. For current course listings check the online academic catalog.