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Drawing on Peabody’s rich history of professional arts training and its alliance with some of the world’s best medical care providers and researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine, Peabody Prescribe classes explore the areas where music and dance intersect with health and wellness.

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Upcoming Classes

PD Strummers Performance Ensemble

Instructor: Sean Brennan
Dates: Tuesdays, September 14 through May 17, 10:30- 11:30 am ET
Location: Towson Campus
Fees: $950.00

PD Strummers is a unique program for people with Parkinson's disease.

The Strummer’s Performance Ensemble expands on the skills learned in the Strummer’s Circle, with an emphasis on collaborative music-making. Students enrolled will participate in group technique workshops and rehearse ensemble pieces in a variety of styles.

PD Strummers Circle

Instructor: Sean Brennan
Dates: Thursdays, September 16 through May 19, 10:30- 11:30 am ET
Location: Towson Campus
Fees: $990.00

PD Strummers is a unique program for people with Parkinson's disease.

The course develops essential principles of guitar technique, fundamental musical skills, and builds musicianship through ensemble-based repertoire.

Playing Well

Instructors: Serap Bastepe-Gray, MD, MM, MSOT and Scott E. Brown, MD
Dates: 8 hours of asynchronous, self-paced learning
Fees: $249 for 6 months of access

Looking to avoid injury and maintain peak performance? The Peabody Institute’s Playing Well program of study gives instrumental musicians what they need to know for optimal performance health. Learn about common musicians’ injuries and syndromes, as well as movements and positions that may prevent pain and decrease the likelihood of injury, with expert guidance to help you take what you learn into the practice room — and onto the stage.