Private Lessons are available to children and adults of all experience levels — from beginners through the most advanced levels of study. Lessons are scheduled on an individual basis and are contingent upon teacher availability.

Students enrolled in Private Lessons are required to have a practice instrument available.

Students will also have opportunities to participate in recitals, repertoire and master classes, and either of our music certificate programs.

Private Lesson Enrollment Process

  • Choose to submit your Lesson Inquiry Form
    • there are two options: one for returning students and one for new students
  • Process details:
    • Preparatory staff receives the private lesson form to start enrollment process
    • Confirmation email will be sent to you with the invoice once an instructor is identified for your lesson
    • Student will submit payment online or set up a pay-plan to complete the enrollment process
    • Instructor will contact you directly to confirm time, day, and location of the lesson

If you are no longer interested, after submitting an inquiry form, you must submit an Add/Drop form to [email protected].

  • If you decide to drop, please refer to the Peabody Preparatory Refund Policy

*2024-25 full-year academic period (September 4, 2024-May 19, 2025)*

Benefits of Full-Year enrollment:

  • Instructor and schedule guaranteed for full year
  • No need to re-register for the spring term
  • Pay only a single registration fee of $50 per student- Savings of $50!
  • Monthly installment payment plan costs reduced from two (fall & spring) $50 fees to a single payment plan fee of $50
  • $25 payment plan fee if enrolled in payment plan by ‘Early Bird’ date of August 1st
  • Siblings can be combined into a single payment plan and pay just one payment plan fee
  • No penalty opt-out option for the final 16 weeks during week of January 13-17, 2025 
    • To opt-out complete this add/drop form and submit it to [email protected]
    • Eligible refunds are made in accordance with the original method of payment. Please allow 2-4 business days for electronic refunds. 

Private Lesson Placement

Students new to Private Lessons at Peabody must sign up for a placement interview. Additional information will be sent to you regarding this process once the inquiry form is submitted.

You can access the registration system here. Click on the Private Lessons button on the left side of the screen and follow the instructions for “New Students” to submit the inquiry form.

What to expect at the placement interview

During the placement interview students and/or parents discuss goals, program information, and scheduling needs. Students should be prepared to discuss first, second, third, and possibly fourth choices for scheduling with the faculty. A decision regarding the schedule will either be made during the interview or within a week of the interview. Students who have studied an instrument or a discipline prior to enrolling at the Preparatory should bring their instrument and/or any music or portfolio they have been working on with former teachers or programs. Beginners may be asked to demonstrate their musical potential in some way.

What to expect after the student is placed

The Preparatory Administrative staff will process your enrollment and email an invoice with payment due upon receipt. Your instructor will contact you to confirm lesson location, room, day, and time.

What if placement is not possible?

It is the desire of the Preparatory to accommodate as closely as possible the scheduling needs of the student. On those rare occasions when a student cannot be placed, a full refund of the $50 registration fee (per semester) will be issued. In keeping with University Policy, no refund can be processed until one month after the payment has been received or if there is a balance left on a student’s account.

Private Lesson Tuition Rates 2024-25

Summer 2024

  4-Pack 6-Pack 8-Pack 10-Pack* Per Session
30 Minutes $272.00 $408.00 $544.00 $646.00 $68.00
45 Minutes $396.00 $595.00 $792.00 $941.00 $99.00
60 Minutes $520.00 $780.00 $1,040.00 $1,235.00 $130.00
90 Minutes $760.00 $1,140.00 $1,520.00 $1,805.00 $190.00

*Summer 10-pack lessons are discounted 5%

Academic Year 2024-25

Tuition is based on a 32-week full academic year.

  32 Week Per Session
30 Minutes $2,176.00 $68.00
45 Minutes $3,168.00 $99.00
60 Minutes $4,160.00 $130.00
75 Minutes $5,088.00 $159.00
90 Minutes $6,080.00 $190.00

Private Lessons Refund Policy:

  • 3 days prior to first lesson: deadline to submit add/drop form to withdraw with full refund*
  • Less than 3 days prior to first lesson: deadline to submit add/drop form to withdraw with 1 lesson fee charged*
  • After first lesson begins: No refund for withdrawal*