Please visit http://www.peabody.jhu.edu/preparatory/departments/strings/accompanists/ for complete accompanist guidelines, accompanist studio assignments, YPSP group class assignments, and the individual rehearsal schedule for all branches. The educational philosophy of the Preparatory String Department is rooted in the belief that young musicians can best develop their artistic potential in a supportive, non-judgmental and motivating musical environment. We are committed to helping our students develop a solid technical and musical foundation at every level as they develop the discipline and love for music. We provide comprehensive training for gifted young artists preparing for a career in music as well as offering lessons to those for whom music enriches their main pursuits. We aim to support each child’s unique path and our hope is that all our students will derive meaning from their relationship with music throughout their lives. String students at Peabody benefit not only from the quality of their private instruction, but also from their exposure to many faculty and guest artists in a variety of classes, ensembles and special events. The interaction of our outstanding faculty in developing a creative, dynamic, and supportive learning environment provides a unique setting for all our students. All students, regardless of age or level, are expected to show a commitment to their studies by practicing daily at home, attending concerts, and participating in ensembles or classes as recommended by their teachers. Those who fully participate in the musical offerings at Peabody will reap the rewards of this rich learning community.