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Preparatory Music Dept.
"The musical education I received at the Preparatory Music Department continues to enrich my life everyday. I hold dear to my heart the incredible faculty members, wonderful musical performances, and lifelong friends I made at PMD".  ~ Colleen Moore

Preparatory Music Department Enrollment


Each year is divided into fall, spring, and summer semesters. Students register by semester but may begin lessons at any time. Rates vary among individual instructors.

To register, or for more information, contact the director, Katherine Baird, at (510) 436-1224 or email Baird@hnu.edu.


Tuition per semester covers private lessons and playthroughs/recitals. An activity fee of $50 is charged per student per semester. This fee helps cover costs of the many performance opportunities provided to the students.

Installment Plan

Students may pay for the semester by making one full payment or three monthly installments with an additional service charge per student.

Preparatory Music Department
3500 Mountain Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94619
Contact: Katherine Baird
Phone: (510) 436-1224
E-mail: baird@hnu.edu