Music Instruction Music Instruction

Award-winning music lessons, ensembles, and group classes for aspiring musicians of all ages and skill levels — children, teens, and adults.

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Early Childhood Early Childhood

Morning & Full-Day Preschool programs with a full, child-centered curriculum of creative specials like music, science, drama, social and emotional learning, and more!

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Music Therapy Music Therapy

Established in 1966, our pioneering Center for Music Therapy (CMT) uses guided music experiences to help individuals meet life's challenges.

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Bop Stop Bop Stop

BOP STOP at The Music Settlement is Cleveland's premier listening room: an intimate, acoustically pristine performance venue with sweeping views of Lake Erie.

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Community Work

Community Work

The Music Settlement understands the great duty and importance to serve the diverse and extraordinary Cleveland community and the music and arts community altogether. Our work to bring unique Music programming, creative Early Childhood curriculum, and innovative, research-based Music Therapy is the core of what TMS was built on, with the mission to welcome all to our music and arts community to learn, create, inspire and heal. But it is our Cleveland community that is our heart. TMS will continue to evaluate the best ways to listen, support, and grow to meet the evolving needs of our communities.

The IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility) Committee exists at TMS to ensure continuing progress is made toward our unique equity and diversity initiatives. We understand this work is a lifelong learning journey, and we are committed to learning together. 

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA)

TMS IDEA NorthStar

The Music Settlement will be a model organization with respect to inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility (IDEA), as reflected in our activities, our board members, staff, faculty, volunteers, students, and clients. We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive community arts and education organization that serves the entire Cleveland community, where all are welcomed regardless of background, culture, race, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical abilities, skill and ability to pay. Through our efforts, we will be a truly inclusive, equitable, and welcoming organization that brings innovative ideas and approaches to fulfilling our mission.

Our Core Values


IDEA Newsroom

Read TMS IDEA Monthly Newsletters to learn more on IDEA work and how TMS is bringing innovative ideas and approaches to fulfill our mission.

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Our IDEA Committee consists of TMS Faculty, Staff, and Board Members

The Committee will work with TMS Board, staff and faculty to:

  • Develop an annual action plan, setting priorities based on the strategic pillar of TMS’s Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility Initiative
  • Assist the TMS Board with incorporating equity and diversity into the organization’s strategic goals and objectives
  • Participate in the design and implementation of the IDEA program
  • Monitor the progress and process of the IDEA work


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