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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About TMS

About TMS

Our Mission

To inspire and welcome all to our music and arts community to learn, create, celebrate and heal.

Our Vision

To unlock the potential in everyone.

Through our three Centers – Center for Music, Center for Early Childhood, and Center for Music Therapy – and Bop Stop performance venue, we provide accessible, life-enhancing music and arts experiences to people of all ages and abilities.                

  • Our Center for Music delivers first-class music instruction in a variety of musical styles in private lessons, ensembles, immersion programs, and performance opportunities.
  • Our Center for Early Childhood is a top-rated, 5-Star "Step Up To Quality" program that uses music and the arts in preschool, kindergarten, and summer camps.
  • Our Center for Music Therapy utilizes specially designed music-based interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional.

Regardless of age, background, artistic ability, or economic circumstance, we are improving the quality of life for all those we serve and building healthy, thriving communities. We have an historic east side campus in University Circle and a new campus in Cleveland's near west side Ohio City neighborhood that both offer year-round enrollment and a generous financial assistance program.

Our programs are delivered by exceptional faculty and music therapists in an environment that nurtures individual achievement and creativity, affording students and clients the opportunity to reach their full potential while developing a lifelong love of the arts.

Our Strategic Plan

Our Strategic Plan's title The Score for Excellence - represents The Music Settlement's vision, dedication and passion, as we seek to continually innovate our services to meet the evolving needs of our communities. The Score for Excellence outlines the priority themes and goals necessary to ensure TMS's future into its second century. 

View our 2023 - 2025 Strategic Plan


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