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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 child-centered, full, 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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All Offerings

All Offerings

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1. Full Day Preschool- 3 year olds

Age: 3 | Session Length: 45 Weeks

Full-day, year-round preschool for children age 3 years by Sep 30.

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2. Full Day Preschool- 4 year olds

Age: 4 - 5 | Session Length: 45 Weeks

Full-day, year-round preschool for children age 4 - 5 years by Sep 30.

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3. Morning Preschool - 3 year olds

Age: 3 years old | Session Length: 36 Weeks

TMS half day morning preschool offerings provide exceptional music, science, SEL and art experiences for children age 3 years by Sept 30/Dec 31.

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4. Morning Preschool - 4 year olds

Age: 4 years old | Session Length: 36 Weeks

TMS half day morning preschool PreK offerings provide exceptional music, science, SEL and art experiences for children age 4 years by Sept 30.

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A Brief History of Music

Age: 15+ | Session Length: 15 Weeks

Join TMS Piano Department Head Arthur Kane for a virtual history tour through the evolution of music.

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Adult Brass Ensemble

Age: 18+ | Session Length: 15 Weeks

Brass players are invited to regain and further develop ensemble playing skills with other adult brass musicians.

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Adult Orchestra

Age: 18+ | Session Length: 15 Weeks

This is a great opportunity for those who may have played previously in life to get back in the game!

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Arcos Chamber Ensemble

Age: 12 - 18 | Session Length: 30 Weeks

This ensemble focuses on leadership, team building, and chamber music skills with the ultimate goal of performing as a self-directed group.

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Bass Boot Camp

Age: 13+

Put your skills to the test during our Bass Boot Camp, an intensive 2 day workshop for electric bass and double bass!

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Beginning Adult Harp Class

Age: 18+ | Session Length: 15 Weeks

In this beginning group lever harp (aka the folk harp) class, students will learn basics such as posture, hand positioning, notes and strings.

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Beginning Chamber Orchestra

Age: 6 - 11 | Session Length: 15 Weeks

Beginner string players (violin, viola, cello, bass) will have the opportunity to learn basic note reading and ensemble playing skills.

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Beginning Music Theory

Age: 15+ | Session Length: 15 Weeks

Let's learn how music works! No matter your interests, music theory will help deepen your understanding and appreciation of any genre of music.

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Beginning Teen Harp Class

Age: 12 - 18 | Session Length: 15 Weeks

In this beginning group lever harp (aka the folk harp) class, students will learn basics such as posture, hand positioning, notes and strings.

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Camp Create

Age: 6 - 11

Split into three one-week sessions. Join us for hands-on creativity combining music, dance and theatre.

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Cavani String Quartet Residency Program

Age: 12+ | Session Length: 8 Weeks

Using their hallmark teaching techniques, the Cavani String Quartet leads inspiring chamber music education and offers engaging performances at TMS.

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Chamber Connect

Age: 12 - 18

In this week-long chamber music experience for string, piano, and voice students, campers will collaborate in an ensemble, receive daily coachings wit

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Champagne Flutes

Age: 18+ | Session Length: 15 Weeks

A small ensemble geared toward intermediate level adult flutists who would like to have fun playing with others and enhance their playing skills.

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Cleveland Pops Youth Orchestra

Age: 12 - 18 | Session Length: 15 Weeks

In partnership with the renowned Cleveland Pops Orchestra, this ensemble nurtures and trains young musicians to reach their full artistic potential.

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Cleveland Pops Youth Orchestra Summer Camp

Age: 12 - 18

Get back in the swing of ensemble playing with a summer camp session of the Cleveland Pops Youth Orchestra, led by Carl Topilow.

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Continuing Music Theory

Age: 18+ | Session Length: 15 Weeks

Join Linda Allen for this fun group theory course for musicians of mixed skill levels.

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Dalcroze Eurhythmics - Rhythmic Studies

Age: 14 - 26 | Session Length: 15 Weeks

Interested in mixed meters and cross rhythms? Take a dive into advanced rhythmic concepts with this course.

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Dalcroze Eurhythmics for Adults

Age: 18+ | Session Length: 15 Weeks

Dalcroze is the study of rhythm, structure, and music through movement.

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Extended Day

Age: 3 - 5 years (must attend Morning Preschool/PreK) | Session Length: 35 Weeks

Afternoon Enrichment option for all morning programs.

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Flautrageous Flute Choir

Age: 15+ | Session Length: 15 Weeks

Participants have the opportunity to play all members of the flute family, from piccolo to alto, bass, and contrabass flutes.

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Group Music Arranging

Age: 15+ | Session Length: 15 Weeks

Have you ever wanted to take a piece of music and make it your own, giving it your own creative spin?

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Group Popular Guitar

Age: 15+ | Session Length: 15 Weeks

If you're looking to expand your knowledge of the guitar, this course will help you learn tips, techniques, soloing, and repertoire.

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Group Youth Piano

Age: 6 - 10 | Session Length: 15 Weeks

This class creates a relaxed environment where students are introduced to the piano and learn basics of music theory.

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Guitar Ensemble

Age: 13+ | Session Length: 15 Weeks

Adults and teens at the intermediate level will grow musically and technically while performing classical repertoire in this small ensemble setting.

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Home Based Music Therapy

Age: 18+

Therapy programs using music can help adults with long-lasting illnesses and/or medical problems meet their personal goals.

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Inlet Dance Children's Level I

Age: 3-5 | Session Length: 15 Weeks

Each class combines Modern Dance techniques with creative problem solving instructions.

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Inlet Dance Children's Level II

Age: 6-9 | Session Length: 15 Weeks

Each class combines Modern Dance techniques with creative problem solving instructions.

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International Music Choir Camp

Age: 18+

New for Summer 2021 — a group camp experience for adult amateur singers of varied skill levels!

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Intro to Music Lessons

Age: 6 - 10 | Session Length: 9 Weeks

Do you have a young one interested in music lessons but aren't sure where to start? Then this class is for you!

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Intro to Suzuki

Age: 4 - 6 | Session Length: 7 Weeks

Start your child on the path to lifelong musicianship! This parent and child course serves as a prerequisite for Suzuki instruction at TMS.

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J@MS Program & Ensemble

Age: 12 - 18 | Session Length: 30 Weeks

J@MS is a weekly half-day immersion program for students that immerses them in the energy and excitement of jazz music.

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J@MS Summer Jazz Camp

Age: 10 -18

Polish your music skills and discover the rich tradition of Jazz music in this summer offering of our popular school year program.

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Junior Chamber Orchestra

Age: 8 - 12 | Session Length: 30 Weeks

This ensemble is designed for younger string players who may be musically advanced for their age in preparation for our Arcos Chamber Ensemble.

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Junior J@MS

Age: 10 - 17 | Session Length: 30 Weeks

The Junior J@MS Program offers an introduction to improvisation and combo playing for the younger beginning or intermediate instrumentalist.

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Keyboard Explorers

Age: 4 - 5 | Session Length: 15 Weeks

Experiment with improvisation and musical expression through playing at the keyboard, listening, singing, and movement activities.

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Kids Camp | Press Play

Age: 3 - 6

Young children will work directly with our Early Childhood teachers to explore and engage in an arts & sciences rich environment.

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Kindergarten

Age: Age 5 years by September 30 | Session Length: Academic School Year

Kindergarten, Full Day, aligns to the state requirements of a kindergarten and supports each individual child’s success.

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Kindergarten Camp

Age: 5 - 6

TMS offers a 3 week full day camp for 2020-2021 Kindergarten graduates. Current and former TMS families ONLY. (20-21/19-20 students welcome).

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Kindergarten Plus

Age: Age 5 years by September 30 | Session Length: Academic School Year

Same offering as Kindergarten, this includes wrap around care hours.

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Klezmer Ensemble

Age: 13+ | Session Length: 15 Weeks

Experience the joy of playing traditional Jewish folk tunes and learn some Yiddish culture and history along the way in our community Klezmer band.

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Lunch Bunch

Age: 3 - 5 (must attend Morning Preschool/PreK) | Session Length: 35 Weeks

Register to have lunch with friends following morning Preschool.

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Magnolia Flute Ensemble

Age: 18+ | Session Length: 15 Weeks

This ensemble is for beginning flutists who want to have fun in a small ensemble setting.

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Music & Movement

Age: Birth - 2.5 | Session Length: 10 Weeks

Enjoy musical play together!

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Music Explorers

Age: 2.5 - 4 Years | Session Length: 10 Weeks

Experience the joy of music together!

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Music for Self-Care & Wellness

Age: All ages welcome

For individuals & families of all ages.

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Music Safari Camp

Age: Session I: 7 - 10, Session II: 5 - 6

Music Safari Camp is an ideal setting for young children to be introduced to musical instruments.

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Music Therapy Musical Revue

Age: 15+ | Session Length: 36 Weeks

Teens and adults with disabilities who want to be with others can practice and learn new social skills while sharing and making music together.

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Musical Mix and Mingle

Age: 16+ | Session Length: One Day

Come join us for a social afternoon of chamber music making. Open to strings, winds, and piano.

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North Coast Winds Summer Institute

Age: 11 - 18

Join the North Coast Winds, Cleveland's premier professional woodwind quintet, for a week of woodwind instruction and chamber music!

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Percussion Ensemble

Age: 12 - 18 | Session Length: 15 Weeks

The Music Settlement's Percussion Ensemble can best be described as a high-energy and exciting musical experience.

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Piano Camp

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Piano Camp Jr.

Age: 6 - 10

For beginners who are new to the piano or keyboard, this morning camp will mix keyboard instruction, music and movement, musical games and activities.

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Piano Skills Online Camp

Age: 11 - 17

TMS presents our Piano Skills Online Camp, featuring the theme "American Composers, featuring Louis Moreau Gottschalk."

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Private Sessions

Age: All ages | Session Length: 36 Weeks

We design music programs for people of all ages with disabilities and/or health concerns.

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Rock & Pop Academy

Age: 10 - 18 | Session Length: 15 Weeks

Join our Rock & Pop Academy and learn how to play rock, blues, funk, reggae, classic, alternative, and modern rock in fun, student-forward ensembles.

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Rock & Pop Music Camp

Age: 10 - 18

Are you ready to rock? The Rock & Pop Music Camp is a modern music experience that encompasses a wide variety of styles.

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Saturday Jam

Age: 18+

Adults with disabilities enjoy fun, group music-making with their peers in a welcoming and nurturing setting.

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Settlement Singers Active Adult Choir

Age: 55+ | Session Length: 15 Weeks

The Settlement Singers is a co-ed ensemble for active adults (55+) interested in expressing themselves through music.

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Songwriting Summer Boot Camp

Age: 12 - 18

New to TMS for Summer 2021 — spend a week learning the ins and outs of songwriting!

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Summer Cello Boot Camp

Age: 10+

Advance your cello playing with our Summer Cello Boot Camp, directed by Derek Snyder.

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Suzuki Camp

Age: 4 - 17

Join The Music Settlement Suzuki faculty and guest clinicians for a week of instruction, motivation, and fun!

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Teen Brass Ensemble

Age: 13 - 18 | Session Length: 15 Weeks

Brass players are invited to further develop brass ensemble playing skills.

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Youth Latin Jazz Band

Age: 13 to 18 | Session Length: 15 Weeks

Learn jazz arrangements, soloing, improvisation, and ensemble playing with a Latin twist!

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