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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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Chamber Connect

Ages: 12 - 18
Skill Level: Intermediate to advanced

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In this week-long chamber music experience for string, piano, and voice students, campers will collaborate in an ensemble, receive daily coachings with TMS faculty, and attend instrument-specific technique classes.

Campers will also participate in our chamber music seminar series, like "Into to Improv" and "Busking 101". Camp will culminate on Friday with an early evening recital featuring our campers.

This camp is open to string, piano, and voice students in the intermediate to advanced levels. Camp begins on Monday, July 12th and will end Friday afternoon with the student performances.

Video submission is recommended for ensemble placement.

Please include the following in your video:

  • One major and minor scale, 2 or 3 octaves acceptable
  • An etude
  • A piece that best demonstrates your musical and technical abilities (i.e. shifting, double stops, etc.)

Videos can be emailed to hsamuels@themusicsettlement.org.

Faculty

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Henry Samuels

Instructor, Suzuki Upright Bass, Upright Bass; Ensemble Director, TMS Klezmer Ensemble

Henry Samuels is a double bass player and music teacher living in Cleveland, Ohio. He has performed across the US, China, Europe, and Japan. He performs with orchestras such as The Cleveland Orchestra, Akron Symphony, and the Bluewater Chamber Orchestra. Henry also plays chamber music in the greate... Expand

Henry Samuels is a double bass player and music teacher living in Cleveland, Ohio. He has performed across the US, China, Europe, and Japan. He performs with orchestras such as The Cleveland Orchestra, Akron Symphony, and the Bluewater Chamber Orchestra.

Henry also plays chamber music in the greater Cleveland area including for Stars in The Classics in Beachwood, and as a member of Classical Revolution Cleveland. His recent chamber music performances include Mozart’s “Per Questa Bella Mano”, Schubert’s “Trout” Quintet, and Schulhoff Concertino.

Henry is engaged in the Jewish music scene of Cleveland and is currently a member of the Case Western Reserve University Klezmer Ensemble, lead by violinist Steven Greenman. He is also the bassist for the Tischler Klezmer Orchestra. He attended the summer music festival KlezKanada in the summer of 2018, where he worked with Dan Blacksberg, Lauren Brody, and Cantor Jeff Warschauer.

Henry has many private bass students across Northeast Ohio ranging in age from early childhood to adult. He is the bass teacher at many local schools including Avon High School, Shaker Heights High School, Strongsville High School, and the Avon School of Music. He is a Suzuki and traditional bass instructor at The Music Settlement, and is working on outreach for the school in order to expand their bass department.

He also adapts violin and cello repertoire for double bass players. He has transcribed many violin and cello works for the bass ranging from Bach Cello Suites to Paganini’s “Moses” Variations. Henry’s early musical exposure was centered on the Great American Songbook, and he enjoys playing jazz and American Standards.

Education
Professional Studies Certificate, Cleveland Institute of Music
B.M. Boston University Close
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