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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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Summer Cello Boot Camp

Hybrid CAMP

Ages: 10+
Skill Level: Advanced beginner to intermediate

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

This three-day camp is ideal for advanced beginner and intermediate cellists who wish to brush up on scales, arpeggios, intervals, shifting, bowing, dexterity, and more. Mr. Snyder will also lead group playing sessions at the end of each camp day.

For those that do not wish to attend Summer Cello Boot Camp in person, please email Music@TheMusicSettlement.org to discuss online attendance and pricing.

Faculty

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Derek Snyder

Instructor, Suzuki Cello; Ensemble Director, Arcos Chamber Ensemble, Beginning Chamber Orchestra, Junior Chamber Orchestra

Derek Snyder has appeared as a soloist with orchestras in both the United States and Europe, and -- as a chamber musician -- has collaborated with members of some of the country's most exciting ensembles, including the Cavani and Cleveland String Quartets, and the Cleveland, Detroit, Montreal and Ba... Expand

Derek Snyder has appeared as a soloist with orchestras in both the United States and Europe, and -- as a chamber musician -- has collaborated with members of some of the country's most exciting ensembles, including the Cavani and Cleveland String Quartets, and the Cleveland, Detroit, Montreal and Baltimore Symphonies. He is the cellist in the nuevo tango band Oblivion Project, which explores the music of Astor Piazzolla, the Hastings Piano Trio, and a board member of the Cleveland Cello Society.

Derek's arrangements of the music of Graham Nash and Bootsy Collins have been performed by the Contemporary Youth Orchestra with the composers. He has created numerous transcriptions and arrangements for cello ensembles, focusing primarily on the music of Dave Brubeck and Astor Piazzolla. His arrangements of music by Brubeck can be heard on the Naxos label as preformed by the Yale Cellos.

Derek is the founder of the publishing company Cellocelli Music (www.cellocelli.com), a source for unique and contemporary sheet music and recordings for string players.

Education
MM, New England Conservatory
BM, University of Michigan Close
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