NOVEMBER 20, 2020 UPDATE:
Due to the recent rise in COVID-19 cases, TMS's COVID-19 Board Task Force has made the following decisions regarding delivery of our programs and services:
Center For Music (CFM):
Center for Music will transition to ALL REMOTE ACTIVITIES for the rest of 2020. This goes into effect for all private lessons, ensemble and group classes, and rehearsals beginning Saturday, November 21 through the end of 2020. We will re-evaluate the situation on January 4, 2021 and communicate any further guidance or instructions at that time. Plan on remaining remote until further notice.
Center For Music Therapy(CMT):
The Center For Music Therapy will continue music therapy sessions as they are currently being provided. We will re-evaluate the situation on January 4th to determine whether any additional changes must be made.
Center For Early Childhood (CEC):
The Center For Early Childhood will also continue their on-campus programs, as they are currently being provided. Since June, CEC has structured “Pandemic Classrooms”, class sizes that are within the required student and faculty ratio, to continue on-site teaching during the pandemic.
BOP STOP will continue livestreaming music performances. At this time there will no longer be any small live-audiences permitted. This will be re-evaluated early January.
SEPTEMBER 3, 2020 UPDATE:
Our Center for Music programming starts on Wednesday, September 9th -- are you returning to campus for lessons? Learn how to safely enter the building for your lessons/rehearsals at our University Circle and Ohio City campuses. Don't forget to register and we'll see you on campus soon!
Virtual lessons and distance programming options are also available. Click here for more information.
AUGUST 14, 2020 UPDATE:
We are excited to welcome you back to our campuses this fall! Due to the pandemic, re-entry into our facilities requires compliance with our updated policies and procedures. Each of our Centers and BOP STOP have varying plans for re-opening, as well as specific protocols for their in-person programming. We will continue to share all updates and details as they become available. At this time, we have the following to share:
CENTER FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD re-opened in University Circle only on June 15th to limited capacity. On August 17th, Early Childhood will begin fall programming at both our University Circle and Ohio City campuses.
Prior to the COVID19 outbreak, we facilitated high quality care and education to each family. That will continue, though our methods and policies may have changed, TMS is still a person first, play based creative arts program. Many “Best Practices” are methods that we have always employed and expected. Cleaning and hand washing will be done more frequently. We do not take the responsibility lightly and will continue to love, teach and nurture your child every day.
Here are the new regulations that shape the routines of the day:
CENTER FOR MUSIC will re-open at both University Circle and Ohio City campuses on September 9th. All Center for Music students and families who wish to return to in-person activities must read and comply with the CFM COVID-19 Student Policies & Procedures document.
CENTER FOR MUSIC THERAPY is conducting individual in-person sessions at our University Circle campus for existing clients only. Remote/online programming is being offered to the general public. Click here for options.
BOP STOP is not open for in-person performances, however, BOP STOP has a robust schedule of live streaming performances which you can view here. BOP STOP is also available to rent for private concerts, recording space, rehearsals, and more. If interested in renting BOP STOP, please email BOP STOP Director, Gabe Pollack, at email@example.com.
AUGUST 3, 2020 UPDATE:
Our Center for Music has released a letter addressing questions regarding the upcoming 2020 - 2021 school year. Click here to read the letter.
JUNE 3, 2020 UPDATE:
Our Center for Early Childhood has updated its Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).
MAY 29, 2020 UPDATE:
In-person programs and services of our three Centers and Bop Stop performance venue at The Music Settlement’s (TMS) facilities remain suspended as follows:
Center for Music: closed through August 30, 2020 (University Circle and Ohio City campuses)
Center for Early Childhood: closed until June 15 (University Circle campus only; Ohio City campus remains closed until further notice)
Center for Music Therapy: closed through at least July 13, 2020
Bop Stop: closed until at least July 10, 2020
Administrative staff is working remotely, however, and available Monday – Friday from 9am to 5pm to answer your questions. Online/remote programming continues.
MAY 28, 2020 UPDATE:
Our Center for Music has released a new Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document, which addresses summer private lessons and our new virtual summer camps. Please refer to their document for answers to your questions.
Click here to learn more information about TMS Virtual Summer Camps. Financial assistance is available to those who qualify.
APRIL 29, 2020 UPDATE:
TMS has extended the closure date of our campuses, as well as the suspension period of our in-person/on-campus programs and services. Programs and services of our Centers for Music and Early Childhood are suspended through the month of May; Center for Music Therapy in-person sessions are currently suspended through May 17th and any changes beyond that date will be shared prior to May 17th; Bop Stop is currently closed through May 27th. Please refer to the updated Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) from each of our Centers and Bop Stop.
APRIL 27, 2020 UPDATE:
Until further details are outlined by Governor DeWine, TMS campuses will remain closed at least through the month of May. Online/remote programming will continue.
APRIL 2, 2020 UPDATE:
In response to the latest COVID-19 update from Governor DeWine extending the stay-at-home order, as well as the K-12 schools and daycare centers closures, TMS has extended our building closure and the suspension of our programs and services through May 1, 2020. Please refer to our updated Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section for Center-specific questions (the right-hand side of this page when viewing from computer or tablet; scroll down when viewing on mobile).
MARCH 25, 2020 UPDATE:
In an effort to address the many questions that have arisen during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have created a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section on our site (the right-hand side of this page when viewing from computer or tablet; scroll down when viewing on mobile). These FAQs have also been emailed to our various constituents. Please contact us if any questions still remain. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we do our best to serve our community.
MARCH 23, 2020 UPDATE:
Click here to view today's letter from TMS President & CEO Geri Presti announcing the latest news stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. The letter provides more details related to our building closure and suspension of all programs and services (currently effective until April 6th for TMS and April 11th for the BOP STOP), as well as our recently instituted remote work plans for administrative staff.
MARCH 13, 2020 UPDATE:
The Music Settlement (TMS) is working around the clock to ensure the health and safety of our customers, employees and community during this current COVID-19 public health concern. We are assessing our policies and practices on an ongoing basis, remaining proactive and thoughtful, most particularly in considering the health and safety of our constituents.
On Thursday, March 12th, Governor DeWine mandated that all K-12 schools in Ohio, both public and private, close for a three-week Spring Break from March 16 - April 3, 2020 to slow the spread of COVID-19. While TMS does not explicitly fall under the state’s order, this precipitates a staffing challenge in Early Childhood to maintain appropriate teacher: student ratios in all classrooms.
Therefore, TMS, with Board approval, has made the difficult but socially responsible decision to close, effective Friday, March 13, 2020 at 7:00pm. At this time, we plan to re-open Monday, April 6th; however, as this is a continuously evolving situation, TMS’s re-opening date may change.
Specific details for each of our Centers and BOP STOP related to this closing are outlined below. Again, this is a continually evolving situation; we will communicate updates as they become available.
Center for Music:
Center for Early Childhood:
Center for Music Therapy
Get the latest updates regarding TMS's status in response to...
Schedule your PERSONAL TOUR (virtual) of our preschool campuses today!...
Funds will support $8.5M capital campaign that includes second campus...