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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Enrollment & Aid

Enrollment & Aid

Applications Now Available for the 2023 - 2024 School Year!

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Families interested in Arts for the Young offerings may enroll here.
Returning families: Log in here.

Due to licensing requirements, enrollment eligibility is as follows:

  • 2-Day Morning Preschool must turn 3-years-old by December 31 of the year they begin programming.
  • 2-Day or 3-Day Morning Preschool must turn 3-years-old by September 30 of the year they begin programming.
  • 4-Day or 5-Day Morning Preschool must turn 4-years-old by September 30 of the year they begin programming.
  • Kindergarten must turn 5-years-old by September 30 of the year they begin programming.

All incoming Center for Early Childhood students must have achieved toilet mastery.

New-to-the-Settlement Preschool and Kindergarten families begin the admissions process by creating a new online registration account and visiting our campus for parent & child visit.

You can reach us with any questions you might have after reading our FAQs. Thanks and we look forward to meeting you!


 Tuition Overview 2023-2024

For information on financial aid or hardship assistance, please contact us at 216-421-5806 ext. 160

Financial Aid & Hardship

Financial aid and hardship assistance are available to those who qualify. Financial aid is calculated based on federal poverty guidelines. Hardship is determined based on extenuating life circumstances (e.g., job loss, medical expenses).

Those interested in applying for financial aid and/or hardship may complete and submit an application. 

Financial Aid Application Hardship Aid Application


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Contact Our Center for Early Childhood

Contact Our Center for Early Childhood

We would be happy to answer your questions.

This wonderful group of educators, administrators, and supporters give the gift of music to students - of all ages - through lessons and performances. Lives are enriched as students and audiences experience the joys of learning and sharing music.

Sally Miller, CFM Student

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