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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STEAM Saturdays

STEAM Saturdays

The Music Settlement is committed to bringing STEAM education to the Cleveland community. STEAM sessions offer themed learning experiences led by our Science Specialist, Mrs. Jesse Hattier. Curated for ages 3-8 years old with an accompanied parent or adult present.


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The Music Settlement (TMS) is a century-old community music school forged out of the Settlement Movement as a way to welcome immigrants to Cleveland and unite them through the common language of music. Since our founding in 1912, we have grown from our foundation of music instruction to also offering early childhood education and music therapy services.

In 1955, we began offering arts-integrated early childhood education at our University Circle Campus. Focused on children from 3-weeks through 6 years-of-age, our Center for Early Childhood provides a warm and nurturing environment that encourages natural curiosity, collaboration, exploration and discovery.

In 2018, we opened our Ohio City campus, bridging east and west side neighborhoods to offer our programming to all - regardless of background or ability to pay. Today, our half-day Preschool, year-round Day School and full-day Kindergarten offerings provide diverse, multicultural experiences through discussion, music, stories, cooking, art, science and many other sensory experiences.

Our early childhood programs have earned the highest rating of five stars in the State of Ohio's Step Up to Quality initiative for exceeding quality benchmarks over and above Ohio's licensing standards for early childhood programs. Our dedicated staff and faculty are continually looking for innovative ways to teach and inspire our students through enriching educational experiences. As a community music and education nonprofit with a robust science program currently run at both campuses, we were driven to bring something bigger to surrounding neighborhoods that would advance STEAM in youth education, promote family engagement, and most importantly, positively impact all members of our community.

STEAM at the Settlement

A curriculum built to stimulate students' minds, cultivating the sense of curiosity and eagerness to enhance their knowledge, all while enriching and empowering a new generation. In an ever-changing, increasingly complex world, STEAM education - science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics - teaches our leaders of tomorrow to brainstorm innovative solutions to challenges or problems. This includes hands-on experiences to teach children the important concepts that will help position them for future success. 

Benefits of STEAM Education

  • Social and emotional development
  • Fosters initiative, creativity, engagement and persistence
  • Physical well-being and motor development
  • Cognition and general knowledge including science inquiry and application
  • Language and literacy development including listening and speaking
  • Sparks imagination and creativity through the arts
[I support TMS] to strengthen some of the better, higher aspects of life.

Anonymous, 2021 Donor

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