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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Smoothe Transitions @ BOP STOP

April 9 from 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Smoothe Transitions @ BOP STOP

Smoky. Reminiscence of ambers still omitting sparks, after the fire has almost been extinguished. Sleek. With sharper lines than any world renowned fashion designer could conceive. Chic and versatile. The combining of characteristics that make music so memorable, it demands an instant replay, of all the notes. Smoothe Transition blends its repertoire of various styles of jazz into a package, suitable for a rainy night of listening or one while relaxing on a pristine beach of white sand -- in the tropics.

Group leader and pianist Dave Thomas, a longtime veteran of the Cleveland jazz scene, knows how to punctuate every note for ultimate effect. Saxophonists Chris Burge and John Watkins are classic showmen. They have carefully studied their craft as though they were mathematicians looking for the final decimal point. Trumpeter Dwayne Freed can boom or kill the audience with quiet, elongated riffs on his instrument. Vocalist Myisha Godfrey and drummer Sunceray (Sunny) Tabler are rising stars capable of being out front as they keep the flow ever so captivating. Mixing in his electric bass sound is Tony Deadwiley, a magician, who can cause thunderous sounds, to emote as he quickly and deftly runs his fingers across his bass in whirling motions.

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