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.

Learn More

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!

Learn More

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.

Learn More

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.

Learn More



TMS is a unique, legacy arts and culture organization – one of only a few that exists in Cleveland’s east and west sides – serving individuals of all ages.

Founded in 1912, our purpose was to provide music lessons to children and adults, many of whom were first generation immigrants, to help them become contributing citizens of their new country. Realizing that music could also impact the educational and health needs of the people of Greater Cleveland, we later added two divisions. The Center for Early Childhood (1955) develops school readiness skills by immersing young children in the arts and helps them learn the basic elements of music. The Center for Music Therapy (1966) uses music as an intervention tool to address developmental, cognitive, physical, social-emotional, and health issues for people with special needs. We offer private and group lessons, classes, and therapy sessions at our University Circle and Ohio City locations.

Historical tms1959
Historical kulashouse1959

The Music Settlement - Then and Now
TMS' Burke Mansion (1959), Kulas House (1959), TMS University Circle campus (present day), Ohio City campus (present day)


Sign Up

Get email updates from The Music Settlement

Share This Page