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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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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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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 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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About Rock & Pop Academy

About Rock & Pop Academy

The Rock & Pop Academy is a modern ensemble that encompasses a wide variety of styles and eras of popular music.

Teen rock musicians

Each semester ends with a high-energy performance of the music worked on in the weekly rehearsals. Students will not only increase their confidence and musicianship, but will also learn how songs are constructed, the music theory that makes the songs work, and the history behind the music. Much of the music is learned by ear: students are not required to know how to read music to join, but emphasis will be put on learning to read music and becoming more knowledgeable young musicians.

Prerequisites: Must have your own instrument and be able to tune it. Guitarists (electric guitars preferred) must know open chords. Keyboard players should know major and minor root position chords. Drummers and bass players should know basic grooves.

For more great videos, visit our YouTube channel and watch the Rock & Pop Academy playlist.

For more information about Rock & Pop Academy, please contact:

Center for Music

Now is the time to ROCK! Merit scholarships, generous financial aid, and hardship assistance are available to those who qualify. For more information, call (216) 421-5806 ext. 100.


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