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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Jazz at The Music Settlement

Jazz at The Music Settlement

Jazz at The Music Settlement

Jazz at The Music Settlement (J@MS), our nationally acclaimed Jazz program, is a weekly half-day program for Northeast Ohio students ages 10 - 18.

Students in our J@MS Program develop their skills and knowledge while learning how to perform a wide range of different styles within Jazz music. The Program includes History of African American Music, Jazz Theory and Improvisation, Instrument Technique Classes, Small Combos, and Large Ensembles (Big Bands). J@MS students build camaraderie as they learn from our esteemed, professional faculty -- all prominent musicians and educators throughout Northeast Ohio.

The J@MS big bands explore a range of advanced and challenging material written for large ensembles. J@MS small combos allow students to experience what it’s like to play in an interactive, professional group. J@MS groups ensembles are often selected to perform in adjudicated events, workshops, concerts, and community events throughout the year, gaining valuable performing experience in a high-level context. The upper echelon of J@MS comprise The Dameron Institute, named after Cleveland native Tadd Dameron, a notable 20th century American composer.

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For more great videos, visit our YouTube channel and watch the J@MS playlist.

J@MS and The Berklee City Music Network

Our J@MS program is proud to be a partner of the Berklee City Music Network. Throughout the duration of this widely acclaimed program, the Berklee City Music Network has generously given more than $110,000 in scholarship funds for students at The Music Settlement to attend the 5-week summer program. Our partnership with the Berklee City Music Network and the Berklee College of Music has yielded approximately $1,378,800 in scholarship funds for students of The Music Settlement to attend the summer program and the college.

Click here to read testimonials of students who have been impacted by our Berklee connection.


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I can’t think of anything that gives me more hope for our world than seeing a diverse group of young people come together to make music.

Jessica R., Parent

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