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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Private Lessons

Private Lessons

Now Enrolling for Summer 2024

Our private music lessons - repeatedly voted Best of the East by Cleveland Magazine - are individually tailored for each student and build skills in a variety of musical genres from classical to Jazz, rock & pop to folk.

TMS offers year-round, open enrollment for students of any skill level, ages 4 and up, wanting to take private lessons. There is no upper age limit, so it's never too late to learn!

Not sure you're ready? Sign up for a trial! New students may book up to four trial lessons to make sure the fit is right before further commitment. We will match you with a teacher best-suited to help you reach your musical goals. Call 216-421-5806 ext. 100 for details. Generous financial aid and hardship assistance are available to those who qualify. We also offer discounts for seniors, siblings, and multiple registrations.  (One discount per family per fiscal year.)  Established students who meet requirements are also eligible to audition annually for merit scholarships.

New Students

If you are new to The Music Settlement or are starting a new instrument, fill out our Private Lesson Request Form to get started today!

Private Lesson Request Form

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Now Enrolling for Summer

June 24, 2024 - August 24, 2024

Lesson times are available on a first come, first served basis at both of our campuses.

A $100 down payment is required at enrollment with the remaining balance due on or before July 1, 2024. Ask about automatic payments.

There are three ways to register for private summer lessons:

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1. Online

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Suzuki students, click here to register for Suzuki summer lessons.

2. By Phone

Call our Enrollment & Customer Service office at 216-421-5806 ext. 100 to register and make your down payment.

3. In Person

Visit our University Circle campus during normal office hours to register and make your down payment.


These are the tuition rates for traditional private lessons* at The Music Settlement:

2023 - 2024 School Year & Summer 2024:

$33.00 / 30-minute lesson
$49.50 / 45-minute lesson
$66.00 / 60-minute lesson

*These are the non-Suzuki Department rates. Returning Suzuki students, please visit our Suzuki page to register for Suzuki lessons.


$10.50 / 30-minutes (Required for most voice lessons and occasionally for instrumental lessons)

Registration Fee:

A non-refundable $35 registration fee is required annually per student, up to $50 max per family.  (Fee does not apply to summer camps, summer lesson, or short-term courses less than 10 weeks.)

Private Lessons Offered:

The Music Settlement offers private lessons for all band and orchestral instruments, voice, and many rock and folk instruments including:

Drum Set
Electric Bass Guitar
Electric Guitar
Flute (Classical/Beatbox)
French Horn

Guitar (Acoustic/Classical)
Harp (Grand, Folk/Lever)
Music Composition
Music Theory

Upright Bass
Voice (ages 12+)

Don't see your instrument listed? Call us today at 216-421-5806 ext. 180 to discuss your needs with our team.

Remote & Online Private Lessons

If you live outside the Greater Cleveland area or cannot find time to come to campus for lessons, click here to learn more about our virtual private lessons. 


Request Private Lessons

Ready to get started with private lessons?  Click below to complete our request form.  With a little more information about your interests and availability, we will be able to find the best instructor for you!

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All you want for your child is to find something they are passionate about and he has found music, due in large part to The Music Settlement.

Kate Stuart, Parent

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