BOP STOP at The Music Settlement is Cleveland's premier listening room: an intimate, acoustically pristine performance venue with sweeping views of Lake Erie.
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.
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!
Lesson times are available on a first come, first served basis at both of our campuses.
A $200 down payment is required at enrollment with the remaining balance placed on a six-month payment plan. Ask about automatic payments.
There are two ways to register for private lessons:
Call our Enrollment & Customer Service office at 216-421-5806 ext. 100 to register and make your down payment.
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:
$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)
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.)
The Music Settlement offers private lessons for all band and orchestral instruments, voice, and many rock and folk instruments including:
Electric Bass Guitar
Harp (Grand, Folk/Lever)
Voice (ages 12+)
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!