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 2023

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 three trial lessons to make sure the fit is right before further commitment. We can 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 also available to those who qualify.

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Now Enrolling for Summer 2023

June 26, 2023 - August 26, 2023

Spend your summer at the Settlement and enroll in private music lessons.  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, 2023.  Ask about automatic payments.

There are three ways to register:

1. Online

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Traditional Lessons

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2. By Phone

Call our Enrollment & Customer Service office at 216-421-5806 ext. 100 to register and make your down payment. (Our office is open Monday - Friday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.)

3. In Person

Visit our University Circle campus during normal office hours (Monday - Friday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm) to register and make your down payment in person.


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

Summer 2023:

$31.00 / 30-minute lesson
$46.50 / 45-minute lesson
$62.00 / 60-minute lesson

2023 - 2024 School Year:

$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)

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
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.

*As of January 3, 2022, proof of full COVID-19 vaccination is required in order to participate in private in-person flute or voice lessons. For more information, please visit our COVID-19 page.

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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Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything."

Plato, philosopher

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