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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Suzuki at The Music Settlement

Suzuki at The Music Settlement

The highly respected Suzuki Method of music instruction is built on the philosophy that children can learn to play an instrument in the same way that they learn to speak: through listening, imitation, and repetition, in a nurturing-yet-challenging environment.

“Beautiful tone, beautiful heart...”

Suzuki learning fosters cooperation, discipline, and excellence through the joy of making music. Emphasis is placed on developing each child’s character through the study of music and nurturing noble human beings.


"They're rarely too young....and never too old"

Children as young at 4 can begin in The Music Settlement's Suzuki program by enrolling in our Intro to Suzuki course. Designed for children ages 4-6, our Intro to Suzuki course is both a parent education and musical enrichment course which serves as a prerequisite for Suzuki instruction at TMS.

New to the Suzuki Method and want to learn more?
Visit our Prospective Suzuki Students page and enroll in our Intro to Suzuki course.

Are you a current Suzuki student? 
Visit our Current Suzuki Students page to access important information.

"Musical ability is not an inborn talent but an ability which can be developed. Any child who is properly trained can develop musical ability, just as all children develop the ability to speak their mother tongue. The potential of every child is unlimited."

Suzuki Program Tuition Rates*

Suzuki Program (Year 1):

Tuition for the First Year Suzuki Program includes weekly private lessons and Musicianship class. Students wishing to take longer lessons will pay the Suzuki Program (Year 2 and Above) prices listed below, but will only participate in Musicianship class. (First Year Suzuki Program is for beginning Suzuki students only. Not applicable to transfer students.)

$1,300.50 / 30-minute lessons (34 weeks)

A non-refundable $35 registration fee is required annually per student, up to $50 max per family.

Suzuki Program (Year 2 and Above):

Tuition for the Suzuki Program includes weekly private lessons and two group classes -- instrumental and theory / Dalcroze. Rate varies by length of private lessons.

$1,377.00 / Program with 30-minute lessons (34 weeks)
$1,887.00 / Program with 45-minute lessons (34 weeks)
$2,550.00 / Program with 60-minute lessons (34 weeks)

Suzuki Summer Lessons:

$36.00 / 30-minute Suzuki lesson
$49.50 / 45-minute Suzuki lesson
$67.00 / 60-minute Suzuki lesson

*These are the Suzuki Department rates. Traditional students, please visit our Private Lessons page to register for traditional 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 lessons, or short-term courses less than 10 weeks.)

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.

The Music Settlement is a special place where anyone who is interested will be surrounded by the warmth, care and training excellence they need to make their music-making dreams come true.

, Betsey O.

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