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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Music Instruction

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From children as young as three years old to adults, retirees, and beyond, we help our students achieve their musical goals in a variety of settings.

Young piano duet

A Suzuki piano duo performs at Cleveland State University.

Adult orchestra rehearsal

Our Adult Orchestra is open to musicians of varied skill levels.

Interested in private lessons, small-group lessons, singing, or orchestra opportunities? We have all that and more. The Center for Music is special not only for its experienced teaching faculty and the instrument lessons available, but also for the musical genres, styles, and specialties offered.

  • Our Suzuki program starts children as young as 4 on the path to lifelong musicianship.
  • Jazz at the Music Settlement (J@MS) teaches musicianship to students, plus the theory and history behind this true American art form.
  • Our Rock & Pop Academy covers multiple genres of music and concludes each semester with a live rock concert at a local music venue.
  • Ensemble opportunities help young and mature musicians alike build not only skills but community by playing or singing music with others.
  • Creative Aging programs provide music, movement, and community to adults ages 55+, open to beginners and up.
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Start Your Educational Journey Today and Download Our 2023 - 2024 Course Catalog.

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Cello lesson

Private music instruction provides opportunities for development, growth, and expression.

You are never too young or too old to take music lessons at The Music Settlement. Music keeps us sharp, encourages healthy brain function, and breeds fearlessness. Call 216-428-5806 ext. 100 or register online today and start — or continue! — your musical journey.

Parent choice award 2022 winner

2022 winner
“Best Arts and Music Experience”
"Best Summer Camp/Program"
"Best Daycare/Preschool"

2020 winner
“Best Place for Children to Explore Music”

2019 finalist
“Best Children’s Music Class/Activity”

Best of the east cleveland mag

2015 - 2019 winner
“Best Music Instruction”

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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