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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Welcome Packet

Welcome Packet

Welcome to the Center for Music!  We're so happy to have you here with us at The Music Settlement ("TMS").  This page will give you the basic information you need to get started as a Center for Music ("CFM") student.  If you have any questions, don't hesitate to let us know.

Arrival & Navigating Our Campuses

Whether you are studying with us at our modern campus in Ohio City or our historic in University Circle, here are the tools you need to help you find your way around.  Click on the pictures below to download maps for parking and to locate your studio when you arrive to campus.

TMS Ohio City
2610 Detroit Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44113


TMS University Circle
11125 Magnolia Drive
Cleveland, OH 44106


Door Codes

Upon enrollment, your family will be assigned a unique door code.  The door code is programmed according to your enrollment(s) and permits you access to specific buildings on one (or both) of our campuses.  Simply enter your code on the keypad, followed by the # sign.

You will receive your door code in an email from our Enrollment & Customer Service ("ECS") office prior to your first day.  Be sure to save it so you don't forget it!

To ensure safety on our campuses, please don't share your door code or hold the door open for someone you do not know.

In the event you forget your door code, contact ECS and they will provide it to you.  If you forget your code outside of ECS office hours, stop by the Security Desk in University Circle or contact your teacher if you study at Ohio City.  Be sure to contact ECS the next day so they can give you your code again.

Pdk uc

University Circle keypad for Burke Mansion

Pdk oc

Ohio City and Kulas House keypad

All About ECS


Peter Quigley, Senior Registrar
TMS Alumnus


Melina Taylor, Registrar
TMS Alumnus


Ben Webster, Registrar

Our Enrollment & Customer Service (ECS) office is ready and available to assist you!  Located in the Atrium of the Burke Mansion at University Circle, our dedicated team serves both of our campuses, assisting with a wide variety of tasks, including...

  • Registrations
    • Discounts
    • Merit Scholarships
    • Financial Aid
    • Hardship Assistance
  • Bill Payments
  • Account Adjustments
  • Building Access and Door Codes
  • Upcoming Events
  • Facility Rentals
  • Lost & Found

If you have a TMS question, ECS has the answer!  Stop by and say hi the next time you're on campus.  We can't wait to meet you!

ECS Office Hours
Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

P: 216-421-5806 ext. 100

What is ACTIVE?

ACTIVE is the software system TMS uses to manage registrations and enrollments.  If multiple members of your family are enrolled at TMS, even across different Centers, you can manage all of your information from one ACTIVE account.

Through your online ACTIVE account, you/your family can:

  • Register for ensembles, group classes, and summer camps*
  • Pay your bills
  • View your TMS schedule
  • Download and print past receipts

*Please note: Private lessons, trial lessons, and the Suzuki Program cannot be scheduled online.

To request online access to your ACTIVE account, contact ECS.


Policies & Procedures

By registering for any of our offerings, you have agreed to agree to abide by all policies and procedures set forth by The Music Settlement.  You can find a link to them on the bottom of all TMS receipts, or click the link below.

View Our Policies & Procedures

Savings at the Settlement

Through the generosity of our donors, TMS is able to offer multiple forms of tuition assistance -- including merit- and need-based programs.  Best of all, you can combine all of these programs!  See all the ways you can save on your TMS tuition!



Seniors (60+), siblings, and multiple registrations in a household receive 10% off the least expensive enrollment~.  Discounts must be requested at registration.  Contact ECS to request your discount.  (Discounts cannot be applied retroactively. One discount per family per fiscal year.)

Merit Scholarships

Current TMS students in the Center for Music are eligible to audition each winter for merit scholarship(s) for the upcoming school year.  Students must meet minimum skill requirements in order to qualify.  Merit scholarships can cover up to 50% of course enrollment.


Financial Aid

Need-based financial aid is calculated based on your annual household income and the number of dependents in your home.  Households that qualify receive up to 70%* off their tuition each fiscal year, up to the family max^.  Families must reapply for financial aid each school year.


Hardship is available for households experiencing extenuating life circumstances, such as job loss or high medical expenses.  This short-term support is available for up to two consecutive years.  Households must reapply for hardship each school year.


Learn More about Our Savings Programs

~10% discount cannot be taken off programming in TMS Center for Early Childhood.
*Percentage rate applies only to TMS Center for Music.  Each Center at TMS has its own rubric and rates vary.
^Family max of $3,500 per fiscal year in combined financial aid and hardship, cumulative between Centers at TMS.


Looking for more information about the Center for Music at TMS?  Check out our Resources page for details, including:

  • School year calendars
  • How to sign up for recitals
  • Instrument rentals
  • Music Notes, our monthly Center for Music newsletter
  • ...and more!

On behalf of the entire Center for Music team, welcome to The Music Settlement!  We're delighted to join you on your musical journey.  If you need assistance, please do not hesitate to ask.  We look forward to meeting you soon.


Nikki Claverie
Center for Music


Linda Allen
Administrative Assistant
Center for Music

The Music Settlement has been, and continues to be, an anchor for my family.

Maureen McEnery, Parent

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