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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 child-centered, full, 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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Browse answers to the questions that clients and families ask us most often. If you can't find what you're looking for, contact us. We're here to help!

Do you have a wait list?

Yes, we do have a wait list. People move up on the waiting list based on the date we received their completed intake materials. The length of time a person is on the wait list depends on therapist availability and the prospective client's available schedule. Openings vary throughout the year.

When are your programming periods?

For returning clients, our enrollment period for the full year runs July-June. New clients can enroll at any time.

What's the enrollment process?

The first step is to complete an intake form. Once received, we will contact you to notify you of your placement status. When we have availability and a music therapist has been identified, we will schedule an assessment. At that time, we will request additional financial aid forms or other related reports, such as an IEP, if needed.

I can’t bring my loved one or my group to The Music Settlement. Do you send music therapists out into the community?

All of our music therapists travel to various community outreach partners in the Greater Cleveland/Northeast Ohio area. We focus on serving those in diverse educational, social service, medical, and recreational settings.

We may also be able to provide home-based music therapy adults who have challenges accessing services within the community. Contact the Center for Music Therapy if you are interested in having a music therapist come to your home.

Music therapy is so expensive. We can’t afford it…

Income-based Financial Aid and other funding awards are available to all qualified applicants. We are available to advise and assist you in gaining information and support to finance music therapy services.

I don’t want individual music therapy. I want a music therapy group for my loved one.

We typically offer groups in two ways:

(a) Music therapy groups are built with the needs of specific music therapy clients in mind.

(b) We also offer specialty courses with specific content or outcomes, such as our Saturday Jam and Musical Revue courses.

What information do I need to provide to you?

Please complete an intake form and financial aid form. Any additional documentation will be requested at the time of your assessment.

Do you take medical insurance?

You will need to contact your insurance provider to determine if music therapy is covered in your plan. If it is, we are happy to work with your provider to send assessment and initial treatment plan information.

Do you take any 3rd party reimbursement?

Yes we do! We have a great deal of experience in working with third parties for support of music therapy services. We can provide assistance for individuals and families who wish to apply for third party funding (e.g. Autism Scholarship, various County Boards of Developmental Disabilities, foundations, trusts or other sources of income).

Who can benefit from music therapy?

Children and adults facing a wide range of life’s challenges may be positively impacted by participation in music therapy.

My family member wants to play an instrument. Can you give lessons in music therapy?

Yes, adapted music lessons are often a part of music therapy sessions.

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

Maureen McEnery, Parent

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