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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Capital Campaign

$7,165,486 of $8,500,000

Capital Campaign

The Music Settlement (TMS) is a centuries-old community music school forged out of the Settlement movement with the goal of bringing the rich and the poor of society together in both physical proximity and social interconnectedness. Built on the ideals of inclusiveness and opportunity for all using music as the common language, TMS has grown from its foundation of music instruction (1912) to also offering early childhood education (1955) and music therapy (1966) services.

Ambitious Course from Our Past to Our Future

As we began our organization’s second century, the Board and staff of The Music Settlement charted an ambitious course that would bridge the accomplished past to the possibilities of the future. Building upon the foundation of renowned, high quality programs and faculty and a century of serving families across Northeast Ohio, a series of investments in capital facilities is now underway.

These investments will provide innovative new spaces for music-based education, music therapy, early childhood education and performances. Signature among these plans are the enhanced classrooms and public areas in University Circle and a new campus in Ohio City in close proximity to the BOP STOP.

The Power of Philanthropy

As it has been throughout our long history, it will again be the power of our donors that makes the extraordinary possible. The planned capital investments are only possible through private fundraising, so the time for your generous philanthropy is now. Our plans are in place, and our new leadership is energized and forward-focused.

Thank you for doing your part to positively enhance lives through the universal

What Your Gift Supports

Our historic campus in Cleveland's east side University Circle neighborhood consists of five buildings across a 56,000 square foot campus at 11125 Magnolia Drive. At the heart of this campus is the 1910 Burke Mansion, the former home of Edmund Stevenson Burke, director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland from 1933-1938. In 2018, we expanded our mission with the construction of a second campus in Cleveland's near west side Ohio City neighborhood. Housed within the mixed-use residential project The Quarter on the corner of W. 25th Street and Detroit Avenue, TMS' 19,000 square foot space is located on the first floor.

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