Named a National Top 10 Music Organization
Charity Navigator named Settlement Music School one of the top ten organizations in the nation, working to preserve and expand music education and access to the musical arts.
“Settlement educated me on piano and so much more: how to listen, how to cultivate a mentor, responsibility, culture, and the relationship between what I give and what I get in my individual pursuits. Settlement helped me become the artist, community member, and leader that I am today.” Quiara Alegría Hudes, Settlement alumna and Pullitzer Prize-winning playwright
Your Pathway to Music
We offer individual instruction, classes, ensembles, and performance opportunities for more than 20 instruments, so students can customize their experience according to skill level, individual interests, and goals.
Join our vibrant community of adult musicians, whether you are a beginner or a seasoned veteran.
Kids & Teens
Students are encouraged to learn, grow, and advance in their chosen instruments from ages 9-18.Learn More
Our youngest students learn through play, movement, and music fundamentals— from 6 months to 8 years.Learn More
We designed our flexible, best-in-class programming in music, dance, and creative arts therapy with our students in mind. Regardless of age, background, ability, or economic circumstances, there is a place for you at Settlement.
PMAY Community Event: Richard Antoine White aka RAWTuba
PMAY Artists’ Initiative, in collaboration with WRTI-FM is delighted to present tubist and author, Dr. Richard Antoine White, and his brother, rapper William White, in Philadelphia for a performance and talk at our Mary Louise Curtis Branch.
Coming Up! Settlement’s Annual Concert – April 1 at 7 p.m.
Join us Saturday April 1, for a free concert of performances featuring outstanding young musicians from across all of Settlement’s branches.
March Branch Newsletters
February newsletters are here! Click to see your Branch’s newsletter or sign up to have it sent directly to your email.
Faculty Spotlight: McEwen Walters Awarded Steinway Top Teacher Award
We are thrilled to share the news that Mr. Walters is an official recipient of the Steinway Top Teacher Award!