Location 6128 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19144
Phone Number 215-320-2610
Exterior of Settlement's Germantown Branch
Location 6128 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19144
Phone Number 215-320-2610
Welcome to the Germantown Branch

Our Germantown Branch is Settlement’s second oldest site, founded in 1958 by then Executive Director Sol Schoenbach, former principal bassoon of the Philadelphia Orchestra. In addition to Settlement’s original location, the Mary Louise Curtis Branch, Germantown houses Settlement’s nationally recognized Kaleidoscope Preschool Arts Enrichment Program. Committed to furthering Settlement’s more than century-long endeavor to provide quality arts education to the local community it serves, Germantown’s enrollment reflects the families that call our neighborhood home. In addition to private instrumental and voice instruction, Germantown also offers a number of class and ensemble opportunities for students to learn together in a group setting. Germantown is home of the Gleeksman-Kohn Children’s Choir, Rock Band, guitar ensembles, percussion ensembles, and the Benjamin and Carol Auger Contemporary Ensemble. We also offer classes in musicianship, dance, and for children as young as 6 months. As a pillar of the Germantown area for over 60 years, our Germantown Branch is proud to offer opportunities throughout the year to help our local community, including a robust annual food drive as well as an annual book drive.

Branch Hours: 
Monday through Thursday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Branch Staff

Mary Louise Curtis Branch Director Kris Rudzinski
Kris Rudzinski

Branch Director Percussion Music

Germantown Branch Coordinator Mervin Toussaint
Mervin Toussaint

Branch Coordinator

Elizabeth Zuckerman

Senior Student Services Associate

Patrick Magee

Student Services Associate

Anthony Skinner


Dwight Woolford


Meet Our Faculty

At the heart of our programming is our highly credentialed and dedicated faculty. They bring years of professional experience to the classroom, customizing their approach to provide exceptional training for every student.

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