Location 3745 Clarendon Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19114
Phone Number 215-320-2620
The auditorium of the Kardon-Northeast Branch.
Location 3745 Clarendon Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19114
Phone Number 215-320-2620


Welcome to the Kardon-Northeast Branch

Our Kardon-Northeast (KNE) branch serves a diverse community within Northeast Philadelphia and is the main hub of Settlement Music School’s arts therapy program.  Partnering with many off-site local institutions and facilities, the Branch strives to meet the various needs of our students with programs such as early childhood music classes to a variety of senior offerings. Take a look at KNE’s hallways on any given Saturday and you will see, hear, and experience a robust, active and family-friendly environment, from ballet rehearsal to Children’s Music Workshop programs and private lessons. There is a place for everyone at our Kardon-Northeast Branch!

Branch Hours: 
Monday through Thursday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. 
Saturday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 


Meet the
Branch Staff

At the heart of our programming is our highly credentialed and dedicated staff and faculty. They bring years of professional experience to Settlement and strive to provide each student with exceptional training and support.

Branch Director Matthew Clayton
Matthew Clayton

Branch Director

Kardon-Northeast Branch Coordinator Denise Pride
Denise Pride

Senior Coordinator

Colleen Decker

Student Services Assistant

Christen Giancaterino

Student Services Assistant

Timothy Coates


Joseph Giordano


Settlement News September 10, 2021
Settlement launches ‘Artful Community’ for adults affected by paralysis

Settlement’s Kardon Center for Arts Therapy is bringing together individuals affected by paralysis as a result of a brain or spinal cord injury for in-person and virtual art therapy sessions.

Dance/Movement Therapist Daniella Brown
Settlement News February 26, 2021
Settlement Launches New Four-Week Kids Movement Program

Settlement Music School is now offering Creative Release, a four-week children’s online movement class, facilitated by trained dance/movement therapist, Daniella Brown.


Performance Hour
Saturday, April 01, 2023 10:00 am Kardon-Northeast Branch 3745 Clarendon Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19114
Philadelphia’s Jazz Greats at Settlement Music School
Saturday, April 15, 2023 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Kardon-Northeast Branch 3745 Clarendon Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19114

On April 15th, in the auditorium of the Kardon-Northeast Branch, Philly Celebrates Jazz and the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy presents Philadelphia’s Jazz Greats at Settlement Music School. The event, which will be held from 1:30-3:30pm, will feature a concert by Settlement Music School Jazz faculty and vibraphonist Tony Miceli and his trio. The event is free, and will kick off with a pre-concert workshop with the artists.  Come to the Kardon-Northeast Branch and celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month with us!