Our Willow Grove Branch is housed in our most modern facility and boasts many chamber ensemble program offerings along with a thriving Adult Chamber Music program. Serving a fast-growing diverse population of students of all ages in Montgomery County as well as Bucks, Philadelphia and other neighboring areas, the Willow Grove Branch strives to support the programs already in place in local school districts, supplementing and partnering with local schools and organizations. On a typical afternoon and evening in Willow Grove, you will meet hard-working families who have all their children in multiple lessons and programs at the Branch. From the sounds of the choir on a Monday afternoon to the rhythms of the Jazz Ensemble in the evening, you will find dedicated parents and faculty who want to give the best musical and social experience to their children. Our families want a place they can be guaranteed a high quality experience for their music education and they get it at Willow Grove! Our faculty is diverse in interest and experience – many of them have been with Settlement for 30 or more years!
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.
"An incredible group of faculty teach here—from many of the faculty who have been here for over 40 years to the newer teachers, our focus is on the families. We care deeply about education without boundaries - access to all is of great priority. We want everyone to walk into the Branch and take a deep breath - this is a safe place where you can learn from each other, become a better musician, and know you are part of a family - the Settlement family."
Kathleen Krull, Branch Director