Who We Are
We are welcoming, inclusive, and diverse
Settlement is one of the largest employers of musicians in the region. With over 200 degreed faculty members and arts therapists, a dedicated staff, and an engaged board, our mission is to provide the highest quality instruction in music and the related arts to children and adults.
The settlement team
Staff & Faculty
At the heart of our programming is our highly credentialed and dedicated staff and faculty. They create a nurturing space for all students while refusing to compromise on quality because everyone deserves access to excellent music education.
"Settlement’s faculty is first-rate. Not only are they competent musicians but, more importantly, they care about the development of each of their students as a whole. We have also been blessed by the many players behind the scenes at Settlement—the Branch Directors and Coordinators, the various staff, the receptionists who have and continue to serve us. They are some of the kindest, brightest, hardworking people I have had the privilege of knowing. Many opportunities for music education beyond individual lessons that have opened up for my children through Settlement are the fruits of their hard work." -Philip Dharmawirya
What We Do
We designed our flexible, best-in-class programming in music, dance, and creative arts therapy with our students in mind.
Settlement has served as a community hub and trusted resource for music and the creative arts since 1908.
Our six branches serve the Greater Philadelphia region, ensuring that excellence in arts education is available to all, regardless of location.