Settlement News

Settlement News January 7, 2021
PHL17 visits Settlement for lessons in percussion, dance, and piano

While masked and socially distanced, Khiree Stewart jumped right in for live demo lessons with faculty members Andy Thierauf, Daniella Brown, and Ian Sadock.

Settlement News November 24, 2020
In the Key of Innovation
A free conversation on innovation, hosted by Youngmoo Kim, Professor and Director of Drexel University’s ExCITe Center and featuring Natalie Painchaud, Director of Learning at the global consulting firm Innosight and coauthor of Eat, Sleep, Innovate: How to Make Creativity an Everyday Habit Inside Your Organization, and Settlement CEO Helen Eaton.
Settlement News November 24, 2020
Continuing to grow as a musician though online lessons

Like most students, 17-year-old Emmit Fitzgerald was not too eager to leave behind his everyday routine and partake in his daily activities from his computer.


Settlement News September 29, 2020
Settlement’s Jazz Program Featured on NPR

Settlement was included in NPR’s recent Slingshot Series article “City Scenes: Ensuring Philly’s Next Generation of Jazz Musicians,” which highlights several of the region’s top jazz educators.

Children's Music Workshop, Music Class
Settlement News September 2, 2020
Delivering a weekly dose of joy online

Fridays were very special days for Benjamin this spring. This spunky six year old, who will be starting kindergarten this fall, was enrolled in Settlement Music School’s online Children’s Music Workshop class with faculty member Krysta Fogel on Fridays.

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Settlement News August 19, 2020
Providing a consistent connection online

Lena Sinker has been studying with Andrea Carlson for two years and has experienced major improvements in her self-esteem and self-confidence while learning to read music and play guitar.

online telemusic therapy
Settlement News August 13, 2020
The ‘great joy’ of telemusic therapy

Claire Needleman’s life is rooted in music. She sings all day, has a deep love for oldies, and is known to take home the music trivia contest prize every year at camp.

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Settlement News August 3, 2020
A ‘seamless’ transition to online learning

Omai Harvey doesn’t want to think about what would happen if he couldn’t continue his violin lessons online with Lynne Budnick-Lennon these past few months. When you ask him about it, he gets a little emotional.

Settlement News July 21, 2020
Settlement featured in Philadelphia Magazine’s 2020 “Best of Philly” issue

Settlement Music School’s Kids: Live series is named as one of the Best Virtual Kids’ Classes.