Settlement News

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.


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
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.

online music lessons
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
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.

online music lessons
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.

Leonard Mellman
News July 16, 2020
Leonard Mellman Remembered

Settlement remembers Leonard Mellman, an alumnus, friend, and supporter of many years.

News June 24, 2020
Helen Eaton receives Americans for the Arts’ Annual Leadership Award

Helen Eaton, Chief Executive Officer of Settlement Music School, has received one of the highest honors in her field with the 2020 Arts Education Award.