Music

A student plays the drums at the Germantown Branch

Building Skills
for a Lifetime

Learning to play an instrument or sing inspires confidence, encourages persistence and responsibility, and ignites creativity. That’s why we provide instruction for all skill levels, starting with children as young as six months and continuing into adulthood.

“Every time I walk into Settlement Music School, I feel welcomed and at home. Settlement has helped me work towards my goals and given me incredible opportunities to grow as a musician. Getting to work with like-minded, motivated peers and inspiring teachers is an experience I am very thankful for. I feel privileged to be part of the Settlement community.” Vibha Janakiraman, Settlement student

"When I first came Settlement Music School, becoming a professional musician seemed like something from my wildest dreams. But now, six years later, I'm applying to conservatories for a degree in piano performance! Through all the guidance, encouragement, and wonderful opportunities I have received at Settlement, I've gained the confidence to follow my dreams. I can't thank them enough!" Ellie Taylor, Settlement student

Featured Faculty

Our 200+ professional musicians provide instruction in brass, woodwinds, strings, piano, and more—guiding our students as they learn, grow, and perform with confidence.

Settlement Faculty Member
Ilya Ovrutsky

Associate Staff Flute Music

Settlement Faculty Member
Eujin Bodek

Associate Staff Piano, Children's Music Workshop, Suzuki Music

Settlement News June 30, 2022
Settlement Students Take The Stage

This year’s Gloucester County Christian School musical featured several familiar faces to Settlement Music School!

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.

Upcoming
Events

All Branches & Offices Closed
Friday, August 19, 2022 12:00 am
Last Day of Summer Session
Saturday, August 20, 2022 12:00 am