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 March 20, 2023
Coming Up! Settlement’s Annual Concert – April 1 at 7 p.m.

Join us Saturday April 1, for a free concert of performances featuring outstanding young musicians from across all of Settlement’s branches.

Settlement News March 20, 2023
March Branch Newsletters

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Settlement News February 9, 2023
Faculty Spotlight: McEwen Walters Awarded Steinway Top Teacher Award

We are thrilled to share the news that Mr. Walters is an official recipient of the Steinway Top Teacher Award!


Performance Hour
Saturday, March 25, 2023 10:00 am Germantown Branch 6128 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia , PA 19144
PMAY Community Event: Richard Antoine White aka RAWTuba
Friday, March 31, 2023 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Mary Louise Curtis Branch 416 Queen St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147

PMAY Artists’ Initiative, in collaboration with WRTI-FM is delighted to present tubist and author, Dr. Richard Antoine White, and his brother, rapper William White, in Philadelphia for a performance and talk at our Mary Louise Curtis Branch.