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 November 23, 2022
Thank You to our Settlement Family

A message of thanks to our whole Settlement family from Settlement Music School CEO, Helen Eaton.

Alumni November 21, 2022
Three Alumni Making Big Waves!

This past summer, we heard amazing news from three of our alumni, Na’Zir McFadden, Robyn Bollinger, and Michael Casimir.

Settlement News November 14, 2022
Lakay – New Album from Settlement’s Mervin Toussaint

Settlement Music School Germantown Branch Coordinator, and former Settlement woodwind faculty, Mervin Toussaint, has released his new full length album, Lakay!

Upcoming
Events

Performance Hour
Saturday, December 03, 2022 10:00 am Wynnefield Branch 4910 Wynnefield Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Performance Hour
Saturday, December 03, 2022 10:00 am Kardon-Northeast Branch 3745 Clarendon Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19114