Music

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 January 4, 2024
Spotlight on Settlement Music Online and Faculty Member Scott Coulter

Learn more about faculty member Scott Coulter and his experience at Settlement Music Online!

Settlement News November 20, 2023
Nathanael Barlow Heads to Finals at The Apollo! (Q&A)

We talked with Nathanael about this incredible experience and the journey that brought him to the Apollo!

Settlement News November 10, 2023
Election Day at Settlement

Settlement Music School was featured in Election Day coverage on WHYY and NBC Philadelphia!