We are continuing to provide our programs online while bringing more students back in person. We plan to be fully open for in-person instruction for all instruments, classes, and ensembles in September. Click here for more information.
Private lessons are offered at all levels in keyboard, string, brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments, as well as voice, composition, and music theory. Students may begin lessons at any time throughout the year.
Settlement requires students to have an instrument for study and, in limited circumstances, may be able to assist students in acquiring instruments on loan.
Our individual instruments available for adults: Piano, Strings, Brass, Woodwind, Percussion, Voice, Guitar
As a student of Settlement, you have unlimited access to free Settlement masterclasses and concerts, in addition to a variety of performance opportunities throughout the year.
We understand that everyone comes to Settlement at different experience levels and stages of life. That’s why we connect with you one-on-one right at the start, so we can make sure to find the right match for you.
"Settlement Music School is a jewel of a resource for adult students! Their wonderful and caring teachers and staff have helped me restart my cello lessons, which had been neglected over the years. The neighborhood location in Germantown allowed me to meet new friends and fellow students, and continues to provide a sense of community and a wealth of encouragement! I couldn't be happier with my experience at Settlement and the enjoyment this renewed connection to music brings to me and my family."
Diana Woodward, Settlement student
At Settlement, we welcome all ages, instruments, skill levels, and
ambitions. Wherever you may find yourself on your creative journey,
we are here to support your success every step of the way.