Our goal is to create the program that best supports your goals and vision.
Our community partnership programs are built upon strong working relationships with the leadership and, when available, music staff onsite at our partner organizations. Ensuring expertly tailored in-person and virtual programs for our partners, Settlement’s administrators are adept and experienced at assessing our partners’ needs and then designing programs in collaboration with key organizational stakeholders.
To serve an elementary school that wants to provide pro-social, confidence and grit-building experiences for its students, we may implement an engaging ensemble-learning experience with a band, orchestra, or choir. These types of performing groups support a positive school culture and instill a lasting sense of pride in participants. Additionally, we have a history of successful partnerships where we have responded to specialized interests and very specific needs with classes like Music Technology, Jazz Improvisation, Chamber Music, and Hip Hop Dance. Our extraordinary early childhood teachers work closely with preschools and daycares to provide first exposure general music instruction, as well as serving as teacher trainers. Our team of creative arts therapists work with a wide variety of special needs populations to improve their lives.
Of course, we have faculty who specialize in -and take great joy in working with- adults. Some of our most popular adult programs include choirs and orchestras, as well as classes offered at private companies, social clubs, and retirement communities. We welcome the opportunity to speak with you about the specific needs of your institution and how our dedicated faculty and outstanding resources can help you achieve your goals.
Examples of Settlement’s virtual partnership offerings
Settlement Music School recently partnered with Hearing First to offer virtual music education classes for children who are deaf or hard of hearing across the globe. The learning experience provided parents and professionals an overview of the role that music plays in the listening and spoken language development of children with hearing loss. Through this partnership, Settlement hosted a “Discovering and Exploring Musical Play” webinar and subsequent classes in the Spring and Summer of 2020.
Music Production with Smartphones
Offered in partnership with Drexel University’s Young Dragon program, Settlement faculty members taught students how to make beats and songs using only their phones. These classes showed students how to create drum tracks, manipulate sounds, export songs to share, and more, all on their phones.
Summer Movement and Percussion Classes for KIPP Public Charter Schools
Settlement provided live and pre-recorded online movement and percussion classes on a weekly basis to KIPP students between the ages of 6 and 10.