Online Music and Dance Lessons
Individual music lessons are offered at all levels in keyboard, string, brass, woodwinds, and percussion instruments, as well as voice, composition, music theory, and music production. For a full list of instruments, please visit our Instruments page. We also offer individual instruction in dance.
Students may begin online lessons at any time throughout the year. Weekly lessons may be 30, 45, or 60 minutes in length as appropriate for age (see starting age list below) and length of study.
We are currently waiving our $55 registration fee for new students interested in our online lessons.
30-minute lesson: $41.50
45-minute lesson: $62.25
60-minute lesson: $83.00
Financial Aid is available to all students through completion of high school (through age 21 for voice students).
At the time of registration, payment for the final three lessons of the school year is due. This non-refundable deposit, which we call Credit Lessons, is asked for in advance to hold your place in the schedule for the duration of the school year (September through June), even for adult students.
Credit Lessons Fee Due at Registration
Three-lesson deposit saved for final three lessons in June
30-minute lessons: $121.50
45-minute lessons: $182.25
60-minute lessons: $243.00
Tuition payments can be made in advance, for as many lessons as you would like, or after each lesson via PayPal online payment or by phone. You do not need a PayPal account to pay online.
If you are age 65 or above, you are eligible for an older adult discount for lessons before 2 p.m.
Absences and Make-up Lessons
If a student is absent, you will still be charged for the missed lesson – however, the student will be entitled to a make-up lesson after submitting a make-up request. Qualifying circumstances for make-ups are student illness, a required school activity, a death in the family or a religious activity. Students are limited to three make-ups per year and requests must be submitted within 30 days of the absence.
Starting Ages for Individual Lessons
Age 4 – Suzuki Piano, Pre-Ballet, Cello (Parent attendance required for lesson)
Age 5 – Piano – Traditional and Jazz
Age 6 – Violin, Viola and Guitar
Age 7 – Cello, Trumpet, French Horn, Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute
Age 8 – Double Bass, Percussion
Ages 13-14 – Voice (age 13 by audition) and Music Production
Online Musicianship Classes
Online Musicianship is back for the 22-23 season! Join Settlement faculty member Beth Benson for online study of music notation, scales, intervals, triads, musical terminology, transposition, harmony, and counterpoint. The class will run in the fall, with opportunity to continue into December and onward if there is interest.
Teen Beginners I
Thursdays, 4:30 p.m. -5:30 p.m.
December 1 – February 16 (Ten week session, OFF on Thursday December 15th and Thursday, December 29th)
Course topics include music clefs, notation, time signatures, terminology, and major scales and key signatures. Beginning ear training is introduced.
Teen Beginners II
Mondays 6 p.m. -7 p.m.
November 28 – Feb 13 (Ten week session, Monday 12/12, Monday 12/26, Monday 1/2, and Monday 1/16 off for Rehearsal Conflict, Winter Break and MLK Day)
Course topics include intervals, triads and dominant seventh chords, figured bass, minor scales and key signatures and triad quality. Ear training is continued.
Mondays 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Full year session w/rolling admission w/placement clearance from Settlement Music School (Days off are Monday 12/12, Monday 12/26, Monday 1/2, and Monday 1/16 off for Winter Break and MLK Day)
Course topics include figured bass, chord symbols, minor scales and key signatures, triad qualities, chord progressions, cadences, seventh chords, and non-harmonic tones. Ear training is continued.
Adult Musicianship I
Saturdays, 11:30 a.m. -12:30 a.m. (students have the opportunity to sign on at 11 a.m. for a coffee half hour to socialize and do homework together)
January 7 -March 11 (Ten week session)
Course topics include music clefs, notation, terminology, major scales and key signatures, intervals, and root position triads and dominant seventh chords. Beginning ear training is introduced.
Adult Musicianship II
Fridays 10 a.m. -11 a.m.
November 18 – February 10 (Ten week session, Friday, 11/25, Friday, 12/23, and Friday, 12/30 off for Thanksgiving and Winter Break)
Course topics include triad and dominant seventh chord inversions, figured bass, chord symbols, minor scales and key signatures, triad qualities, chord progressions and cadences. Ear training is continued.
Advanced Adult Musicianship
Fridays 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
November 18 -February 10 (Ten week session, Friday 11/25, Friday 12/23, and Friday 12/30 off for Thanksgiving and Winter Break)
Course topics include analysis, modulation and chromaticism. Ear training is continued.
To register, please contact Elisabeth Oosthuizen at 215-320-2660 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope you will join us!