Students & Parents
Welcome to your home for Settlement Music School students and parents!
Settlement is designed with the entire family in mind, from activities best suited for toddlers and elementary school students to experiences for high schoolers, parents and adult learners. It is a place where all kids can feel like they’re part of a special group that is supportive and creative. Financial aid and scholarship support enable everyone to learn at Settlement.
During our closure, we strongly recommend that all of our students continue their learning with their teacher virtually through Skype for Business.
- Tablet, laptop, or smartphone (yes, you can use your phone—please use Wi-Fi as it is faster and less expensive than wireless data)
- Video and sound capability through your device of choice
- High speed internet access (some Internet Service Providers are offering special access options during this time—Comcast has opened its Xfinity Wi-Fi Network for free nationally, and is offering two months of free internet to new, low-income Internet Essentials customers)
Learn more about downloading, installing, and participating in a digital lesson through Skype for Business, please review our Distance Learning Handbook (available in multiple languages below). Please note, Settlement uses Skype for Business for distance learning and not Skype, which is a distinct and separate application. Students will not be able to join their instructor for a digital lesson using Skype. Skype for Business is free to download and install. You will not need to create an account but just join as a guest.
Distance Learning Handbook – English
DISTANCE LEARNING HANDBOOK – SIMPLIFIED CHINESe
Distance Learning Handbook – Traditional Chinese
Distance Learning Handbook – Spanish
Distance Learning Handbook – Vietnamese
Distance Learning Handbook – Indonesian
Distance Learning Handbook – Russian
Teaching and Learning Philosophy
At Settlement, we create customized learning pathways to achieve the goals of our students. Our faculty is deeply committed to the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion, and understands the importance of student motivation and the power of mentoring.
Review our Teaching and Learning Philosophy here
Student Progress Reports
At Settlement, our highly credentialed team of faculty and therapists are dedicated to providing you or your child with an exceptional education in the arts. We know that mastering the skills that come with learning a new instrument or playing in an ensemble takes time. That is why we actively track your progress along with you to make sure we are giving you the best possible customized approach to learning. Settlement Progress Reports monitor the whole student through assessments in motivation, preparation, engagement, collaboration, technical skills, and more.
View our Student Progress Report for children and youth
Attend a performance
Enjoy a performance at one of our six branches – check out our calendar to find a performance near you! If you are unable to attend, please share the event with your friends via social media.
Tell your Settlement story
Have a recent accomplishment or major life event? Help us brag about you on our news blog and social media accounts. If your Settlement friends accomplish something amazing, please pass that on to us too!
Wear your heart on your sleeve!
Pick up some cool Settlement swag at your local branch. Take a photo of yourself wearing your new Settlement shirt or tote bag, tag us and post it on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
Quick Reference Links
In the event of a school closure due to inclement weather, please check our website and social media channels for the latest updates.
Contact Information & Directions
Settlement Music School’s six branches serve all eight counties in the Greater Philadelphia area. Contact us at one of our branches today!