Info for
Students & Parents

Settlement Advances Study students perform at the annual Advanced Study Concert
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.

Check us out on social media
Follow us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter. We’d love to see photos of your performance hours, recitals, rehearsals, and more!

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 FacebookInstagram or Twitter.

Quick Reference Links

Tuition & Fees
Course Catalog

Emergency Procedures
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!


Adult Student Recital
Sunday, February 23, 2020 3:00 pm Mary Louise Curtis Branch 416 Queen Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Student Recital
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 7:00 pm Kardon-Northeast Branch 3745 Clarendon Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19114