The Music Settlement (TMS) is a centuries-old community music school forged out of the Settlement Movement as a way to welcome immigrants to Cleveland and unite them through the common language of music. Since our founding in 1912, we have grown from our foundation of music instruction to also offering early childhood education and music therapy services. In 2018, we expanded our mission with the construction of a second campus in the near west side Ohio City neighborhood. We are literally and figuratively bridging our past to our future while connecting Cleveland’s east and west sides.
Through our three Centers – Music, Early Childhood, and Music Therapy – and our Bop Stop performance venue, we cater to a diverse clientele that spans a lifetime. From children as young as three-weeks-old to retired adults and veterans, we are improving the quality of life for all those we serve.