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Do you play guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, and/or sing?
Do you want to improve your technique & play with other musicians?

Join our Rock & Pop Academy and learn how to play blues, funk, reggae, hip hop, punk, fusion-jazz, and classic, alternative, and modern rock.

The Rock & Pop Academy is a modern ensemble that encompasses a wide variety of styles of music including Classic Rock, Funk, Reggae, Grunge, Folk, and Blues. Each semester ends with a high-energy performance of the music cultivated through the weekly rehearsals. Students will increase their confidence and musicianship, while learning how songs are constructed, music theory, and the history behind them. Much of the music is learned like most rock and blues music - by ear. Come rock out at The Music Settlement!

Students are not required to know how to read music. 

Prerequisites: Must have your own instrument and be able to tune it. Guitarists (electric guitars preferred) must know open chords. Keyboard players should know major and minor root position chords. Drummers and bass players should know basic grooves.

Merit scholarships, generous financial aid, and hardship assistance are available to those who qualify.  For more information, call (216) 421-5806 ext. 100.

Now is the time to ROCK! 

University Circle Campus

Fall 2021 program (multiple group sessions available)
Spring 2022 program (multiple group sessions available)


Center for Music Community Merit Scholarship Auditions

Monday, July 26, 2021 | TMS University Circle

Our Center for Music is pleased to announce merit scholarship auditions for the general community.  Merit scholarships are available for traditional private lessons, our J@MS Program (Jazz at the Music Settlement), and Rock & Pop Academy.  Musicians of all ages who meet the audition requirements are encouraged to auditions.

Auditions will take place at our University Circle Campus on Monday, July 26th.  Video submissions will also be accepted.

Those interested in auditioning must submit an audition application prior to Wednesday, July 21st to reserve an audition slot.  Walk-in auditions will not be accepted.

Click here to download the audition application.

Questions?  Email Nikki Claverie, Administrator, Center for Music.


Join us in Summer 2021:

Rock & Pop Music Camp | July 19th - 24th

Are you ready to rock? The Rock & Pop Music Camp is a modern music experience that encompasses a wide variety of styles, including Classic Rock, Pop, Funk, Reggae, Grunge, and Blues.

Campers will take part in a hands-on creative rock ensemble, including band rehearsals, music theory and history, ear training, and songwriting. Camp will culminate in an exciting and energetic live performance on Saturday at the BOP STOP!

Skill Level: Advanced beginner and up
Ages: 10 - 18
Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Register now for summer camp!

Click above to register, or call (216) 421-5806 ext. 100 for more information.


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