Our music lessons - repeatedly voted Best of the East - are individually tailored for each student and build skills in a variety of musical genres from classical to jazz, rock & blues to gospel.
TMS offers year-round, open enrollment for ANY student of ANY skill level wanting to take private lessons. Financial assistance is available to those who qualify.
Returning students: Pay your deposit and register online!
2020-2021 Private Lessons (Returning Students, non-Suzuki)
New students may call 216-421-5806 ext. 100 to speak with an Enrollment & Customer Service (ECS) associate, or you may contact us for placement by filling out the form at the bottom of this page. You will be contacted within two (2) business days to confirm your placement and payment.
Not sure you're ready? Sign up for a trial lesson! ECS can match you with a teacher best-suited to help you reach your musical goals. Call 216-421-5806 ext. 100 for details.
In-person instruction is the ideal method for delivering private lessons. However, in today's ever-changing environment, the need for remote / distance learning options is critical and, with continuously improving technology, the ability to administer effective remote private lessons is easier than ever before.
Current students have the option to talk with their private lesson teacher and decide the platform that will work best for them. We have seen success recently with teachers using Zoom, FaceTime, Google Duo and other distance learning apps and web sites.
Interested in distance learning with The Music Settlement? Please contact the Center for Music at 216-421-5806 ext. 180 or email MCharboneau@TheMusicSettlement.org so we can learn about your music goals and recommend one of our talented music teachers. In some cases, it may be possible to take a free, no risk 15-minute trial lesson to make sure distance learning lessons are a good fit for you.
i. STUDENTS RESIDING IN NORTHEAST OHIO:
When the social distancing orders are lifted and our campuses are re-opened, we expect new students who began lessons through distance learning, switch to in-person lessons at our University Circle or Ohio City campus.
ii. STUDENTS RESIDING OUTSIDE NORTHEAST OHIO/UNITED STATES:
Do you reside outside of the Ohio area, or even outside of the United States and have always wanted to take lessons with some of our nationally and internationally known music faculty? There’s no better time to get started!
For out-of-state and out-of-country new students, with the teacher’s permission, we offer four (4), six (6), and eight (8) lesson blocks through the end of the 2019-2020 school year. Once “Stay-at-home” orders are lifted, students outside of Ohio and the country may continue to take private lessons through distance learning. Please visit our faculty page to learn more about our esteemed teachers!
Financial assistance is available to those who qualify.
*These are non-Suzuki rates. Returning Suzuki students, please visit our Suzuki page to register for Suzuki lessons.