Third Street Music School Settlement

Founded in 1894, Third Street Music School Settlement is the nation's longest-running community music school, providing music education for more than 5,000 students each year. We teach instruments from piano and guitar to violin and saxophone, and many more! We also offer voice, dance, early childhood, music theory, and composition classes for all levels of experience. It is our mission to nurture and inspire, encourage and teach. We provide students of all ages with the tools to develop their creativity within a community that supports their artistic journey.

Meet the Camp Director

Shalisa Kline Ugaz, director of programs, brings more than 20 years arts leadership and performance experience to Third Street Music School Settlement, the nation's oldest existing community school for the arts, founded in 1894. Ms. Ugaz directs all the school's activities, from music programs for children, teens, and adults, to early childhood programs including a music-centered pre-school. Third Street's approach to early childhood music and dance education integrates the development of social, rhythmic, emotional, creative, and academic skills. Begin your music journey at downtown Manhattan's premiere community music school, Third Street Music School Settlement.