The annual Northeast Ohio Parent Choice Awards seeks to gather the opinions of local parents on everything family-friendly in the region. Our readers and online followers voted for their favorite businesses, attractions, family services and more.
Here are the winner and finalists in the “Best place for children to explore music” category.
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Winner: 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 its founding in 1912, it has grown from its foundation of music instruction to also offering early childhood education and music therapy services. Through locations in University Circle and Ohio City, as well as its Bop Stop performance venue, TMS caters to a diverse clientele, from children as young as 3 weeks old to retired adults and veterans.
Beck Center for the Arts
This Lakewood nonprofit organization combines professional theater with arts education to create art experiences as individual as the people it serves. It offers 300-plus classes, lessons and programs for all ages and abilities in dance, music, theater and visual arts, as well as offerings in outreach education and creative arts therapies.
With classes available at several area venues, Kindermusik’s active music-making helps children develop balance, coordination, listening skills and literacy. Its music and movement programs are available for infants through age 7, including special needs sessions.
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Head downtown and give your kiddos a proper music education at the “house that rock built,” whose mission it is to engage, teach and inspire through the power of rock and roll. Kids can learn the stories of the people, events and songs that shape our world through exhibits, innovative programs and concerts.
Thrive Arts Center
In addition to Kindermusik classes, Beachwood’s Thrive Arts Center offers instrument and voice lessons that encourage, foster and nurture a young musician’s personal growth. Instructors are trained to understand each child’s learning style and personality for a true student-centered experience.