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Music Play class

Music Play

Music Play classes at the USC's Children's Music Development Center are part of an innovative program designed to develop the music potential of young children from newborns to five-year-olds.

Music is best learned if informal music guidance is begun as early in life as possible. Children are guided by their teachers, parents and caregivers to develop music skills through fun, playful, socially interactive music activities that include singing, chanting and moving.

Older children are introduced to a variety of music instruments. The goal of the program is to help children increase their music aptitudes and develop initial music skills that prepare them for a lifetime of music enjoyment and appreciation. Learn more about children’s music responses.

Classes meet once a week at the School of Music in room 108 (corner of College and Assembly streets). Metered street parking is available. Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

Spring 2015 Class Schedule

Wednesdays, January 14–March 25, 2015
Registration deadline for Wednesday classes: Wed., January 14, 2015

Saturdays, January 17–April 18, 2015
Registration deadline for Saturday classes: Sat., January 17, 2015

No classes will be held on the following dates:
Wednesday, March 11
Saturday, February 7
Saturday, February 28
Saturday, March 14

Wednesday Spring Class Schedule

9:00–9:30 a.m.: newborn – 35 months

10:00–10:30 a.m.: 3 – 5 years
Wednesday classes begin Jan. 14 and end March 25
Make-up class: Wednesday, April 1.

Saturday Spring Class Schedule 

9:30–10:00 a.m.: newborn – 24 months

10:30–11:00 a.m.: 15 – 36 months

11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.: 3 – 5 years
Saturday classes begin Jan. 17 and end April 11

Make-up classes: Saturday, April 18.


$115 for 10 classes plus one make-up class. This includes a $20 nonrefundable processing fee.
Refunds must be requested by email to Refunds will not be granted after January 21, 2015, for Wednesday classes and January 24, 2015, for Saturday classes. Refund requests made within the stated limits will be returned to your credit card, less the processing fee and a charge of $20 per class that has been held.

Downloadable registration form
or register and pay online.

If your desired section is closed, call 803-777-5382 to be placed on a waiting list.

Guidelines for class participation.
Community Music School Policies.

Class withdrawal: You must submit a written request in order to receive a refund. A refund will be returned to your credit card, less the $20 processing fee and a charge of $20 per class that has been held. No refunds will be granted after January 21, 2015 for Wednesday classes and January 24, 2015 for Saturday classes.