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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.

Summer 2014 Class Schedule

Dates: Saturdays and Wednesdays, May 7 through June 25, 2014.
Registration deadline: Wednesday, May 10, 2014.

Wednesday Summer Class Schedule

9:30 a.m.: birth–14 months

10:30 a.m.: 15–36 months
Wednesday classes begin May 7 and end June 18.
Make-up classes will be held on Wednesday, June 25.

Saturday Summer Class Schedule 

9:30 a.m.: 3–5 years

10:30 a.m.: 6–36 months

11:30 a.m.: 3–5 years
Saturday classes begin May 10 and end June 21.

Make-up classes will be held on Sunday, June 8.


$84 for 7 classes plus one make-up class. This includes a $25 nonrefundable processing fee.
Refunds must be requested by email to

Registration form


Register online

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

Wednesday Section A

9:30 a.m.:  Birth–14 months

Wednesday Section B

10:30 a.m.:  15–36 months

Saturday Section C

9:30 a.m.:  3–5 years

Saturday Section D

10:30 a.m.:   1–36 months

Saturday Section E

11:30 a.m. : 3–5 years 
Section E is open to all children within the age group. Recommended for Pre-Twinkle Suzuki Strings students.

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 May 14, 2014 for Wednesday classes and May 17, 2014 for Saturday classes.