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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 2016 Class Schedule

Wednesday Spring Class Schedule

Wednesdays, January 20 – March 30 with make-up classes on April 6
No classes will be held on Wednesday, March 9.
9:30–10:00 a.m.: Newborn – 23 months
10:30–11:00 a.m.: 2 – 5 years
Registration deadline for Wednesday classes: January 18

Saturday Spring Class Schedule 

Saturdays, January 16 – April 9 with make-up classes on April 16
No classes will be held on these Saturdays: Feb. 6, Feb. 27, March 5.
9:30–10:00 a.m.: Newborn – 23 months

10:30–11:00 a.m.: 2-3 years
11:30–12:00 p.m.: 3 – 5 years
Registration deadline for Saturday classes: January 20


$120 for 10 classes plus one make-up class. This includes a $25 nonrefundable processing fee.

Refund Policy: Refunds must be requested by email to Refunds will not be granted after January 27, 2016, for Wednesday classes and January 23, 2016, for Saturday classes. Refund requests made within the stated limits will be returned to your credit card, less the $25 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.

For more information email Dr. Valerio or call 803-777-5382.