Skip to Content

School of Music

  • KinderFlute class


Children ages 4 throughout 5th grade explore the flute and flute playing in group classes. Give your child a head start in music making! KinderFlute is designed to teach young students to love music and learn to play the flute.

In the Spring of 2022, we will be offering KinderFlute one-on-one lessons. Sign up today to start the fun!

Due to COVID-19, KinderFlute group classes are suspended for Spring 2022. 

KinderFlute, developed by Kathy Blocki, is a method designed to effectively teach students to love music and play the flute from an early age. KinderFlute is intended to make playing the flute and understanding musical concepts both accessible and fun for children.

Students benefit from weekly group classes and one-on-one lessons with the instructor. Incorporating games, movement and improvisation exercises from my research and training in the KinderFlute and Dalcroze approach, group classes are carefully planned to maximize each student’s learning potential and musical development.

To learn more, visit and

Get a free introduction and learn the basics of playing your first song. Flutes are provided.

Next date and time TBA.
School of Music, Room 107
Siblings and parents are welcome to watch quietly. For more information or to sign up, call 803-777-5381 or email.

KinderFlute Spring 2022

Class/Lesson Dates: Begin as early as January 10 and end April 29

Recital: Saturday, April 30, 2022**Time TBD

For children ages 4 through 5th grade.

KinderFlute Classes are fun-filled 12-weeks programs that consist of weekly group class instruction AND 30-minute private lessons designed for children to explore playing the flute!

A signed waiver must be on file for each participant. Please preview the waiver prior to registering. A copy of the waiver will be sent via email upon receipt of registration and must be signed by the participant (or legal guardian if under 18) prior to the first lesson.

Waiver and Liability Release for Minor Participants
Waiver and Liability Release for Adult Participants
Waiver and Liability Release for Virtual Participants

  • This beginners course is designed for children ages 5-8, to have fun exploring and playing the flute!
  • Thursday evenings TBD; Private lessons scheduled individually
  • This intermediate course is designed for children to continue in their exploration of the flute!
  • This class is not being offered in Spring 2022
  • This advanced course is designed for children to continue their flute studies.
  • This class is not being offered in Spring 2022
  • One-on-one KinderFlute private lessons are available without the group classes. Click here for more information on private music lessons. 

Cost: For information and cost for one-on-one lessons, click here

*family/senior citizen/USC faculty and staff discount  

A family discount is offered when more than one member of a family is enrolled in lessons or if a student is enrolled in more than one program of study through the CMS. USC faculty/staff and senior discounts are also offered.

Tuition can be paid in two installments for KinderFlute Classes and is available upon request. Please email for details.

Dates for those paying in 2 installments are:
1. Prior to the first lesson/class
2. March 21 or before the 7th lesson/class

For more information call 803-777-5381 or email


KinderFlute Faculty

Josie Cox

Josie Cox

Josie Cox holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of South Carolina and is pursuing a Master of Music at Wright State University. She has held an active teaching career as a flute instructor and is excited to join CMS as the director of KinderFlute Columbia!

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.