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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.

All KinderFlute Classes include both a 45-minute group session and a 30-minute private lesson per week!

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.

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Free Intro Class Offered!

  • Next date and time:  TBA
  • Flutes are provided. Siblings and parents are welcome to watch quietly.

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KinderFlute Fall 2024

  • Class/Lesson Dates: Begin as early as August 12 and End December 13
  • Recital: December 14
  • 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. A link to access the waiver will be sent via email upon receipt of registration. This waiver must be signed by the participant (or legal guardian if under 18) prior to the first lesson. You may receive the link in advance of registering by contacting

  • This beginner course is designed to introduce elementary age students to the flute and flute playing!
  • Intended for students in Flute Zoo Books 1-3.
  • Thursday evenings 5:15-6:00 p.m.; Private lessons scheduled individually 
  • This intermediate course is designed for children to continue their flute studies.
  • Must have completed Flute Zoo Books 1-3; Intended for students in Blocki Book 2.
  • Day/Time TBD; Private lessons scheduled individually
  • This advanced course is designed for children to continue their flute studies.
  • Must have completed Blocki Book 2; Intended for students in Blocki Book 3.
  • Day/Time TBD; Private lessons scheduled individually

Cost: $450/$435*

*family/senior citizen/active military/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, active military, and senior discounts are also offered. 

Tuition can be paid in two installments for the 12-lesson options and is available at registration. Please email for more information.

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

For more information call 803-777-5381 or email


KinderFlute Faculty

Emily Creedle

Dr. Emily Creedle, director

Dr. Emily Creedle is committed to making her community a better place as a performer and teacher by sharing her joy and passion for the flute and music making. Her KinderFlute students consistently show high levels of technical skill, musicianship, teamwork, performance, and joy in the learning process. Many of the graduates of the program who are now in middle and high school currently play in their school band programs, with the SC Philharmonic Symphonic and Youth Orchestra, and have made their region band and the All-State band.

Maureen McKay

Maureen McKay, teacher

Maureen McKay, KinderFlute's intern, says, "Music is one of the greatest gifts to share with others. It has been a true joy to be a part of the SC Youth Philharmonic Orchestra for many years and to participate in the CMS Flute choir. I love working with kids and encouraging them to share the beautiful gift of music."

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