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

Music is naturally learned if informal music play and guidance are begun as early in life as possible. Through UofSC’s Music Play classes children and adults of all ages engage in fun, playful, socially interactive music activities that include singing, chanting and moving. 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.


UofSC Music Play Spring 2022

Socially-distanced – Music Fun for Young Children

Spring 2022 Class Schedule & Locations

Friday Music Play Classes @ Tempo Music and Arts
Covered Outdoor Location - 302 Senate St., Columbia, SC 29201

9 – 9:30 a.m.: Infants-Toddlers
9:45 –10:15 a.m.: 2 - 3 yrs.
Friday classes begin January 14 and end April 8 (make - up class).
No classes will be held February 4.

Saturday Music Play Classes @ Tempo Music and Arts
Covered Outdoor Location - 302 Senate St., Columbia, SC 29201

9:30 – 10 a.m.: Infants - 4yrs.
Saturday classes begin January 15 and end April 8.
(make - up class).

Saturday Music Play Classes @ UofSC School of Music
Indoor Location - 813 Assembly St., Columbia, SC 29208 - Rm. 108

9:30 – 10 a.m.: Infants - 2 yrs.
10:30 - 11 a.m.: 2 - 3 yrs.
Saturday classes begin January 15 and end April 9
(make - up class).
No classes will be held February 5.

A la carte classes available

(Subject to change as necessary for the safety of all participants, faculty, and staff).

  • Each child must be accompanied by only one adult.
  • No child may be accompanied by more than one adult.
  • Social distancing must be maintained throughout each class.
  • Each child/adult pair must maintain 3’ of distance from other child/adult pairs at all times.
  • Child/adult participants should not attend class if either is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or other signs of illness.

$120 for 10 classes (Make-up classes will be held April 8 and 9, should you need to miss a class).

Register and Pay Online – Use the following links.

Friday Classes – Outdoors @ 302 Senate St.
Saturday Classes – Indoors @ UofSC School of Music

If your desired section is closed, email to be placed on a waiting list.

Refunds must be requested by email to wvalerio@mozart.sc.edu. Refunds will not be granted after January 17, 2021. Refund requests made within the stated limits will be returned to your credit card, less the $25 processing fee and a charge of $25 per class that has been held. 

For more information email Dr. Valerio.


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