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School of Music

KinderFlute class


Children ages 5 to 8 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.

We want to see children reach their potential in all areas of their lives. Students learn to listen, finger, read music, compose, produce a beautiful tone, and express themselves creatively.

Group lessons are carefully planned to maximize learning potential by using many areas of the brain to make learning more productive. Movement and games are a major component in the classes so students maintain a keen sense of alertness. Class size is limited to six students.

Many of the tenets of the class are based on recent research in neurogenesis and learning potential. Neurogenesis means birth of neurons. Neurogenesis is most prevalent during prenatal development and is the process by which neurons are created to populate the growing brain. Contrary to what was believed 10 years ago, new research has shown that neurogenesis also can occur throughout life. KinderFlute uses the Blocki Flute Method.

Take a free introduction class

Learn the basics of playing your first song. Flutes are provided.Siblings and parents are welcome to watch quietly. Sign up early as class size is limited to six students.

Saturday, April 18, 2015
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
School of Music (813 Assembly St., room 016)
Saturday, May 2, 2015
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
School of Music (813 Assembly St., room 107)

Sign up for your free class.

For more information or to sign up, call 803-777-5381 or email

KinderFlute Summer Camp

For ages 5–12
Six weeks of group KinderFlute classes and six weeks of 30-minute private lessons. Class size is limited so sign up early.


May 17 – June 21, 2015
Group classes: Sunday from 2:00 – 2:45 p.m. at the School of Music (813 Assembly St., room 107)
Weekly 30-minute lessons are scheduled with the teacher on an individual basis.


$210 or $195 with family discount

Register online

For more information call 803-777-5381 or email


KinderFlute Faculty

Korinne Smith

Korinne Smith

Dr. Korinne Marie Smith is an innovative and adaptable training and education professional. As a dedicated flute instructor, she has a strong commitment to excellence in teaching. Ms. Smith holds teaching positions at Newberry College and the University of South Carolina Community Music School. She is director and founder of KinderFlute-Columbia, co-founder of the Carolina Flute Guild, and director of Columbia’s premiere adult flute choir, The Flute Loops. Ms. Smith serves on the executive board of the South Carolina Flute Society and on the Pedagogy Committee of the National Flute Association. She holds a B.M. in Music Education from Nazareth College of Rochester and a M.M. and D.M.A. in Flute Performance from the University of South Carolina.

Emily Stumpf

Emily Stumpf

Emily Stumpf is a performer and pedagogue based in Columbia, S.C. where she is pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of South Carolina. She has experience working with students of all ages and is committed to creating a fun, positive and enriching musical experience.