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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.

 Free Intro Class

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

USC School of Music, room 107 (813 Assembly St.)

Saturday, August 29, 2015
3:00–4:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 5, 2015
3:00–4:00 p.m.

Registration is required. You may attend one or both sessions. Siblings and parents are welcome to watch quietly. For more information or to sign up, call 803-777-5381 or email

KinderFlute Fall 2015

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

KinderFlute 1.0
Sundays, August 30 – November 29 (no class on Sept 20)
2:00 – 2:45 p.m.
USC School of Music, room 107

KinderFlute 2.0
Mondays, August 31 – November 30 (no class Labor Day, Sept. 7)
5:15 – 6:00 p.m.
USC School of Music, room 012


12 weeks: $420/$405*
*cost with family/senior citizen/USC discount

Register online

For more information call 803-777-5381 or email


KinderFlute Faculty

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.