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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.

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 Classses

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.)
Sunday, August 20, 4:00–4:45 p.m.
Tuesday, August 22, 5:00–5:45 p.m.
Wednesday, August 23, 5:00–5:45 p.m.
Sunday, August 27, 2:00–2:45 p.m.
Tuesday, August 29, 5:00–5:45 p.m.
Wednesday, Augusts 30, 5:00–5:45 p.m.

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

KinderFlute Spring 2017

For children ages 4 through 5th grade.
Includes a weekly 30-minute private lesson and weekly group class.  A NUVO flute is recommended or a metal student flute with curved head joint. Specific recommendations are made on a student-to-student basis after the intro class.
School of Music, Room 107


Registration deadline: August 21, 2017

KinderFlute 1.0 (Students in Book 1)
Beginning Students:
Tuesdays 5:00–5:45 p.m., September 5–November 28 (no class Nov. 21)

Returning Students:
Sundays 2:00-2:45 p.m., September 10–November 26

KinderFlute 2.0 (Students in Book 2 and 3)
Wednesdays 5:00–5:45 p.m., September 6–November 29 (no class Nov. 22)


12 weeks: $420/$405* minimum enrollment required
*cost with family/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.

Olivia Abernathy

Olivia Abernathy

Olivia Abernathy is a second year master's student at USC studying flute performance. She enjoys working with young children and helping them grow as musicians and music lovers. Her goal is to create a welcoming, positive learning environment where all students can thrive.