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School of Music

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.

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

Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 2:00–3:00 p.m.
School of Music, Room 107
Siblings and parents are welcome to watch quietly. For more information or to sign up, call 803-777-5381 or email

KinderFlute Spring 2020

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


Kinderflute Book 1:
Sundays 2:00–2:45 p.m.
January 26-April 26 (no class or lessons March 15 or April 12)
Room 107
Kinderflute Book 1:
Tuesdays 4:00–4:45 p.m.
January 28–April 28 (no class or lessons March 17 or April 14)
Room 107
Kinderflute Book 2:
Wednesdays 6:00–6:45 p.m.
January 29–April 29 (no class or lessons March 18 or April 15)
Room 107

For more information call 803-777-5381 or email


KinderFlute Faculty

Emily Stumpf

Emily Stumpf

Dr. Emily Stumpf is a performer and pedagogue based in Columbia, SC. She has experience working with students of all ages and is committed to creating a fun, positive and enriching musical experience.

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.