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Music Play

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 five-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.

Music Play Spring 2021 - Online

Join us for Music Play in the comfort and safety of your own home!

During each online class Dr. Valerio and her team of musicians will lead your family in creative music-making via Zoom. Each week you will receive a Zoom invitation and passcode to your live class and a separate link to audio recordings made for you to enjoy with your family. Register one child and invite the family! All family members are welcome to sing, dance, and have a lot of fun with us!

Class Schedule - Saturdays - January 23-March 20, 2021

Saturday, 9:30–10:00 a.m.  Ages, Newborn-2 years*
Saturday, 10:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m.  Ages, 2-4 years*

*With respect to those who do not wish to expose their young children to video, we encourage you to consider joining us via audio only. We will provide audio instructions regarding how to interact with your child in Music Play.


$120 for 9 classes - Optional UofSC Music Play Kit for $45
Register and pay online for Spring 2021 Music Play classes and optional Music Play Kit.
Though we will use instruments from around the home for Music Play fun, you may be interested in purchasing a UofSC Music Play Kit that includes two drums, 4 egg shakers, 4 bean bags, 4 jingles, 4 scrapers, and 4 scarves stored in a personalized UofSC Music Play bag. Once your purchase your Music Play Kit, the Music Play staff will schedule a time for your contactless pick up at the School of Music.

Online Class Guidelines

  • Use your weekly Zoom link and passcode only for your immediate family.
  • Each child must be accompanied by an interactive caregiver for the duration of each class.
  • Keep your microphone on mute unless asked to unmute.
  • Bring a playful spirit!

Refund Policy: Refunds must be requested by email to Refunds will not be granted after January 30, 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. No refunds will be granted for Music Play Kits.

For more information email Dr. Valerio.

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