Sound Start Early Childhood Music offers weekly (45-minute) music classes for children ages newborn to five years to enjoy with a parent or caregiver. Families love our well-trained and ridiculously fun instructors, award-winning curriculum (created by The Music Class, Inc.) and high quality instruments and props. Our research-based teaching methods will help boost your child's sense of pitch and rhythm and foster a life-long appreciation for music. We typically offer four 10-week sessions each year (Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall.) We have adjusted this schedule and have moved our classes online temporarily for the safety of our students, teachers and their families. We hope you can join us in class soon!
 

SPRING 2020 CLASSES

ALL classes are now meeting online and are designed to get the whole family singing, playing instruments and dancing together. Classes began February 21-27. Classes moved to an online format on March 23rd and the session will now run 12 weeks ending May 27th. Classes will now last 30 minutes rather than our usual 45 minutes. We have extended the session duration to cover all of the songs in TMC's Elephant Collection and reduced tuition fees to help families during this challenging time of altered work and isolation. Families with more than one child need only one registration. Everyone at home can enjoy classes together at no additional fee. Prorated, late enrollments available!  Download the 2019-20 Calendar to see adjustments to our spring schedule.

 

Spring Holidays: No classes met March 16-21 (Spring Break).

 

Spring Tuition: $165 per family (Families only need to enroll one child. All siblings may also participate while we are meeting online.)

Curriculum: We will be using The Music Class' Elephant Collection. Because our classes have moved to an online format, families will access their music through The Music Class App only. (See below to find the app.)

View Spring Class Availability and enroll here. Once enrolled, families will find their classroom link and password in their upcoming class list on their dashboard. Call or email if you have questions.

SUMMER 2020 CLASSES

Sound Start Summer offerings include two 4-week online sessions: one in June, one in July. Each 4-week session will cover approximately half of The Music Class' Dolphin Collection songs and activities. To cover the entire collection, families should plan to enroll in both sessions. We have divided the summer into two 4-week sessions to provide flexibility for families experiencing financial challenges due to the COVID-19 crisis. We will offer the Music Pups® program for ages newborn through four to enjoy together.

June 4-Week meets June 1-27.
July 4-Week meets June 29-July 25.

 

Summer Holidays: There are no breaks in our Summer Session.

 

Summer Tuition: $50 per 4-week session. (Families only need to enroll one child. All siblings may also participate while we are meeting online.)

 

Curriculum: We will be using The Music Class' Dolphin Collection. Because our classes have moved to an online format, families will access their music through The Music Class App only.

View Summer Class Availability and enroll here. Currently enrolled families are now re enrolling. Summer registration opens to all on Monday, May 4th. Once enrolled, families will find their classroom link and password in their upcoming class list on their dashboard. Call or email if you have questions.


 

TENTATIVE FALL 2020 CLASSES

If federal, state, city and CDC guidelines deem August a safe time to return to classes of more than 10 people, Sound Start Fall classes will begin on August 10, run ten weeks and end on October 26th. When we return to our in-class format, we will offer both the Music Pups® program for ages newborn through four years and the Music Cats® program for children ages four and five years.

Fall Holidays: No classes will meet on September 7 (Labor Day) and October 3-9 (Fall Break).

 

Fall Tuition: When were return to our usual in-person format, we will return to our usual pricing.

Music Pups®: FIrst child: $175  Additional Siblings: $125  Siblings younger than 9 months as of the session start date attend free.

Music Cats®: FIrst child: $180  Additional Siblings: $130.  Siblings must also be 4 or 5-years-old to participate in Music Cats® class.

Curriculum: We will be using The Music Class' Giraffe Collection. If we return to our in-class format, all students will receive the songbook, CD and access to The Music Class App. Music Cats® students also receive an additional CD with their first Music Cats® enrollment.

Fall Registration will open at a later date, based on federal, state, city and CDC guidelines.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:
Families who register after our registration deadline (five business days prior to the session start date) will be charged a $10 late fee to cover additional fees related to late supply purchases. Our Spring 2020 registration deadline was Friday, February 14th. Our June 2020 registration deadline is May 25th. Our July 2020 deadline is June 22nd. Our Fall registration deadline is August 3rd.  See refund policy here.

*CLASS MATERIALS:
Sound Start proudly uses The Music Class, Inc. song collections in our classes. This diverse curriculum has won numerous awards and is easy to incorporate into your family's daily routines with songs about animals, food, transportation and more. Music Pups ® students (ages newborn through four) will receive a songbook, CD and gain access to The Music Class app with their registration. Music Cats ® students (ages 4 & 5) receive an additional CD and workbook. The Music Class® at home students (online classes) will access their class materials on The Music Class app.  Find TMC's Android app hereFind TMC's iPhone/iPad app here.

To log-in and access your music library, use the account and password you created for our registration pages.

READY TO ENROLL?
Families schedule class observations and/or register for class using The Music Class' website. This allows you access to their convenient app that allows you to schedule class absences, class make-ups, schedule guests and listen to the music on the go!

Travel to our registration pages by clicking the plane image below!

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OUR CLASS LOCATIONS: (Expand the maps to see our class locations.) NOTE: SPRING & SUMMER CLASSES ARE MEETING ONLINE ONLY.
 
Belle Meade Classes
Brentwood Classes
Mt. Juliet Classes