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 offer four 10-week sessions each year (Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall.) See session details below!


Spring Classes have been adjusted to accommodate families through this challenging time. ALL classes will meet online and are designed to get the whole faily singing, playing instruments and dancing together. Classes began February 21-27. Classes moved to an online format on March 23rd and 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).


Belle Meade
Gordon JCC, 801 Percy Warner Blvd.

Pups (Ages newborn through 4)
Wednesdays @ 10:30 AM (Walsh)
Thursdays @ 9:30 AM (Walsh)

New Hope Community Church, 605 Wilson Pike

Pups (Ages newborn through 4)

Mondays @ 10:30 AM (Karin)

Tuesdays @ 9:30 AM (Walsh)
Wednesdays @ 9:30 AM (Rachel)
Wednesdays @ 10:30 AM (Rachel)

Thursdays @ 9:30 AM (Kirsten)
Fridays @ 9:30 AM (Rachel)
Fridays @ 10:30 AM (Rachel)

Saturdays @ 9:30 AM (Rachel)
Saturdays @ 10:30 AM (Rachel

Mt. Juliet
Mt. Juliet Community Center, 1075 Charlie Daniels Pkwy

Pups (Ages newborn through 4)
Mondays @ 9:30 AM (Rachel)

Mondays @ 10:30 AM (Rachel)
Tuesdays @ 9:30 AM (Gina)


(ages newborn through four)

First child: $14.50 per class + $30 for at home materials* ($175)

Siblings 9 months +: $12.50 per class ($125)

Siblings under 9 months as of the session start date may tag along free. There is no need to enroll tag-along siblings.

*Note: Spring classes moved to an online format on March 23rd. Families may now enjoy 12 classes at no additional charge. There is now one enrollment PER FAMILY at a rate of $12.08 per class and $10 for class materials. We hope this reduction in cost (and extension of classes) will provide affordable fun for all families while staying home.

(ages four and five years)

First child: $14.50 per class + $35 for at home materials* ($180)


Siblings 4-5 years: $12.50 per class + $5 for workbook. ($130)

*Cats classes will not meet for the remainder of our Spring Session. Join our mail list to receive updates about Summer classes.

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.  See refund policy here.

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.

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.) ALL SPRING CLASSES ARE NOW MEETING ONLINE.
Belle Meade Classes
Brentwood Classes
Mt. Juliet Classes