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 upcoming 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 family singing, playing instruments and dancing together. Classes begin March 30-April 4 and run 12 weeks. 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 the 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. Enroll now!  Download the revised 2019-20 Calendar.


Main Line

Philadelphia Dance Academy
116 Cricket Street in Ardmore

Pups (Ages newborn through 4)
Main Line classes will reopen when we return to onsite classes!


Center City

Major Moment Studio
1624 South Street

Pups (Ages newborn through 4)
Mondays @ 10:30 AM (Lauren)
Thursdays @ 9:30 AM (Lauren)

Chestnut Hill

Chestnut Hill United Church

8812 Germantown Avenue

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

Fridays @ 9:30 AM (Claire)

Society Hill

Old Pine Community Center

401 Lombard Street

Pups (Ages newborn through 4)
Wednesdays @ 9:30 AM (Claire)

Saturdays @ 9:30 AM (Claire)


(ages newborn through four)

First child: $16.50 per class + $30 for at home materials* ($195)
(Reduced to $165 this session.)

Siblings 9 months +: $12.50 per class ($125)
(All siblings attend free this session.)

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 are meeting online. Once enrolled, your teacher will send you a link to log on to our virtual classroom. We have extended the spring session to include twelve 30-minute classes. We have reduced the enrollment fee to $165. We hope this reduction in cost (and extension of classes) will provide affordable fun for all families while staying at home.

(ages four and five years)

First child: $16.50 per class + $40 for at home materials* ($205)


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

Cats classes will not meet during the spring session. We encourage our Cats students to attend our Pups classes designed for all ages to enjoy together!

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 is Monday, March 9.


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 here.  Find 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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