Our Story

We have been providing early childhood music classes for Philadelphia's families since 1999.

Some of our teachers have been teaching for us since the business began. Ownership has changed, however. Our classes were originally called Little People's Music which was started by Kathy Brown. In 2007, the business transitioned to Rob Sayer and became The Music Class, Inc.. On June 1, 2017 our long-time manager, Rachel Hoffman, became the owner and the name changed to Sound Start Early Childhood Music.

Since the beginning, we have been very intentional about the content of our classes. Our goal is to help parents enhance their child's music development during the critical first years of life. We have found The Music Class's award-winning, research based curriculum to be the most diverse, developmentally stimulating, and enjoyable curriculum available. We think you will agree!

While our focus has always been on music development, we have heard countless stories of how our classes have helped children develop social skills, motor skills, and speech skills.

We look forward to serving your family! To schedule a free observation class, you can self-schedule your visit on our registration pages, call our office at 215-701-0594 or email our office at office@soundstartphilly.com.

Rachel Hoffman

Sound Start Owner/Director