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Interested in Suzuki violin lessons in Seattle? Come and observe a group class on a Friday evening! If the community and music making captivates you, come and observe a private lesson or two! If your interest continues to grow, we will place you on the waitlist and let you know as soon as a spot becomes available. 

 Contact us to observe a lesson on Bainbridge Island or in Seattle.


Here is a list of supplies you will need to begin lessons. Order the Suzuki Violin Book 1 with Hilary Hahn CD and begin listening as soon it arrives. Recordings are also available for download through Apple MusicIt will be enormously helpful to have the music already flowing through the mind of your child by the time of their first lesson.

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Music Supplies


  • Capitol Music: (206) 622-0171. Your local music store! Please support them!

  • Bishoffberger Violins: (206) 324-3119. Local violin rentals. 

  • Robertson Violins: (505) 889-2999. Source for purchase of all sizes of instruments in New Mexico. They have a 100%instrument value trade up policy.

  • Carrabba Violins: (206) 283-5566. Violin and bow repair and purchase locally.

  • Sten Olsen Violins: (206) 783-7654. Violin and bow repair.

  • Shar Products: Good source for music and accessories.

Required Materials


  • Violin and Bow – center mounted chin rest, wood bow with horsehair.

  • Contoured Shoulder Sponge – medium size.

  • Notebook for parent notes.


  • Suzuki Revised Book One

  • Suzuki Revised Book One CD (William Preucil, violinist)

  • Nurtured By Love by Shinichi Suzuki

Optional Materials 


  • Helping Parents Practice, Ed Sprunger

  • Teaching From the Balance Point, Edward Kreitman

  • Ability Development from Age Zero, Shinichi Suzuki

  • Stories of Composers for Young Musicians, Kay Kendall

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