new student info - Bainbridge Island

Beginning in September 2022, Suzuki violin lessons for 3-6 year olds will be offered on Mondays on Bainbridge Island! Group classes and events will take place twice a month on Friday evenings and occasional Sundays. Students are also welcome to attend any Seattle classes and events they like!

Classes on Bainbridge Island are taught by Tracy Wiggin, a Suzuki Teacher Trainer and violin instructor with a masters degree in violin performance from Yale University School of Music. Learn more about Tracy here.

Prime your 0-3 year old child for future instrument studies by enrolling in First Steps. This is a Suzuki Early Childhood Education class series designed to create a musical foundation in a joyful environment. First Steps information is found here.

Interested in learning more about Suzuki lessons on Bainbridge Island? Begin a conversation, or observe a pre-recorded lesson or group class by sending an email to


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 Music. It will be enormously helpful to have the music already flowing through the mind of your child by the time of their first lesson.


Required Materials


  • Violin and Bow – wood bow with horsehair.

  • Contoured Shoulder Sponge – medium size.

  • Notebook for parent notes.

  • Suzuki Revised Book One and recording by Hilary Hahn (CD or download)

Suggested Materials 


  • Ability Development from Age Zero, Shinichi Suzuki

  • Teaching From the Balance Point, Edward Kreitman

  • To Learn With Love, W. and C. Starr

  • Stories of Composers for Young Musicians, Kay Kendall

Music Supplies

  • 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.

  • Shar Products: Good source for music and accessories.