first steps

First Steps is a Suzuki Early Childhood Class designed to lay a foundation for lifelong learning by the Suzuki Association of the Americas. First Steps is a class for very young children that aims to develop musical ability early, expand vocabulary, creativity, and discipline, develop cooperation, trust, and patience.


The class follows a two week alternating curriculum which includes action rhymes, songs, instrument introduction, and interactive opportunities. Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.


Children finishing this program have a heightened sense of rhythm, pulse, pitch, increased fine motor skills and singing ability which makes the introduction of musical instruments and Suzuki music lessons natural and enticing. ​Continuing attendance of these classes through age three provides children with a solid foundation for instrument studies which may begin as early as age 3 1/2. 

A new cohort of Suzuki violin students will start in September, 2022 on Bainbridge Island. More information at Violin Suzuki Studies.

Bainbridge Island: 342 Winslow Way West, Mondays,

10:00-11:00 am 

Dates 2021/2022

  • December 13, January 3,10, 24

  • January 31, February 7, 14, 28

  • March 7, 14, 28, April 4

Adults are asked to wear a mask. Class size is limited to 9 families.

Register for three consecutive sessions and get the fourth session at no charge. 

Tuition is non-refundable. Make-ups or refunds are not available for missed classes.

First Steps January 31, February 7, 14, 28:  $75

First Steps March 7, 14, 28, April 4:  $75


First Steps April 18, 25, May 2, 9:  $75

First Steps: Four Consecutive Sessions for the price of three!