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

  • May 23, June 6, 13, 20

  • August 8, 15, 22, 29

  • September 12, 19, 26, October 3

  • October 10, 17, 24, 31

  • November 7, 14, 28, December 5

  • January 9, 16, 23, 30

Masks are optional.

New and returning students may register for upcoming classes now!:




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




If your child is a returning student, you may register for three consecutive sessions and get the fourth session at no charge here: