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. 

Bainbridge Island: 342 Winslow Way West, Mondays,

10:00-11:00 a.m. 

We are starting a new session: April 19-May 10, 10:00-11:00 a.m. $75 for four classes. Please contact to register.

Upcoming 4 week sessions are: 

May 17, 24, June 7, 14

June 21, 28, 12, 26

August 9, 16, 23, 30

September 13, 20, 27, October 4

Adults are asked to wear a mask. Class size is limited to six families while we are in phase 3 or are able to meet outdoors.

You're Invited! Violin Recital with Tracy Helming Wiggin and Adam Whiting, July 10 at 3:00 p.m. 342 Winslow Way West, Bainbridge Island. Come and hear where music can take you! Performing works by Debussy, Beethoven, and Lalo.



Register for 3 months and your fourth month is free.

Seattle Studio

3025 20th Ave South

Bainbridge Island Studio
342 Winslow Way West

Group Classes - Seattle and Bainbridge Island
St. Clement's Episcopal Church

1501 31st Avenue South, and

342 Winslow Way West

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Photos by Melissa Mamiya