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,
Current session: August 17 - October 19. Outdoors while weather permits. Class size is limited to five children and their caregivers so that we can move indoors if there is rain. Adults are asked to wear masks. No classes held on Labor Day, September 7, or on September 21st.
Next session: October 26 - December 21. This session is held indoors with ventilation and a limited class size of five children and their caregivers. No classes held on November 23.
$150 per 8 week session. Classes take place outside while weather permits. Adults are asked to wear a mask. If you join mid session, tuition is pro-rated. Your first week is free!