Suzuki Talent Education Program
of St. John's, Newfoundland
This is the website of the Suzuki Talent Education Program in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Suzuki Talent Education is a music-education philosophy by which teachers and parents help children learn to play an instrument by the same method that they learn to speak their native language. In St. John's, we have about 100 violin, viola and cello students who follow the Suzuki curriculum; some also learn Newfoundland fiddling or perform in our award-winning orchestra. We host the Atlantic Canada Suzuki Institute every June. If you'd like to learn more about the Suzuki Method and our organization, please read the Background and FAQ pages; feel free to contact us with any questions.
Member families and local teachers: this site aims to be your primary reference to the goings-on of STEP. All schedules and reference material for the 2015/2016 year will be published here when available. Also check out the Reference for Members page for useful information, Classifieds for instruments and music-related items, and more. If you have news to share, questions, comments or suggestions about the webpage, send them on to your friendly neighbourhood volunteer webmaster Heather Patey.
GROUP CLASSES UNDERWAY
Next group class is in ONE WEEK, Nov. 28th.
NEW SOLO CONCERT SCHEDULE
We have moved one of our Spring solo concerts to December 5th - no need to wait months if you're ready to perform! Here is an updated Saturday time schedule (as of Nov 3rd) with the new dates on it.
New Students Welcome at STEP
Do you have a young child in whom you'd like to instil a love of music, instrumental skills, increased focusing and listening abilities, ease with performing, and a lifelong foundation in cultural pursuits?
STEP has cultivated beautiful hearts and musical souls in children and families in St. John's for over 30 years. Parents work with their children from any age from 3 up to teenage, in both individual and group settings with our experienced, internationally-certified teachers. The violin or cello is taught by the same method the child learns to speak: through repetition, encouragement, small steps, and constantly building and reinforcing their skills. Our students learn to perform with confidence, both solo and in a group of their peers, and they become part of a musical community that will benefit them throughout their lives.
Our teachers have space right now for new students in either violin or cello, for ages 3 and up.
We encourage you to observe the teaching process before joining: our teachers would welcome you to their studio for a visit.
Please email our friendly staff, Josh and Heather, at email@example.com for information on our schedule, joining STEP, private lessons and more. We'd be happy to answer your questions and help you begin your journey.
"Music With Your Baby": Early Childhood Education
STEP teaches Early Childhood Education from birth to age 3.
Group classes for our youngest students take place two Saturday mornings a month, at MUN School of Music (dates below).
There is one time slots for children up to age 2.5, and one for those aged 2.5 to 3.
The older children take "Transitions" class, to start planting the seeds of skills they'll need for real violin or cello lessons very soon.
Contact us to receive waitlist information for January 2016.
Calendar and Schedule for FALL/WINTER/SPRING 2015-16
Have a look at our latest Saturday time schedule (as of Nov 3rd). It may undergo some small changes, so make sure you have the latest version!
Here is the list of ALL our events for this year. All Solo Concerts are at 11:00am at MUN School of Music unless otherwise noted.
August 29th, In-person Registration September 19th, Group Class September 26th, Group Class October 17th, Group Class October 24th, Solo Concert 1, MOVED TO MMAP GALLERY, A&CC October 31st, Group Class November 14th, Graduation Concert, MOVED to St. David's Church, 98 Elizabeth Ave November 14th, Annual General Meeting, MOVED to St. David's Church, 98 Elizabeth Ave November 21st, Group Class
- November 28th, Group Class
- NEW: December 5th, Solo Concert 2
- December 12th, Christmas Play-In: George St. United Church, 11am
- December 19th, YV/Orchestra Concert
- January 9th, Group Class
- January 16th, Solo Concert 3
- January 23rd, Group Class
- January 30th, Solo Concert 4
- February 6th, Group Class
- February 13th, Group Class
- February 20th, Solo Concert 5
- February 27th, Group Class
- March 5th, Solo Concert 6
- March 12th, Group Class
- March 19th, Group Class
- April 2nd, Group Class
- April 9th, Solo Concert 7
- April 23rd, Group Class
- April 30th, Solo Concert 8
- May 7th, Group Class
- May 14th, Group Class
- May 28th, Group Class
- June 4th, YV/Orchestra Concert
- June 11th, Final Concert
- June 27-July 1st: Atlantic Canada Suzuki Institute
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