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 2013/2014 year will be published here when available. Also check out the News (that you ought also to be getting by e-mail; if not, please let us know!), 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 webmaster (and Suzuki mom) Heather Patey.
The Fall 2013 edition of the STEP News is now available in downloadable PDF and HTML online versions. Give it a read - there are important details in there about Graduation, our first Solo Concert on the 27th, and more!
Group Class Saturday Dates
The dates for Saturday group classes are as follows:
- September 21
- October 5, 19
- November 2, 9, 30
- January 11, 18
- February 1, 15, 22
- March 8, 22
- April 5, 26
- May 3, 24, 31
All Group Classes take place at MUN School of Music, between 9am and 12:30pm. You're always welcome to visit and observe a class, with or without your child: visit Josh at his desk in the main-floor corridor for directions.
UPDATED (again!) GROUP CLASS SCHEDULE! Please refer to the Latest Group Class Schedule (as of October 4th) for times, teachers and locations of Group Classes. This schedule is subject to change: make sure you have the most up-to-date version.
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 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, registration, private lessons and more. We'd be happy to answer your questions and set you up for fall registration.
New students welcome in Early Childhood Education program
STEP welcomes Early Childhood Education students from birth to age 3.
Group classes for our youngest students take place two Saturday mornings a month, at MUN School of Music, starting in September. You can read more about the classes on our "Twinkle Toes" page.
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