Welcome to STEP

Welcome to the Suzuki Talent Education Program (STEP), in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. We are a non-profit music program dedicated to the teaching of music according to the method and philosophy of Dr. Shinichi Suzuki. STEP’s mission is to employ Suzuki’s method to enrich both the family lives of members of the organization and the cultural life of Newfoundland and Labrador as a whole through music.

What’s Happening?

  • STEP Holiday Concert, Dec 8, 2018

    Come check out some of the finest young string players in the city, as they showcase their talent and inherent love for music this Christmas season. From toddlers to teens, you’ll hear everything from classical to folk, and perhaps even some Christmas tunes!

    Date: Saturday December 8th
    Time: 10am
    Location: George Street Church

    This show is for all ages, and admission is by donation.
    We’re also selling tickets on a fantastic gift basket, featuring local treats and goodies! Tickets are 1 for $5, or 3 for $10.

    Hope to see you there!

  • NSO Field Trip – Masterworks 1

    How would your child like to go to the CIRCUS? The Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra’s first Masterworks concert of the year will feature not only the most accomplished classical musicians in the city, and visiting artist Jens Lindemann on trumpet, but also the dazzling performers of the Wonderbolt Circus! See http://nsomusic.ca/event/masterworks-1-under-the-big-top/ for more information about the event and the music.

    STEP is holding a “field trip” to this concert for students nine and over, with a parent-chaperone. Tickets for students are $10, and must be reserved with us and paid for by September 22. Please contact us soon at step@suzukinl.ca to make sure there will be space for you!

  • Notice of Annual General Meeting 2018

    Annual General Meeting

    September 22nd, 10am
    Location: Sobeys Howley Estates Community Room

    Interested in volunteering in your community?


    STEP is a non-profit organization in St. John’s dedicated to the development of young musicians through the Suzuki Method, governed by a volunteer board of directors who meet each month. We’re seeking 3 new members to join our team at the AGM!

    For more information: step@suzukinl.ca

  • Registration is now OPEN for the 2018-19 year!


    We’re all ready to welcome back our lovely students for another year of fun and learning in making music! Please register as soon as possible so that we can be sure all our classes will have enough students to go ahead.

    Returning families had an email sent to them mid-August with the classes to which their children are assigned. If you did not receive one, or if you have questions about the assignments, please write us at step@suzukinl.ca.

    New families: please write us first and we’ll explain how everything works and what to register for.

    See the Group Class Schedule and Calendar page for class times and dates.


  • Come play with us!

    STEP is accepting new members for the 2018-2019 year! Do you have a child 3 or older to whom you wish to give the gift of a lifetime of music? The Suzuki Talent Education Program has been cultivating beautiful hearts and musical souls in children and families in St. John’s for over 35 years. We offer violin, viola, and cello lessons (private and group) to children as young as 3 – it’s true, the younger they start, the better. They grow so quickly… let us help them blossom.

    Your child will enjoy private lessons in your choice of stringed instrument with one of our highly trained faculty; group classes on Saturday mornings with their friends at the same age and level; and concerts and other events at which to play and listen. Parents are essential team members at STEP; you and your child will learn together and build a strong bond.

    We welcome younger children too, offering “Music With Your Baby” classes for under-threes with their parents. No need to wait – fill your little one’s life with music and fun!

    Please email us at step@suzukinl.ca for more information. You can also sign up for private teaching studio space on our waitlist, or for notification when group registration opens in early September. We would love to hear from you!