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?

  • Registration for Group Classes in 2019-2020 is OPEN!

    Registration for next year’s group classes is OPEN! Please read the new Family Handbook (PDF) outlining our updated policies and procedures, and our brand new Group Class Calendar; then head to the STEP Registration 2019-2020 page to fill in the form for your family. Paper forms, and printed Family Handbooks, will be available at Group Class and the Final Concert.

    Once the form is complete, payment can be made by Interac e-transfer to step@suzukinl.ca, or by cash or cheque to our Administrator (on a Group Class Day or concert day) or to your private teacher. Registration will remain open through September.

  • Come play with us!

    STEP is accepting new members for the 2019-2020 season! 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 Early Childhood Education 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 We would love to hear from you!