Our performance group, the STEP Suzuki Strings, is a multi-generational ensemble comprised of STEP teachers, parents, alumni, friends and students aged 4 to adult. We perform the core Suzuki repertoire along with a wide range of supplemental pieces, including classical masterworks, international folk and holiday music, Celtic and fiddle tunes, hymns and spirituals, movie themes, Latin, swing, blues and jazz.
We rehearse in STEP group classes on Wednesday evenings. Book 1 students attend biweekly classes, and students in Books 2 and above attend weekly classes. Classes overlap so different levels can play music together and learn from one another. Each concert features several pieces where all ages perform together, often with the youngest students singing a folk song, such as this performance of Wai Bamba, a folk song from Zimbabwe.