Each violin student is expected to attend a weekly group class with Suzuki Talent Education of Pasadena (STEP). Group classes are as important as private lessons and teach ensemble skills that can only be taught in a group format. Students learn to play as an ensemble and learn to be both a leader and a follower. Learning together and creating violin friendships help to boost motivation, enthusiasm, and joy for learning. Parents get to know each other and form a close-knit parent community. More information about the STEP schedule and tuition can be found at their website.