Advanced Suzuki Institute at Stanford

Advanced Suzuki Institute at StanfordAdvanced Suzuki Institute at Stanford
Palo Alto, CA

The Advanced Suzuki Institute, held at Stanford University, is for violinists and violists who are Book 4—10 and beyond and cellists who are in Book 3- 10 and beyond. Students all have master classes, technique classes, orchestra, repertoire class, and enrichment classes like Jazz, Music Appreciation, Fiddling, and Viola for Violinists. Students may also register for chamber music and can audition for perform for the Student Recitals.

Our Young Siblings Program supports families who have both advanced students and younger children who don’t yet meet the advanced criteria. These students, depending on their level, will receive master classes, large and small group classes, and musicianship.


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Student Fees

Open to violinists/violists in book 4 and above and cellists and in book 3 and above. Teens (age 12 and above) may stay in our supervised teen dormitory.

  • Advanced Institute Program Feb 15: $585, after April 15 $615

Young Siblings Program $525; after April 15 $545.
Chamber Music Enrichment: $125.
Register early, slots fill quickly!
Scholarships available for viola students! E-mail [javascript protected email address] for more info!

Teacher Fees

  • Violin Unit 4 $475
  • Sunday, Violin Teacher Workshop $135
  • Cello Unit 4 $475

Housing & Meals

Housing is available in university dorms adjacent to the Braun Music Center. Fees include room and board from August 5 (dinner) to August 9 (lunch). Families may stay on or off campus. Teens (12 & up) can elect to stay in supervised teen dormitory.

  • Youth and one adult double $944.
  • Teen dorm (supervised), 12 and up $615.
  • Adult double $495 per person.


Stanford University is located in the San Fransisco Bay Area, about 45 minutes south from San Francisco. The weather is almost guaranteed to be perfect. Recreational activities focus on the outdoors. There are excellent hiking and biking opportunities. The institute offers free evening concerts with guest performers.

Other Info

The Stanford campus is handicapped accessible. Tuition assistants may be offered offered to specially selected students who participate in chamber music. Light rail trains provide transportation to Bay Area attractions. San Francisco and San Jose Airport are within a 45 minute drive by shuttle or car.

The SAA does not run the workshops and summer institutes; it approves separate businesses to run them. For specific information on schedules, enrollment, pricing, housing, etc. please contact sponsoring organizations directly with inquiries. To get your event listed here, please see the Event Listing Guide.