Advanced Suzuki Institute

Advanced Suzuki InstituteAdvanced Suzuki Institute
Santa Clara, CA

The Advanced Suzuki Institute is for violinists, violists, cellists and guitarists who are Book 1-10 and beyond. We will be at Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, CA in the Silicon Valley.

ASI is comprised of three student programs + Chamber Music (by audition, minimum book level required):

  1. Virtuoso Program (Suzuki Violin Bk. 7-10 and beyond)
    Post-Suzuki repertoire class, advanced technique/scales class, orchestra, masterclass, and enrichment class. In lieu of or in addition to enrichment, students may also audition and register for chamber music.

  2. Advanced Program (Suzuki Violin Bk. 4-6; Viola, Cello, Guitar Bks. 4-9)
    Suzuki repertoire class, technique class, orchestra, masterclass, and enrichment class. In lieu of or in addition to enrichment, students may also register and audition for chamber music.

  3. Pre-Advanced Program (Violin, viola, cello , guitar book 1-2, post-Twinkles)
    Supports families who have students who don’t yet meet the advanced criteria. These students will receive masterclass, repertoire/technique class, enrichment class, and reading/ensemble class.


July 2023

For Students



Student Fees

Open to violinists, violists, cellists, and guitarists in Book 1-10+! Teens age 12+ may stay in our supervised teen dorm. Students under 12 need a parent to accompany them.

  • Virtuoso Program AND Advanced Program (violin, viola, cello, guitar bks 4-10+) $995 through April 24; $1145 after April 24
  • Pre-Advanced Program (violin, viola, cello, guitar bks 1-3 post Twinkles) $850 before April 20; $945 after April 20
  • Chamber Music (violin, viola, cello: with audition) $100
  • Solo Honors Recital Audition $10

Teacher Fees

ONLINE: Cello Enrichment with Avi Friedlander: TBD
Sunday only, Violin Teacher Workshop: TBD
Sunday only, Cello Teacher Workshop: TBD
Sunday only, Guitar Teacher Workshop: TBD

  • Daily Observation $60/day OR $200 for Monday-Thursday
  • Daily Observation with student enrolled at ASI $35/day


Chamber Music Scholarship

For Students, Amount: TBD, Application due:
Some chamber music tuition assistance may be available to advanced viola and cello students. Please check our website for updates:

Housing & Meals

Families may stay on or off campus.
Housing is available on the Santa Clara University campus (Sunday-Wednesday nights). Additional night housing available.
Fees include room & board from July 17 dinner through July 21 lunch.
Teens 12+ can stay in our supervised teen dormitory for an additional fee.
On campus housing includes twin beds.
Commuter Lunch (Monday-Thursday, 4 meals) available

Family Dorm Room Housing (communal bathroom)
Family Dorm Suite Housing (private bathroom)
Teen Dorm Housing with supervision for students age 12+ (communal bathroom)


Santa Clara University is located in the Silicon Valley about an hour south of San Francisco. The weather is almost guaranteed to be perfect. Recreational activities can be found on campus and historic landmarks can be visited. Commuter families can bring scooters to use on campus. The institute offers free evening concerts with guest performers.

Other Info

The Santa Clara University campus is handicapped accessible. Tuition assistance may be offered to viola and cello students who participate in chamber music. The San Jose Airport (SJC) is only 3 miles away.

The SAA sets guidelines for Suzuki institutes, festivals and teacher workshops and sanctions separate organizations to manage such events. For specific information on schedules, enrollment, pricing, housing, etc. please contact sponsoring organizations directly. Please see the Event Listing Guide regarding the posting of events.