Education for Happiness Suzuki Institute

Education for Happiness Suzuki InstituteEducation for Happiness Suzuki Institute
Ann Arbor, MI

Education For Happiness strives to serve the community through warmhearted and compassionate education. Our approach focuses on the character and well-being of the teacher and learner, leading to a better educated and happier society. EFH is now offering online courses and events for students year-round designed to help students, teachers, and families develop the social, emotional, and technological skills needed to thrive in an online learning environment while deepening their musical studies and building personal connections with learners from all over the world. Our mission is to nourish Suzuki students and parents, foster compassion and connectivity, and to infuse joy into our Suzuki world and community at large.

EFH also sponsors P2V (PhoenixPhest Virtual), a unique, systematic approach to learning chamber music online using a free Digital Audio Workstation and Zoom. Created by the Bayberry String Quartet, the method is designed to reach musicians of all ages, skill levels, and locations. The curriculum accommodates in-person, virtual, and hybrid chamber music circumstances and distinguishes itself by promoting the development of concrete musical skills, virtual music-making, as well as social interaction that fosters empathy and inclusiveness.


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Need based scholarship available

For Students, Amount: up to half tuition, Application due: July 1
Submissions with 1040 forms will be given top priority.

Need based scholarship available

For Teachers, Amount: up to half tuition, Application due: July 1
Submissions with 1040 forms will be given top priority. Please email [javascript protected email address]


6 Lois Court
Ann Arbor MI 48103

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More Info & Contacts


Gabriel Bolkosky, Executive Director

Phone: 888-929-4383
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Wendy Tangen-Foster, Director of Suzuki Programs

Phone: 651-491-7493
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