Florida Music Institute

Florida Music InstituteFlorida Music Institute
Saint Petersburg, FL

The Florida Music Institute: June 12—15, 2019.

The institute will be held at the First Unity Spiritual Campus, 460 46th Ave North, St Petersburg, Florida. St. Petersburg has become a vibrant arts destination. Many fine restaurants, museums, and shopping are easily accessible on this waterfront city. An outstanding faculty will again join us in celebrating the growth of Suzuki Talent Education in Florida.

Student Development: Students of all ability levels are encouraged to attend as the schedule will permit faculty to offer master classes, as well as technique and group classes for the Pre-Twinkle student up to the most advanced player. Students studying violin, viola, cello, bass, and guitar will enhance their playing and be inspired by those around them.

Teacher Training Every Child Can will be offered on Saturday, June 15, 2019
The city of St. Petersburg has been named the number one Arts Destination in America for a city of its size. We look forward to years of exciting growth and fellowship with families from Florida as well as other parts of the country and world!


June 2019

For Students

For Teachers Instructor Audition



Student Fees

Non-refundable Registration fee of $50 is included in each of the following fees:
Cello, Viola and Violin are offered
PreTwinkle: $400 until April 1, then $425
Book 1-3: $495 until April 1, then $535

  • Book 4—7 $550 until April 1, then $595

Book 8 and Above: $695 until April 1, then $735
Enrichment courses

  • Ensemble $40
  • Fiddling $40
  • Every Child Can! Introductory course for teachers, parents and community members $135 (includes materials)

Teacher Fees

Every Child Can! (ECC) $135

  • Teacher Observer (student classes only) $10 donation requested

Housing & Meals

The Florida Music Institute will be held four miles north of lovely downtown St Petersburg, Florida. Many options for housing exist. Air BnB as well as vacation rentals are abundant in the St. Petersburg-Clearwater area. Choose a location within a few miles of 460 46th Ave N, preferably downtown or on the 4th Street North corridor. Holiday Inn Express (54th Ave N), LaQuinta (4th Street N) and Comfort Inn (54th Ave N) provide more mid-level pricing than downtown.


St. Petersburg is known as an arts destination. Be sure to plan a visit to the Museum of Fine Arts and Salvador Dali Museum. Sailing, kayaking, swimming, tennis, and sunset cruises are also available. There are 20 miles of pristine beaches along this coast of Florida. The beaches are a 15 minute drive from downtown St. Petersburg. Additionally, there are 30 blocks of waterfront park to explore within blocks of the institute. Come for the music and enjoy the artistic beauty and entertainment our fine city has to offer.

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.