Florida Music Institute

Florida Music InstituteFlorida Music Institute
Saint Petersburg, FL

The Florida Music Institute: June 10—15, 2018.

The institute will be held at the First Unity Spiritual Campus, 460 46th Ave North, St Petersburg, Florida. The Hampton Inn (80 Beach Drive NE) is one of the host hotels. 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 10, 2018
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!


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Student Fees

  • Registration per family (non-refundable) $100

Late fee: Postmarked or online after April 1…$50; After May 1…..$100

  • Book 1-3 $410
  • Book 4 & up $465

Enrichment courses

  • Ensemble $60
  • Fiddling $60
  • Every Child Can! Introductory course for teachers, parents and community members $125 (includes $40 material fee)

Teacher Fees

Revisiting Violin Unit 1: $400

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

Housing & Meals

The Florida Music Institute will be held in lovely downtown St Petersburg, Florida. There is a group room rate available at the Courtyard Marriott hotel, 300 4th Street N for $139 per night and the Hampton Inn, 80 Beach Drive NE for $149 per night. Parking is $16 per day. Rates expire on May 1, 2018.


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.