Florida Music Institute

Florida Music InstituteFlorida Music Institute
Saint Petersburg, FL

The Florida Music Institute will be held in beautiful downtown St Petersburg, Florida from June 11 -16th, 2017. Every Child Can will be offered on June 10, 2017.**

The location of the institute will be the St Petersburg Hilton, which is located near many fine restaurants, museums, and within walking distance to shopping. 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, 2017
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
  • ECC for parents (includes $40 material fee) $125

Teacher Fees

  • Registration (non-refundable) $50

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

  • ECC (includes $30 material fee) $125

Cello Unit 2: $425
Revisiting Violin Unit 1: $400

Observer (student classes only): Donation requested

Housing & Meals

The Florida Music Institute will be held at the St Petersburg Hilton in lovely downtown St Petersburg, Florida. Room rates are $119 per night with the group code: FMI. This rate expires May 9, 2017.

There are many fine restaurants located nearby and a Publix grocery store for those wishing to eat in their rooms. Request a room with a refrigerator for your food (most rooms have them). Contact the Hilton and be sure to use code FMI to secure your room and the group rate. (800)445-8667.


The Gulf coast boasts beautiful beaches, sunsets and a wide array of cultural activities. Visit the Salvador Dali Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts. Arrive on Saturday, June 10th for the wonderful art walk. Sailing, kayaking, swimming, tennis, and sunset cruises are also available here.
On Sunday, June 11th at 1 PM, students have the opportunity to play the National Anthem at the Tampa Bay Rays Game. Students must be in book two and must register to play. Rehearsal will be at 11 AM on Sunday, June 11th at the Hilton.

Other Info

Parking will be available at the St Petersburg Hilton for a rate of $10 per day. The hotel will issue the parking passes. There is also street parking available with metered parking.

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.