Greater Austin Suzuki Institute

Greater Austin Suzuki Institute
Austin, TX

The Greater Austin Suzuki Institute is designed to inspire and enrich the lives of students, their families, and the community by offering high quality learning and musical experiences as modeled by Japanese pedagogue Shinichi Suzuki.

The program is designed for violin, viola, cello, bass, and guitar students who currently study through the Suzuki Method, offering activities for students, parents, and teachers. We have 5 divisions of the program: (1) Early Childhood, (2) Preparatory, (3) Foundational, (4) Emerging, and (5) Young Artist. Families attend the Institute together and participate in a wide range of musical and enrichment activities including master classes, repertoire classes, group classes, orchestra, recitals, and more!

Additionally, Suzuki Institutes serve as a training center for Suzuki teachers, which is a way that teachers share ideas, learn new perspectives, and grow. Teacher development follows the approved teacher training curriculum of the SAA.

Our diverse faculty of world renown pedagogues includes many teachers who call Austin their home. We want to share the spirit of community and share an experience that is uniquely Austin. Come join us and be inspired to be a part of the Suzuki community.


July 2020

For Students

For Teachers Instructor Audition



Student Fees

Early Childhood (0-3 years) $75

Preparatory Program (Pre-Twinkle) $370*

Foundational Program (Violin Bk 1-3, Viola/Cello/Bass/Guitar Book 1-2) $520*

Emerging Musicians Program (Violin Bk 4-6, Viola/Cello Bk 3-5, Bass Bk 2-3, Guitar 3+) $575*

Young Artist Program (Violin Bk 6+, Viola Bk 5+, Cello Bk 5+, Bass Bk 3+) $825*

*Early bird discount (-$25) if registered before 3/15
*Late fees if registered after May 1st. We cannot guarantee admission after May 1st registration deadline.

Teacher Fees

$150* Early (by 3/15)
$175* Regular (by 5/1)
$200* Late (after 5/1)

Violin or Cello Unit 1
$750* Early (by 3/15)
$775* Regular (by 5/1)
$800* Late (after 5/1)

Violin 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, Supplemental Rep; Bass 2, 3
$500* Early (by 3/15)
$525* Regular (by 5/1)
$550* Late (after 5/1)

Enrichment- Simplicity of Technique
$375* Early (by 3/15)
$400* Regular (by 5/1)
$425* Late (after 5/1)

*- Tuition includes $50 non-refundable Deposit and SAA fees.

Housing & Meals

Housing is available convenient to the campus at one of the many hotels close by.

Meal plan available at St. Andrew’s Episcopal for students, parents and teacher participants.


Austin is a beautiful capital city focused on supporting small, unique, local business. There are a number of great places to explore the outdoors, from Zilker Park with it’s 15 minute train ride and the great playscape including a “music scape” where kids can play on a variety of giant xylophones, to Lady Bird Johnson Lake where you can rent canoes, kayaks and paddle boards, Barton Springs Pool, and hiking trails in and around the city. There are also many incredible food options available in Austin. Visit the for things to do in Austin.

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.