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 together and participate in a wide range of musical and enrichment activities including master classes, repertoire classes, group classes, orchestra, recitals, and more!

Suzuki Institutes serve as a training center for Suzuki teachers. Teacher development in 2022 will be offered virtually and/or in-person following the approved teacher training curriculum of the SAA—please see our website for more specific information about courses.

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.


No upcoming events. Please check back later for future events.



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 sets guidelines for Suzuki institutes, festivals and teacher workshops and sanctions separate organizations to manage such events. For specific information on schedules, enrollment, pricing, housing, etc. please contact sponsoring organizations directly. Please see the Event Listing Guide regarding the posting of events.