Greater Pittsburgh Suzuki Institute

Greater Pittsburgh Suzuki InstituteGreater Pittsburgh Suzuki Institute
Pittsburgh, PA

Cancelled for 2020. Returning in 2021.

The Greater Pittsburgh Suzuki Institute is a full-service small institute located on the campus of an independent school in the Shadyside neighborhood of Pittsburgh, PA. We offer a student institute and teacher training courses on cello, flute, guitar, piano, and violin. We have arranged for very reasonable rates at a suite hotel within walking distance of the institute that offers many amenities, as well as recommendations for nearby airbnb facilities. We welcome students of violin, viola, cello, flute, guitar, and piano.


August 2021

For Students




GPSI Scholarships for Cello, Flute, and Guitar Students

For Students, Amount: Basic tuition of $200, Application due: June 1
We offer scholarships for cello, flute, and guitar students that enable 3 students of each of those instruments who have not received the scholarship in previous years to attend GPSI for $200. That would cover the basic tuition, including masterclasses, group classes, and one elective. There is an additional charge for extra electives. The scholarships are awarded in the order that completed registrations from those requesting them are received, and priority is given to students who are playing in the Suzuki books being offered in the teacher training unit courses. Call us at (412) 414-1156 if you are interested.

Housing & Meals

There is no housing available on campus but we have a special arrangement with a suite hotel within walking distance. Call for more information.

Meals are not available on campus but there is a dining area where participants can eat food they bring. We will sell snacks and drinks. Many restaurants are close to the school.


There are many opportunities for visiting museums, attending sporting events, and sight-seeing in the area. The campus has a large outdoor field for games and a playground. There are public swimming pools close by where participants can swim for a fee each day. There will be electives scheduled during the Parent Education Seminar each day for the regular elective fee.

Other Info

Child care may be available if arranged well in advance. There will be drop-in child care for a small fee.

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.