Greater Pittsburgh Suzuki Institute

Greater Pittsburgh Suzuki InstituteGreater Pittsburgh Suzuki Institute
Pittsburgh, PA

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 2020

For Students

For Teachers Instructor Audition



Student Fees

  • Non-Refundable Registration fee $25/family before May 1, 2020; $35/family May 1—May 31; $45/family June 1—June 30; $55/family July 1—15—Deadline July 15


  • Pre-Twinkle $300
  • Book 1, age 5 and under $340
  • Books 1 and 2, age 6 and above $360
  • Books 3 and above $440
  • Extra Electives $75 each

Teacher Fees

  • Every Child Can $135
  • Unit 1 $750
  • Unit 1 & ECC $800
  • Other Unit courses $450 each,

any 2 units together $800

  • Practicum courses $400


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.

PLEASE NOTE: The Greater Pittsburgh Suzuki Student Institute begins in the afternoon of Sun., August 2, 2020. Registration will take place at noon and the first class will begin at 1:30pm. We schedule the Sunday classes in order to have all of Friday afternoon free for concerts without penalizing those who have regular classes scheduled in the afternoon. The Sunday afternoon activities are not optional but are regular classes.

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.