Greater Washington Suzuki Institute

Greater Washington Suzuki Institute
Arlington, VA

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The Greater Washington Suzuki Institute, in Arlington, VA, has full programs for violin and cello students and partial programs for viola and bass.  Offerings include master class lessons, repertory classes, chamber music, 5 orchestras, Scottish fiddling, sessions for students on effective practice, daily recitals, Music Mind Games for beginners, and lectures for parents and teachers.

Teacher Development courses:
Every Child Can!, Violin courses Books 1, 3, and 5, Cello Book 2

Enrichment Courses:
Teaching From The Inside Out, Edmund Sprunger
This course will look at the interplay between a growing child’s physical skills, cognitive capacities, and ability to regulate emotions. A specific focus of this course will be the ways in which children depend on their relationships with parents and teachers to develop these skills. The goal of this course is to use this knowledge of the developing child to help children and parents make full use of the information we teachers have to offer them.

The Institute is located at Bishop O’Connell High School, surrounded by a multiplicity of restaurants and close to a metro line giving easy access to all sites of interest in and around Washington, DC. Free parking is available at the school.


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Student Fees

Fees Include $50 Registration Fee

  • +Register Before May 1 Discount* $50/Person
  • +Late Fee* (After June 1) $50/Person
  • Only Child Pre-Twinkle/Twinkle (incl. Music Mind Games) $455
  • Sibling Pre-Twinkle/Twinkle (incl. Music Mind Games) $445
  • Only Child Book 1-3 $465
  • Music Mind Games elective (early Book 1 students) $50
  • Sibling Bk 1-3 $455
  • Only Child Book 4 up $500
  • Sibling Bk 4 up $490
  • Viola/Bass Students (lesson & Orchestra) $325
  • Viola/Bass (Orchestra only) $50
  • Chamber Music/Quartet $285
  • Fiddling $155
  • Every Child Can! (for Parents/Teachers) $190

*Discount/Late Fee excludes Fiddling and Chamber Music

Teacher Fees

All Fees Include the $50 Registration Fee

  • +Register Before May 1 Discount* $50/Person
  • +Late Fee* (After June 1) $50/Person

Please register by May 27!

  • Every Child Can! (for Parents and Teachers) $190
  • Violin Unit 1 $795
  • Violin Unit 3 & 5 $520
  • Cello Unit 2 $520
  • Enrichment Course $330
  • Enrichment Course (if taken as 2nd course) $245

Teacher Observers of Student Lessons: A flat fee of $150 ($50 for SAGWA members)

*Discount/Late Fee excludes Teacher Observers and Enrichment Course (if taken as a 2nd course).

Housing & Meals


The Suzuki Institute will be reserving a block of rooms at the Econo Lodge Metro in Falls Church, one mile from the Institute. 6800 Lee Hwy, Arlington, VA 22213. Transportation is available by Metro Rail and Arlington Bus Transit. Free internet. Rooms are air-conditioned. Please check for updates on room rates and discounts.


Washington DC is a great city for sightseeing: The US Capitol, The White House, monuments, The Library of Congress. Great museums with free admission: Air & Space, National Art Gallery, Natural History, American History, American Indian, African, Asian, Hirshhorn (Sculpture), George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate and garden, National Arboretum with Bonsai pavilions, etc. Not to mention a world of outstanding culinary diversity all accessible by DC’s metro rail.

Bishop O’Connell High School is located near the East Falls Church Metro Station, on the Orange and Silver Lines of the DC Metro Rail. Visit and for information on bus and rail transportation.

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.