Green Mountain Suzuki Institute

Green Mountain Suzuki InstituteGreen Mountain Suzuki Institute
Rochester, VT

Cancelled for 2020. Returning in 2021.

Green Mountain Suzuki Institute combines the special beauty of Vermont with a stellar faculty and staff, steeped in the Suzuki philosophy of love, joy and excellence. There is a wonderful sense of community at this Institute, with many families returning year after year, from all over America and beyond! Suzuki violin, viola, cello, flute and piano mini-private and group classes, along with orchestra, composition, fiddling and an excellent chamber music program are balanced with non-instrument electives and plenty of outdoor soccer and swimming time. The program is carefully and very personally designed for the ages and levels of those who enroll.


July 2021

For Students




GMSI Scholarship

For Students, Amount: $80, Application due: April 1
Any family that needs financial support in order to come to GMSI can take an automatic $80 scholarship that will be credited toward tuition. If a family needs more support that this, they should contact the director, Pam Reit.

Housing & Meals

The picturesque New England town of Rochester is conveniently located on Route 100 in central Vermont, approximately 1.25 hours from Burlington, VT, 1 hour from Hanover, NH and 3 hours from Boston, MA. The institute is based at the Rochester School, and has classes in several locations surrounding the town center. Local restaurants and businesses are all within walking distance. Private rental housing is available (many of the townspeople put their homes on for the week!), and local B&Bs and inns are also ready to welcome you. Please make your reservations early because Rochester is a popular vacation destination.


Rochester is located in the heart of the Green Mountains in central Vermont. Local swimming holes and hiking and biking trails abound. Rochester is home to a number of riding stables, a first-class bicycle rental shop, a berry-picking farm and more. The school playground is available all day, as well as playing fields, where soccer games are usually happening most of the day!

Other Info

All of our classrooms and facilities are handicapped accessible.

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.