Japan Seattle Suzuki Institute

Japan Seattle Suzuki InstituteJapan Seattle Suzuki Institute
Seattle, WA

The Japan Seattle Suzuki Institute is entering its 29th year of bringing Japanese, American, and Canadian students, parents, and faculty together to share our practice of Dr. Suzuki’s philosophy and foster mutual respect and understanding through music. Our institute serves commuters in the Seattle area and hosts out-of-town participants in the dorms at beautiful Seattle Pacific University. We offer classes to all levels of students, from Suzuki Early Childhood Education to advanced masterclasses beyond the Suzuki books, as well as teacher workshops.


August 2019

For Students

For Teachers Instructor Audition



Need-based scholarships from JSSI

For Students, Amount: TBD, Application due: May 15
The Japan Seattle Suzuki Institute offers need-based scholarships to a limited number of students. Scholarship applicants must register for JSSI and pay in full; any scholarship amount will be refunded. Scholarship applications are due May 15th and will be available at this link when registration is open. https://japanseattle.org/scholarships/ Please follow the link and scroll down for instructions on writing a letter of recommendation, if your student is applying for a scholarship to JSSI.

Student Scholarships through SAWS

For Students, Amount: $400, Application due: March 1
Scholarships are available for the Japan Seattle Suzuki Institute through the Suzuki Association of Washington State (SAWS). Details are available here: https://suzukiwashington.org/scholarships/?doing_wp_cron=1506558819.2634799480438232421875

Teacher Scholarships through SAWS

For Teachers, Amount: $400, Application due: March 1
Suzuki Association of Washington offers $400 scholarships for teachers who are current members of SAWS and want to continue their Suzuki Teacher Training education by taking short or long-term Suzuki teacher training. Please only apply if you are a SAWS member. More information is available here: https://suzukiwashington.org/scholarships/?doing_wp_cron=1506558819.2634799480438232421875


Seattle Pacific University
3307 3rd Ave W
Seattle WA 98119

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More Info & Contacts


Erin Rushforth, Director

Phone: (425) 298-3014
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Kristina Turner, Assistant Director

Phone: 360-676-0485
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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.