Montana Suzuki Institute

Montana Suzuki InstituteMontana Suzuki Institute
Missoula, MT

We provide an intimate 5 day violin, viola and cello institute for pre-twinkle to advanced (book 7 and above) students, and teacher development courses. Optional enrichment courses including music theory, repertoire, fiddle, ORFF and African drumming are also offered. Our Suzuki faculty is comprised of experienced master teachers from across the country. Classes are held at the University of Montana Music Building which offers spacious classrooms and a beautiful music recital hall.  Affordable and convenient housing and meal plans are available on campus.  Enjoy exploring beautiful Missoula and the surrounding area with opportunities for hiking, biking, rafting, visiting Splash water-park, and much more!


July 2018

For Students

For Teachers Instructor Audition



Student Fees

Early-Bird Registration (received by April 15, 2018) $25.00

  • Pre-Twinkle $375.00
  • Book 1-3 $465.00
  • Book 4-6 $535.00
  • Advanced Violin Bk 7 & up $635.00

The above tuition fees will increase by $25.00 after May 15, 2018

  • Enrichment courses (orchestra, fiddling, improvisation, Orff, African drumming, art,) $50.00

Art supply fee:$10.00

  • Non-Suzuki sibling registration $25.00

Teacher Fees

Early-Bird Registration (received by April 1, 2018) $25.00

  • violin—Unit 1 $655.00
  • Violin—Unit 3 $500.00
  • Teacher observer $50.00 for the week

The above tuition fee will increase by $25.00 after May 15, 2017.
Persons taking ECC or Unit 1 may want extra housing and meals beginning Friday, July 7 or Saturday,
July 8.
Please contact Lamar Blum for rates.
(847) 778-7375 or [javascript protected email address]

College/University Credit

Contact the our office for information on college credit through the University of Montana for violin—unit 1 & 2.

John Driscoll
(406) 721-3194

Housing & Meals

Housing in the University dorm:
July 8—13, 2017.

  • Single room $285.00 per person/ per week
  • Double room $210.00 2 persons/per week

Extra nights available for workshop participants on a per diem basis.

Meals are in the University food service, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF LUNCH & DINNER ON WED., JULY 11

  • Beginning with dinner July 8—ending with dinner July 13: (adult) $140/person

Lunch only—July 9, 10,12,13: $40/person


River tubing, mountain bicycling, hiking, water park, shopping & river rafting are some of the opportunities available for all ages. There are no institute classes held on Wednesday afternoon so that families can explore the area. The climate is usually hot and dry at this time of year.
Information about white-water rafting trips will be available at registration.

Other Info

Visit our website for complete information and registration material.

Registration is held in the Music Building on the University of Montana campus between 1:00 & 2:00 pm Sunday, July 8. Classes will begin at 2:00 p.m.Sunday and continue until 5:00 pm. The opening play-in will begin at 6:45 p.m. in the same building.

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.