Montana Suzuki Institute

Montana Suzuki InstituteMontana Suzuki Institute
Missoula, MT

We provide an intimate 5 day violin and cello institute for pre-twinkle to advanced (book 7 and above) students, and teacher development courses. Optional enrichment courses include string ensemble, art, fiddling, kindermusik and African drumming.

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 2020

For Students

For Teachers Instructor Audition



Student Fees

  • 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 June 15, 2020.

  • Enrichment courses (string ensemble, fiddling, Kindermusik, African drumming & art) $50.00

Art supply fee:$10.00

Family Discount: First child pays full registration cost, then $50.00 discount for each additional child from the same family.

Teacher Fees

  • Every Child Can $135.00
  • Violin Unit 1 $655.00

The above tuition fees will increase by $25.00 after June 15, 2020.

  • Teacher observer $75.00 for the week

Persons taking ECC or Unit 1 may want extra housing and meals for Friday, July 10 and/or Saturday, July 18.

See our website on rates for extra meals & housing

College/University Credit

Undergraduate or graduate credit for the Violin Unit 1 available through the University of Montana. Please contact us for more information.

Housing & Meals

Housing in the University residence halls:
July 12-17, 2019.

  • Single room $270.00 per person/ per week
  • Double room $420.00 2 persons/per week

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

Meals in the University Food Zoo:

  • Full meal pass (15 meals) $135.00/person

Sunday dinner through Saturday breakfast, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF LUNCH & DINNER ON WED., JULY 15.

  • Lunch only pass (4 meals) $40/person

There is no charge for children ages 3 and under.

See our website on rates for extra meals and housing.


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, fly fishing and river tubing 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 12:00 pm & 1:30 pm Sunday, July 12. CLASSES WILL BEGIN AT 2:00 PM 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.