Newfoundland and Labrador Suzuki Institute

Newfoundland and Labrador Suzuki InstituteNewfoundland and Labrador Suzuki Institute
St. John's, NL

The Suzuki Talent Education Program in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada is a non-profit charitable organization which has been part of the St. John’s arts community for over 35 years. Suzuki Talent Education is a music-education philosophy by which teachers and parents help children learn to play an instrument by the same method that they learn to speak their native language. In St. John’s, we have about 100 violin, viola and cello students who follow the Suzuki curriculum; some also learn Newfoundland fiddling or perform in the award-winning junior or senior orchestras. We host the Newfoundland and Labrador Suzuki Institute every year. If you’d like to learn more about the Suzuki Method and our organization, please visit our webpage or contact us by e-mail at [javascript protected email address].

New DATES! The Newfoundland and Labrador Suzuki Institute takes place in beautiful St. John’s, Newfoundland, June 29th—July 3rd, 2019 at Rennie’s River Elementary.


June 2020

For Students



Student Fees

  • Starting with Suzuki (age 4-9), violin or cello: Earlybird rate: $105, Regular rate $115
  • Pre-Twinkle/Twinkle: Earlybird rate: $240, Regular rate $265
  • Book 1-5: Earlybird rate: $325, Regular rate $360
  • Enrichments (Fiddle, Chamber Group): Earlybird rate: $65/class, Regular rate $75/class

Advanced chamber opportunities available for those Violin Book 6+ (RCM Grade 7), and Cello/Viola Book 4+ (RCM Grade 5). For pricing, please contact us: [javascript protected email address]

Deadlines for Registration + 50% Deposit:
Early Bird—April 27th
Last day—June 1st

Teacher Fees


Housing & Meals

Housing and meals are not provided by the Institute.
Coffee and snack shop is open daily including muffins, fruit, cookies, juice, milk etc.


There are numerous opportunities for recreation including boat tours for whale/bird watching, iceberg viewing, hiking and historic sites such as Signal Hill and Cape Spear. This area of the province was voted the best coastal trip by National Geographic in 2010. There are many arranged social events for all ages, including tweens and teens! Newfoundland is an amazing place to plan a family vacation that coincides with NLSI, where visiting families can take advantage of the incredible scenery and variety of activities our province has to offer.

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.