Nova Scotia Suzuki Institute

Nova Scotia Suzuki InstituteNova Scotia Suzuki Institute
Halifax, NS

Nova Scotia Suzuki Institute | August 7—11th, 2018

Our Summer Institute offerings include master classes, group classes, string orchestra, voice and recitals as well as enrichment courses that in the past have include a Gaelic song choir, theory, crafts, Celtic fiddling, Bodhran / rythmn lessons, hiphop / body rythmn, highland, and step dance. For 2018, we will be offering classes for violinists, violists, and cellists.
Parents are expected to attend classes with their children.

Other Institute activities include free lectures and discussion groups for parents by the teachers, social events such as a Family Fun Fair Picnic, noon hour games and a Cape Breton-style family square dance/Ceilidh. Our small classes allow the students to receive lots of attention from our very talented faculty from across Canada and the USA.

We hope you will join us for a fun-filled week this summer!

For more details about our institute, please see our website at:


August 2018

For Students



Student Fees

Tuition before June 28th:
Pre Twinklers—half day $230
Book 1—8 students $430
Second sibling $420
Third plus sibling $410
registration Fee $15

After June 28th add $30

Housing & Meals

There are hotels and many restaurants next to the conservatory. Contact Christy Hodder [javascript protected email address] for recommendations.


Families coming from out of province or from the USA can make a vacation out their week by enjoying the many sightseeing activities Nova Scotia and near by Prince Edward Island have to offer. During the institute week on Tuesday night there is a big “family fun fair picnic”. On the final Saturday night there is a community “Family Cape Breton square set dance and ceilidh”. There are many local attractions to enjoy including the famous Peggys Cove. A three hour drive away is the beloved “Anne of Green Gables” town and Musical.

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.