Peaks to Plains Suzuki Institute

Peaks to Plains Suzuki InstitutePeaks to Plains Suzuki Institute
Thornton, CO

Violinist, violist, cellist, and pianist, come join us in beautiful Colorado for an amazing week of music playing. Experience intimate interactions and instructions with our highly respected faculty in groups and master classes, learn something new in our enrichment classes and make new friends! It will be a Suzuki experience you will not forget! Teachers will also be a able to receive short term teacher training. Advanced musicians will have the opportunity to work exclusively with a professional quartet, our resident Phoenix Quartet led by Gabe Bolkosky.


July 2020

For Students

For Teachers Instructor Audition



Student Fees

  • Registration fee, student/individual $65 before 5/10, $130 after 5/10
  • Registration fee, family $85 before 5/10, $150 after 5/10
  • Pre-Twinkle Tuition $325
  • Book 1 and up Tuition $475
  • Advanced String Camp Tuition $695
  • Chamber Music enrichment (excludes Advanced String Camp) $30

SECE: $100/week, or $35/day (no registration fee)

  • Extra Enrichment (ie. fiddle, art, etc ) $75
  • Sibling Enrichment $60
  • T-shirts $15

Teacher Fees

  • Registration fee $65 before 5/10, $130 after 5/10

Violin Unit 4 $525
Violin Unit 5 $525
ECC—$150 (no registration fee)
Cello Unit 1 $750
Cello Unit 5 $525

SECE—Prenatal and Early Years, Stage 2: $585
Observation fee: $50/day, $150/week


PPSI Scholarship

For Students, Amount: $25 - $400, Application due: April 10
Scholarships will be awarded based on need and commitment. A completed application is necessary and parents must be available to work volunteer hours. To apply, go to and follow the instructions carefully. Scholarship deadline is April 10.

Housing & Meals

Housing is available at local hotel/motels. See our website for conveniently located accommodations and special PPSI rates.

A variety of restaurants nearby, within walking and short driving distance.
Food options on campus will also be available.


Outdoor playground and equipment available on campus. Several city rec center with indoor pool, water park, and exercise equipment a few miles away. Boondocks, an amusement center with laser tag, arcade, min golf and more a mile away. Two large shopping/dining centers within 3 miles of the facility. Since the campus is located close to the foothills, there is extensive network of mountain parks, trails and recreation opportunities. Downtown Denver is only 15 miles away.

Other Info

Audition tapes for student honors recital will be accepted. The postmarked deadline is May 20.

Denver International Airport is approximately 30 minutes away.

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.