Peaks to Plains Suzuki Institute

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

Peaks to Plains Suzuki Institute, located near Boulder, CO, is known as much for our warm and inclusive atmosphere as for our renowned faculty and outstanding student programming that spans all ages (3 weeks—22 years old) and levels. We also believe in supporting teachers of all levels of experience by providing opportunities to further their own study at PPSI. 2024 Student Programming includes: SECE, Suzuki violin, viola, cello, flute, and piano as well as Advanced Programs in Violin, Viola, Cello and Piano (daily master class, repertoire, enrichment class, and chamber music with the Bayberry Quartet). 2024 Teacher training courses include: SECE Revisting Stage 1 (Danette Warren), 10 hour enrichment course “the Nuts and Bolts of Group Class” for both new and seasoned violin teachers (Christie Felsing), Cello Unit 7 (Blake Brasch). Scholarship opportunities are available! Check us out! We welcome you to join us for another amazing summer!


July 2024

For Students

For Teachers Instructor



Student Fees

Suzuki Programming for SECE, Violin, Viola, Cello, Flute, and Piano students
Advanced Violin, Viola, Cello, and Piano Programming (violin- Kimberly Meier-Sims and Stephen Sims/ viola- Gabe Kitayama-Bolkosky and Matt Dane/ cello- Blake Brasch, Laura Usiskin, and Mary Walters/ Chamber Music with Bayberry Quartet/ piano- Bret Serrin)

Teacher Fees

July 15-19:
Cello— Unit 7—Blake Brasch
Violin—"The Nuts and Bolts of Group Class-an enrichment course focused on polishing group class skills and expanding one’s
toolbox for both new and seasoned violin teachers"- Christie Felsing
SECE- Revisiting Stage 1 (online and in person concurrently)—Danette Warren


PPSI scholarships

For Students, Amount: ranges, Application due: April 1
Scholarship opportunities are available for need based students and teachers. Please apply by the deadline of 4/1/24.

Other Info

Important dates:

Early Registration: January 22- January 31, 2024
Regular Registration: February 1- April 21, 2024
Late Registration: on or after April 22, 2024
(note: Late registration is limited to class availability. Please check with the Director to see if there are any openings.)
PPSI Scholarship Application due date- April 1, 2024
Honors Audition Application due date- May 1, 2024

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