San Diego Suzuki Institute

San Diego Suzuki InstituteSan Diego Suzuki Institute
San Diego, CA

The San Diego Suzuki Institute strives to provide an opportunity for students to deepen their skills, guided by internationally acclaimed faculty in a supportive and motivational environment.  The faculty of SDSI believe that musical creativity comes in many forms and that well-rounded musicians are exposed to a variety of musical avenues.


July 2020

For Students

For Teachers Instructor Audition



Student Fees

  • Student Program for Book 1+ $625
  • Twinkle Program $415
  • Optional Electives for Book 2+ $125 each

Teacher Fees

  • Every Child Can $130
  • Early Childhood Education $650
  • Unit 1 $775
  • Unit 2 and beyond $525


Full Ride Student Scholarship

For Students, Amount: Full Ride, Application due: April 1
We are pleased to be able to offer three full ride student scholarships for the 2020 session. Each scholarship will cover the cost of: -A basic program package and registration fee -One enrichment class of the student's choice -A cafeteria lunch ticket ​Please use the contact page on our website to inquire about full ride scholarship opportunities. Scholarships will be issued on a first come, first serve basis. All applicants will be asked to provide a copy of their free or reduced school lunch forms (or an equivalent document), a video, and a teacher recommendation in order to be eligible for review.

Work Scholarship

For Students, Amount: 62.00, Application due: July 1
Work scholarships are available on a limited basis for parents interested in offering volunteer services. Those who apply for a work scholarship will receive 10% off program tuition in exchange for an an assigned volunteer task. These work scholarships are only available on supply and demand basis only! This means that if all volunteer jobs are currently being taken care of we cannot offer further scholarship opportunities.

Housing & Meals

Housing is available on-campus. All fees include lodging, meals, and linens.

  • Dorm $75/person/night
  • Apartment $350/night, houses up to 5

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.