Virginia Suzuki Institute

Virginia Suzuki InstituteVirginia Suzuki Institute
Emory, VA

VSI is located in the heart of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. It is a lovely college setting that lends itself to a safe, supportive Suzuki environment. The campus is located near the Virginia Creeper Trail, historic Abingdon and Mt. Rogers Recreation Area.

The Virginia Suzuki Institute is a perfect fit for families with students of multiple ages, levels and instruments. Students can register for a traditional institute program with masterclasses, group lessons, theory/orchestra and play-ins. Older and more advanced students can register for chamber music and jazz programs that share grounding in Suzuki philosophy and provide additional enrichment in their area of interest. Recreational opportunities including an indoor pool and space for informal play and games.
Evening programs for families and students round out the days in the idyllic setting of this small college campus.


June 2024

For Students

For Teachers Instructor



Student Fees

  • Registration $100
  • Suzuki Institute $395
  • Kontras Chamber Music Workshop $595
  • Adult Suzuki and Chamber Music Workshop $595
  • Prelude Chamber Music and Suzuki Institute $525
  • Jazz and Suzuki Institute $525
  • Electives $50 each for Art or Chorus

Teacher Fees

  • Registration Fee $100
  • Every Child Can $125

Unit 1: Violin $650

  • ECC & Unit 1 $725

Unit 2: Cello $395
Unit 3: Piano $395
Teaching Strategies: Piano/Cello $295
Unit 2 Plus Teaching Strategies: Cello $640
Unit 3 Plus Teaching Strategies: Piano $640

Student classes will be on campus. Teacher Workshop Courses will be online and in person. In-person is always preferable, but by adding the online component, we hope to enable more teachers to participate.

College/University Credit

We are able to provide teacher workshop participants with a certificate of participation which may be submitted to your school administrator for use as continuing education hours.


Scholarships for Students

For Students, Amount: $50 - $150, Application due: April 15
Partial scholarships are available for students, based solely upon financial need. See for more information and application form.

Scholarships for Teachers

For Teachers, Amount: $50 - $150, Application due: April 15
Partial scholarships are available for teachers, based solely upon financial need. See for more information and application form.

Housing & Meals

Please check our website for our Room and Board pricing. Housing is available in college townhouses. Meals are available in the Emory and Henry cafeteria and include vegetarian, gluten free, and vegan options.


The campus at Emory and Henry has a 9 hole golf course, an indoor/outdoor swimming pool, soccer field, and tennis courts, walking/biking paths, and access to Martin Brock Student Center with a game room and basketball court. Many students bring bikes, and scooters to use on campus with helmets. Nearby attractions include Backbone Rock, Hidden Valley Lake , The Channels, Hungry Mother State Park, Bristol Motor Speedway, The Barter Theater and the famous Virginia Creeper Trail. The outdoor venues provide opportunities for hiking, biking, bouldering, rock climbing, swimming, and camping.

Other Info

The nearest airport is Tri-Cities Airport (TRI) in Johnson City, TN. We will be happy to assist you in arranging transportation to the campus if you fly in. If you wish to rent a car and drive up, the nearest large airport is Douglas International Airport in Charlotte, NC. (CLT)

The SAA sets guidelines for Suzuki institutes, festivals and teacher workshops and sanctions separate organizations to manage such events. For specific information on schedules, enrollment, pricing, housing, etc. please contact sponsoring organizations directly. Please see the Event Listing Guide regarding the posting of events.