Virginia Suzuki Institute

Virginia Suzuki InstituteVirginia Suzuki Institute
Emory, VA

Come join us for our 48th Anniversary of Music in the Mountains!

The Virginia Suzuki Institute is a small institute nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The campus is beautiful and everything is within walking distance. We have a talent show, evening concerts, games on the lawn, and great activities for the whole family.

Having the Kontras String Quartet in residence for the chamber music program makes this a very appropriate institute for families with students at different ages and levels of playing. There is something for everyone.

Our unique program for Adults allows all ages and stages to enjoy a great week of music making.


June 2020

For Students

For Teachers Instructor Audition



Student Fees

  • Non-Refundable Registration for all sections $100 (includes t-shirt)
  • Suzuki Institute—Pre-Twinkle—Book 2 $345
  • Suzuki Institute—Book 3 up $395
  • Adult Suzuki/Chamber Music Institute $545
  • Kontras Quartet Chamber Music Workshop $595
  • Prelude Chamber Music & Suzuki Institute $545
  • Enrichment electives $75

(Chorus, Arts and Crafts )

Payment plans are available

  • Early Discount if paid in full by April 15 $35 discount per student

Teacher Fees

  • Every Child Can $125
  • Harp Unit 1 $595
  • Piano Unit 1 $595
  • Violin Unit 1 $595
  • Unit 1 & ECC $675
  • Guitar Unit 2 $330

Guitar Unit 3 $330

  • Guitar Units 2 & 3 $660
  • Violin Units 1-4 Overview $330

$100 Teacher Development Tuition discount for teachers with 5 students enrolled.


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. Our scholarships are given in memory of David Sherman, an adult student who loved our institute family, and Elizabeth DeHority, a Suzuki parent and staunch supporter of VSI.

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. Our teacher scholarships are given in memory of Betty Newell, one of our founding directors and Rudy Hazucha, a long time teacher on our faculty.

Housing & Meals

Housing is available in college dormitories. The rooms are double occupancy with 2 twin beds per room. Larger families are housed in adjacent rooms. Independent teens are housed in the teen dorm with dorm counselors. Meals are provided in the college cafeteria. Off campus housing is available in nearby hotels.

We will also have an option of family housing in small apartments on campus.

See our brochure online at for details about the housing and meals.


Emory and Henry College is known for its scenic beauty, including dozens of old maple trees, a spring-fed duck pond, and plenty of open spaces perfect for biking, rollerblading, skateboarding, or just strolling on a summer night. Recreational opportunities include a 9 hole golf course on the grounds, tennis courts, an indoor swimming pool, soccer fields, and nearby hiking. The Virginia Creeper Trail is a popular hike or bike ride for many families. In the evenings there are old fashioned games on the lawn, a firepit with S’mores or soccer with all ages having a great time together.

Other Info

The closest airport for Emory and Henry is Tri=Cities, TN. (TRI) It is an hours drive from campus. We will help you arrange a shuttle if needed.

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.