As this year progresses, parents will begin to plan their summers out, setting time aside for sports camps, vacations, and the like. But what about music? Is there anything special for Suzuki families that they can participate in? The answer is YES!

Summer Suzuki institutes are special camps that provide a musical experience for Suzuki families. Based throughout all regions of the U.S. and Canada, institutes offer activities for students, parents, and teachers in one-week sessions throughout the summer.

Institutes provide a unique opportunity for families to study music outside the normal constraints of daily life. They often include masterclasses, group classes, and recitals as well as enrichment courses that range from music theory, improvisation, and chamber music to choir, dance, and drama classes.

The following are institutes that some of our teachers and students have attended and recommend:


Great Lakes Suzuki Flute Institute

July 10-18, 2020 in Cambridge, ON



Pennsylvania Suzuki Institute

July 19-27, 2020 in Bethlehem, PA



Greater Pittsburgh Suzuki Institute

August 1-9, 2020 in Pittsburgh, PA

Flute, Guitar, Piano


If you’re traveling over the summer, please let us know so that we can recommend Suzuki institutes all throughout the U.S. and Canada that are taking place over the summer, or go to the Suzuki Association’s website to find their listed summer institutes.