The San Diego Suzuki Institute provides an opportunity for students to deepen their skills, guided by an internationally acclaimed faculty in a supportive and motivational environment. Throughout the five days on the Point Loma campus, students will receive technique classes, jazz orchestra and many other exciting enrichment opportunities!
Basic Program Tuition: $525
All SDSI students will receive 4 hours of instruction a day starting at 9am. Basic program classes may include the following:
Technique Class | 1 Hour
Single instrument group class that focuses on developing both individual and ensemble skills.
Repertoire Class | 1 Hour
Single instrument group class that focuses on developing Suzuki repertoire along with learning new pieces.
Jazz Orchestra | 1 Hour
Orchestra style jazz class that focuses on developing sight reading and improvisational skills.
Music Mind Games | 1 Hour
Educational games that teach music theory and reading.
Masterclass | 1 Hour
Semi-private lesson with 3-4 students. Each student will take turns having hands on instruction with a trained Suzuki teacher while being able to learn from watching the other lessons.
Play-In | 1 Hour
Large Suzuki style group performance that can either be single instrument or cross instrument.
Concert Attendance | 1 Hour
Develop musicianship by listening to other musicians perform.
Daily Practice | 1 Hour
Enrichment classes take place between 2 and 4pm. Students can enroll in 1 optional class from each time slot. Please note the level requirements for each class.
2:00 Time Slot
Movie Soundtrack Composition | 1 Hour | Mon-Thurs
Using musical skills and materials participants already have, soundtracks will be created for one or more videos. Materials can include singing, playing, Suzuki literature, smart phones or tablets. Each group will work together to learn how to compose new soundtracks for videos. For book 2 and up students only.
3:00 Time Slot
Chamber Music | 1 Hour | Mon-Thurs
Comprised of 3-4 musicians, typically a combination of violin, viola and cello. Each chamber group will be led by a coach that will help to develop small ensemble skills. For book 3 and up students only. Students must already have basic sight reading fluency in order to register.
Introduction to Bass | 1 Hour | Mon-Thurs
Interested in trying the bass? This class is geared toward students already proficient in their main instrument. Class will cover basics such posture, bow hold and finger patterns. For book 3 and up students only. Fee includes cost of instrument rental.