The Ithaca College Suzuki Institutes, the longest running in the Northeast, provide an opportunity to study the philosophy and teaching of renowned Japanese pedagogue Shinichi Suzuki. The institutes are patterned after Suzuki's summer school in Matsumoto, Japan, with teachers, students, and parents sharing in a program of instruction, motivation, and enjoyment.
Our program continues to grow in quality and numbers of students, parents, and teachers who have furthered their study and commitment to the Suzuki method and philosophy here at Ithaca College. An inspiring group of advanced players and artist faculty offer a rich environment to motivate our young students.
Special concerts in the James J. Whalen Center for Music by our faculty and distinguished guest artists lend the instructional program the atmosphere of a music festival. Come celebrate with us, experience the fine teaching of our outstanding faculty, and make new friends among the Suzuki families who travel from across the country and the world to study music at Ithaca, in the heart of the Finger Lakes region!
Our Preludio Program for very advanced violinists will not be held the summer of 2016. This is due to the fact that our two instructors, Tom Wermuth and Allegra Wermuth, have decided to "retire" from teaching at the Ithaca Institute after many years of inspirational teaching. The directors of the Institute believe that the best way forward would be to take a year to locate the very best faculty possible for the future. We look forward to the resumption of the program at the 2017 Ithaca Suzuki Institute!