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!
New for 2018 is our Advanced Viola Program for students in book 5 and above. For more information click here.
The two week Heifetz Violin Program designed for those students
who have completed one or more major concertos such as Bruch,
Mendelssohn, and Lalo. Details may be found under the "Student