We look forward to spending the 46th Ithaca Suzuki Institute with you in 2020!

At our institute, you will find a wonderful mix of working toward goals of excellence through passionate learning, friendships, and lots of fun. From master classes, to repertoire classes, to enrichment classes, you will receive top-notch instruction from teachers from throughout the United States and Canada. You will see Dr. Shinichi’s philosophy come alive through each of these world-renowned teachers. Parents will also be inspired to work with their children in new ways as a result of parent talks, observations of their children’s lessons, and through new friendships with other parents who are sharing the Suzuki experience.

To allow for the very best experience when you arrive, make sure that all of your Suzuki review pieces are well-prepared. Following Suzuki’s approach, any piece from any book up to what has been learned can be used for teaching and motivational purposes—in the masterclass lesson, in repertoire class, and in the play-ins. Also, arrive with a plan for a polished piece to play for your masterclass teacher on the first day. “Polished” is usually not the newest piece being worked on, but one you are very comfortable with. This way the teacher can look beyond the notes and find ways to help you progress in other ways, musically or technically. There will be ample chance to practice each day, and you won’t believe the progress you will make!

We look forward to greeting you this summer!


Carrie Reuning-Hummel, Sarah Cummings, and Natalie Brandt Coots, Music Directors


Our new system requires that you pay in full when the registration form is completed. Please be sure you are selecting the correct category for the appropriate week. Specific housing assignments will be shared with you at the time of check-in. Special requests not related to accessibility issues will not be considered when assigning housing. There will be no exceptions to this policy. As always, housing is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so please secure your housing as soon as possible. You must register and complete the payment process using the forms below before your housing will be confirmed. Failure to do so will affect your ability to stay on campus. The deadline for purchasing housing and meals is May 21, 2020.

Registration will begin on March 2, 2020.

Suzuki Student and Teacher Institutes

  • June 28–July 3, 2020
  • July 5–10, 2020
  • June 28–July 10, 2020

Registration will begin on March 2, 2020.