Seattle's Premier Summer Music Institute Since 1988

Japan-Seattle Suzuki Institute SAA Approved

Join us for an inspiring blend of musical excellence,

learning, interaction and connection with friends

Bass, Cello, Viola, Violin & Early Childhood Education

Students: August 2-6, 2021

Teachers: August 1-14, 2021

Our live, virtual program allows young musicians to learn from master-level Suzuki instructors,
including Amy Barston, Kate Jones, Ed Sprunger, Cathryn Lee, Allen Lieb, Sandra Payton, Danny Gee Cordova, Carrie Salisbury, Alice Ann O’Neill, Blake Brasch, Danette Warren Schuh, Jared Ballance, and many more!

Our featured guest, Japan’s renowned cellist and teacher trainer, Nakajima Sensei,
will offer a teacher talk and student performance.

This summer, be inspired, be engaged, be heard! 

Japan-Seattle Suzuki Institute

Students of all levels will receive individualized training and performance opportunities.

These 5 days will reignite musical passion and set the stage for new levels of success as students...

• Connect with top-tier faculty

• Improve technique and develop artistry

• Eliminate practice barriers with increased motivation & effectiveness

• Perform in a collaborative and supportive environment 

• Make new friends who share a love for music

• Get ready for the return to school and youth orchestras

• And have fun!

Worried about your child losing interest this summer?
Want to give your musician a headstart this fall?

Join us this August for JSSI!

Reignite your child’s love of music this summer and set the stage for new levels of success!

In celebration of Dr. Suzuki’s Legacy,
the Japan-Seattle Suzuki Institute 2021 Online Summer Program includes:

 Courses and Performances

  • Pre-Twinklers to Book 10+ on violin, viola, cello, and string bass, plus Suzuki Early Childhood Education
  • Young Artist Program with Juilliard’s Amy Sue Barston and Concertmaster Jeff Thayer 
  • Masterclass, technique, and repertoire classes
  • Dalcroze Eurythmics, StringsPop arranging, Music-Making Lab, and anatomy/warms-ups for musicians 
  • Teen Symposium, with special guest speaker Allison Loggins-Hull, composer of “Stolen”
  • Honors Recitals 
  • Live Informal Recitals

Featured Artist Performance by Amy Sue Barston, Cellist 


Teacher Training

  • Violin Unit 2 with Ed Sprunger
  • Violin Unit 4 with Cathryn Lee
  • Violin Unit 8 with Allen Lieb
  • Violin Teaching Strategies with Ed Sprunger
  • Suzuki Early Childhood Education Curriculum Revision with Danette Warren Schuh and Sharon Jones

With special guest, Japan’s renowned cellist and teacher trainer,
Nakajima Sensei 


Collaboration and Support

  • Lunch Bunch parent discussion series led by teacher and parent Stacy Smith
  • Evening parent talks featuring psychotherapist and teacher trainer Ed Sprunger
  • Practice sessions with a buddy
  • Tech support available to optimize your remote set-up

Join us! Keep the joy of music and drive for improvement alive this summer!

Register today! Class sizes are limited.