2020 Registration Fee

Everyone pays a registration fee: students and participants in teacher training courses.

$40 per family March 1st- March 31st
$70 $40 per family April 1st – May 15th
$100  $40 per family May 16th – June 1st

Please note that registration is conditional upon availability in desired courses.

Student Tuition

Suzuki Early Childhood Education for ages 0-3: $75

Pre-Twinkle Student $250

Books 1-3 (4 students/masterclass): $525

Books 4-7 (3 students/masterclass): $550

Book 8 and up (2 students/masterclass):$575  

Young Artists (violin, viola, cello): $695

Enrichment: Viola for Violinists $75

Enrichment: Dalcroze $75

Enrichment: Music-makers Lab $75

Enrichment: Chamber Music $95


Teacher Workshop Tuition

Every Child Can! $75

Cello Unit 1 $725

Violin Units 2, 5, & 8 $500

SECE Prenatal & Early Years, Stage 2 $640

 *There may be required supplies fees; please see the specific course page for your instrument for details.


We welcome and encourage guests to observe our classes. Please note that teacher workshops are not available for observation. There is no charge to observe classes at institute.  We simply ask that you email the institute office (japanseattle01@gmail.com) to let us know that you are coming. Please consider making a donation to our operating costs via Paypal or dropping off a check in the institute office when you pick up your nametag.

Key Cards

All participants will need a key card (which is also a meal card, if meals are pre-ordered) in order to access buildings and elevators on SPU campus. We recommend keeping keycards behind your name tag. Please do NOT write on them, bend them, or attach stickers. Key cards must be returned at the end of institute, preferably in the same envelope they are issued in.  There is a $20 replacement fee for key cards that are lost, damaged, or not returned.

Payments, cancellations and refunds

You have the option of paying in full at registration or making a $150 deposit and setting up an automatic payment plan. Scholarship applicants are required to make a $25 deposit. Payment in full is due by July 1st. $150 of your payment, per registrant, is non-refundable. No refunds will be issued after July 1st.  You may cancel your registration before May 31st for a full refund.  If we are unable to hold JSSI 2020 due to COVID-19, we will issue full refunds to all who have registered.