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What To Bring 

Bring your instrument, your music and any other equipment you use, ie: stools, cushions, rock stops, pre-twinkle foot chart, shoulder rest, sponges, notebook and pencil for notes, music stands, etc. Bring your own lunch each day (see lunch below). 

*Cello students- If you need to rent a cello for use at PPSI, please contact Robertsons to do so. Note- they arrive on Monday and leave on Friday at noon so you will need to find an alternative option for Monday as well as Friday afternoon. Please contact PPSI Director for other local options. 

* Harp students - Harps must be delivered before 9:00 a.m. Monday, July 17 so they can be tuned and ready for afternoon classes.   Harps MUST be tuned by the faculty only.  A $20 tuning fee will be added to your registration form. Bring your own benches, footstools and tuning key.  Every piece of harp equipment must be labeled with your name (Masking tape works well for this.).  If you need to rent a harp while you are here, please contact Pam Eldridge in advance at


You may bring a sack lunch, or there are fast food eateries within walking distance from campus and many more within driving distance. There will also be a concession stand in the cafetorium for snacks/drinks/desserts during lunch each day. 

PPSI T-Shirts

Institute t-shirts MUST be pre-ordered and prepaid by May 31, 2023 to ensure size. Indicate number and size on the registration form. 

Only a limited supply will be available for purchase the week of the Institute.


The following hotels are within a mile of campus. Please call hotels and make reservations on your own.

PPSI receives a special friends and family rate from Hilton Garden Inn and the Candlewood Suites:  

Booking Link for Hilton Garden Inn-Thorton: Hilton Garden Inn

Booking Link for Candlewood Suites-Thorton: Candlewood Suites - Thornton Good Neighbor Rate

More hotel options within 5 miles:

Courtyard Marriott, Fairfield Inn and Suites, Doubletree, Hampton, Holiday Express, La Quinta, Quality Inn, Extended Stay, Motel 6

Directions To School

From Denver:

Take I-25 north to W. 144th Avenue

Turn right (east) on W. 144th to Washington Street

Turn left (north) on Washington

Stargate School will be on the northeast corner of Washington and W.144th

From Fort Collins:

Take I-25 South to W. 144th Avenue

Turn left (east) on W. 144th Avenue

Turn left (north) on Washington

Stargate School will be on the northeast corner of Washington and W.144th


From Boulder:  Take US 36 to McCaslin

Go North (left) on McCaslin

East (right) on W.Dillon Rd

Continue on to  W 144th Avenue

Turn left (north) onto Washington Street 

Stargate School will be on the northeast corner of Washington and W.144th


Robertsons Violin Shop will be on campus Tuesday – Thursday 8 am-4 pm, and Friday 8 am-12 pm for supplies and minor repairs.

Refund Policy

All registration fees are non-refundable. 50% of tuition is refundable if withdrawal is communicated to the director in writing on or before

April 30, 2023. Because of the Institute's commitment to faculty and facility arrangements, applicants who withdraw on or after May 1, 2023 will forfeit all tuition and fees. The ONLY exception to this policy is due to positive COVID (see Participant Waiver for specific COVID policy).

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