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  • Early Registration:

January 22- January 31, 2024

  • Regular Registration:

February 1- April 21, 2024

  • Late Registration:

on or after April 22, 2024

(Note: late registration is subject to class availability. Please check with the Director to see if there are any openings.) 

  • PPSI Scholarship Application due date: on or before April 1, 2024

  • PPSI Honors Audition Application due date: on or before May 1, 2024


PPSI Fees:

  • Every participant pays a tuition fee and a non-refundable registration fee. (SECE students and teacher observers are exempt from the registration fee.)

  • Some instruments and programs require additional fees. Please see below for more details.

Scroll to the bottom of this page to read the Refund Policy. 

Registration Fee:

A registration fee is required for every participant except for SECE students and teacher observers.

Registration fees are non-refundable.

  • Early Registration (January 22- January 31, 2024):

$60 – individual (enrolling one person in a family)

$110 – family (enrolling more than one person in a family)

  • Regular Registration (February 1- April 21, 2024):

$75 – individual (enrolling one person in a family)

$125 – family (enrolling more than one person in a family)

  • Late Registration (on or after April 22, 2024):

$130 – individual (enrolling one person in a family)

$220 – family (enrolling more than one person in a family)

Optional Fee: Additional PPSI t-shirts are available for purchase for $20 each (this fee is non-refundable).   

Student Tuition: All enrolled participants receive one PPSI t-shirt (except for SECE students). Note: Registration fee must be paid in addition to tuition fee for all participants except for SECE students and teacher observers. For more information on Suzuki Student programming see Suzuki Student Program

  • SECE - $115/week OR $25/day

SECE students are scheduled for one daily class and pay SECE tuition fee only

(SECE students do not have a registration fee and do not receive a t-shirt)

  • Sibling enrichment class- - $85/class (3 max)

Siblings who are not enrolled in instrumental programming at PPSI may elect to enroll in enrichment classes.

  • Pre-Twinkle - $345

Pre-Twinklers are scheduled for 3 classes

  • Books 1, 2, and 3 - $575

Students in Books 1-3 are scheduled for 5 classes

Enrolled participants may thus elect to add an extra enrichment during this unscheduled hour for an additional non-refundable fee of $95 

  • Books 4 and 5- $670

Students in Books 4 and 5 are scheduled for 6 classes 

  • Advanced Program - $885

Advanced Students receive two additional days of instruction; they participate in a chamber music intensive

July 13 and 14 and  continue July 15-19 (see Advanced Student Program for more information). 

Teacher Training Classes Tuition: Enrolled teacher participants receive a PPSI t-shirt. The SAA fee to register the class is included in fees. Additional fees to be paid beyond tuition include registration fee as noted above and possible course materials fee TBA by individual course instructor. For course prerequisites and further information see Teacher Program information on PPSI website. 

  • 10 hour "Violin Group Class" Enrichment course -$375

  • Cello Unit 7- $575

  • SECE Revisiting Stage 1- $610

Note: PPSI offers teacher tuition discount opportunities for in-person Cello Unit 7 and SECE Revisiting Courses (not for enrichment course or online SECE course). If a teacher is enrolling in in-person teacher training in Cello or SECE Units and also has students from their studio enrolled and attending PPSI for 2024, they are eligible to receive a discount on their Suzuki Teacher Training Unit tuition (this discount is off tuition only; the discount does not include additional fees (registration and course materials fees must still be paid)).

Discount is as follows:

5 Students - 25% off TT tuition, 10 Students - 50% off TT tuition, 15 Students - Full TT tuition waived

Teacher Observation of Suzuki Student Institute Classes:

  • $60/day or $150 week (no registration fee and no t-shirt)

Note: PPSI offers teacher observation discount opportunities: 

2 students from your studio enrolled and attending Suzuki instrumental and/or Advanced programs (SECE not included) PPSI- 1 day observation fee waived

5 students from your studio enrolled and attending PPSI instrumental programming- full week observation fee waived 

Refund Policy

  • Non-refundable fees include registration fees, additional t-shirt orders, extra enrichment class fee, sibling enrichment class fees, and teacher course material fees.

  • 50% of tuition fee is refundable if withdrawal is communicated to the director in writing on or before April 21, 2024.

  • Because of the Institute's commitment to faculty and facility arrangements, applicants who withdraw on or after April 22, 2024 will forfeit all tuition and fees. Please see Participant Waiver for specific COVID policy.

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