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Suzuki Student Institute Program

Peaks to Plains Suzuki Institute is open to students studying violin, viola, cello and piano with a Suzuki teacher using the Suzuki Method. Students are expected to come prepared with memorized review repertoire and have a polished piece ready to perform in master class. PPSI is designed to be a family experience and parents should attend classes with their child and help them prepare for each day's assignments. Student registration admits an accompanying adult, free of charge, to all student and parent activities. Teachers that are interested in observing the Suzuki Student Institute Classes are welcome and encouraged to do so. To observe student classes, teachers need to register through the PPSI website.

Suzuki Early Childhood Education Class (SECE)

SECE Class is for children ages 3 weeks old to 4 years old who are not yet playing an instrument. Class meets Monday through Friday from 9:30 to 10:30am. Parent(s)/caregiver must attend class with child.

Bring your child to our daily one-hour SECE class and spend some quality time with them while increasing their musical and developmental skills! SECE music and movement Suzuki class develops language skills, physical coordination and cognitive skill sets.

Please register for this class using the SECE Registration Form


Pre-Twinkle class is for beginning students who do not yet play all of the twinkle variations fluently.

Tuition includes 3 classes daily: a master class, a group class and a Dalcroze or Capoeira class.

Pre-twinkle classes begin on Tuesday morning and go through Friday morning.

Book 1-Beyond

Tuition includes 5 classes. Students will be scheduled for a master class, a repertoire class, a technique class (if appropriate), Dalcroze or Capoeira, and one additional enrichment class.

  • Master class - Class with 3-4 students in which each student takes turns receiving one-on-one instruction from a faculty member each day.
  • Technique class - This class focuses on level appropriate technique in a group setting.
  • Repertoire class - This group class focuses on repertoire review, ensemble playing and preparation for concert performance.
  • Enrichment classes - Students may select from a number of enrichments to complete their schedule. See Enrichment Classes for descriptions of these classes. Please select choices in order of preference (1-4). Every effort will be made to give students their choices.

NOTE: Each child will have one free period a day unless you register for an extra enrichment (extra cost). During their free period, students can practice, read a book, and have a snack in designated areas. Practice rooms will be available and there will be areas to lounge.


PPSI has course offerings for siblings!

Siblings ages 0-4 (with caregiver) may enroll in our daily one hour SECE class.

Siblings ages 4 and up and not enrolled as a Suzuki instrumental student at PPSI can register for up to three age appropriate enrichment classes for the week! (Please register sibling(s) on Suzuki Violin, Viola, Cello, Piano, Siblings Student Registration Form)



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