The Advanced Suzuki Institute will be held on the Santa Clara University campus in Santa Clara, California in the Silicon Valley. We invite violin, viola, cello, and guitar students in Suzuki Books 3-10+ to join us in person this summer. Our renowned faculty members are Suzuki teachers, teacher trainers, University professors, and performers.

Registration will open February 2022!

 Student Programs


Young Artistry Virtuoso Program

is for violin, viola, cello, guitar students in Suzuki books 7-10+. These students will participate in Master Class, Virtuosi Repertoire Class, Technique Class, Orchestra, and Chamber Music (by audition).

Advanced Program

is for violin, viola, cello, guitar Suzuki books 3-6. These students will participate in Master Class, Repertoire Class, Technique Class, Orchestra (ensemble for guitars), and Enrichment.


Violin students in books 7+ and Viola & Cello students in books 5+ are eligible to audition for Chamber Music enrichment. 

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Sibling Program

is for younger siblings of the Virtuosi and Advanced Program who have not yet met the Advanced Program criteria of Book 3. This is for violin students in the middle of Book 1 through Book 2 only and space is limited. Students will receive Master Class, Repertoire Class, and Enrichment.

Teacher Training
Violin Unit 3 with Judy Bossuat-Gallic
Guitar Unit 3 with Joseph Pecoraro

Cello Enrichment (ONLINE) 
with Avi Friedlander
Mental and Physical Development from Beginning to Advanced Cello Players 
Sunday only Violin Teacher Training Workshop with Clarisse Atcherson
Advanced Violin Repertoire at Your Fingertips and Bow Tips! 

Faculty 2022

Gail Acosta
Liz Arbus
Clarisse Atcherson
Judy Bossuat-Gallic
Dr. Nikki Ebisu
Brian Lewis
Megan Shung

Gail Acosta
Liz Arbus

Beth Goldstein-McKee
Nancy Yamagata
Avi Friedlander

Shane Kalbach

Joseph Pecoraro
Joseph Spoelstra


Pat Grimm