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Student Program: Book 1

The Atlanta Suzuki Institute's Book 1 program consists of 3 core classes for Suzuki violin, viola, cello, or guitar students.

Classes will be held at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music on the campus of the University of Georgia in Athens. Participants will arrive on campus on Wednesday, June 19. Classes will begin following check-in on Wednesday and continue through midday on Sunday, June 23. The institute will culminate in a final concert on Sunday afternoon. Parents play an extremely important role in the Suzuki method and are expected to attend all lessons and classes with their child.

Early registration ends February 29. Regular registration ends April 15. Late registration ends May 1. Registration after May 1 will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 

Email the Atlanta Suzuki Institute for more information.

Book 1 students will participate in the following 3 core classes: 

Lesson Class

Repertoire Class

Choose 1: Music & Movement Class -or- Drumming Class

Book 1 students are eligible to add 1 additional elective class in addition to the core program above ($110): 

Music & Movement (if not taken in the core; open to all levels & instruments)

Drumming (if not taken in the core; open to all levels & instruments)

Fiddling (mid-Book 1 and up, able to play Etude, violin & viola students only)

Cello Choir (Book 1 and up, cello students only)

Guitar Ensemble (Book 1 and up, guitar students only)

We are pleased to offer an Art Class Series (open to ages 4+) and a Family Chorus (open to all) for Suzuki students and their families this year. In addition, all students and families are welcome and encouraged to attend all guest artist and student recitals as well as any Institute-wide social activities. 

We realize that Suzuki journeys begin at a variety of ages. We welcome beginning Suzuki students of all ages, and will do our best to group students by age as well as book level when scheduling Book 1 students.

As this is a residential institute, we expect classes and other activities to be spread over several hours each day, including evenings. Individual/daily schedules will not be available until June.

Late Registration Fee (non-refundable): $150 per family

Book 1 Program Fee: $450 per participant

Extra Elective Fee: $110 per participant

Art Class Series Fee: $40 per participant (ages 4+)

Family Chorus Fee: $10 per participant (open to all)


A limited number of need-based scholarships and scholarships for students of color are available.

Please visit the Student Scholarships page for more information and application instructions.

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