The Oregon Suzuki Institute

The Oregon Suzuki Institute

is a week-long program held every summer at George Fox University. The institute provides an opportunity for Suzuki students to receive lessons, perform, and take classes in order to reinforce their ongoing studies at home. Our typical Institute schedule and classes will be returning in 2022 when we can be back in person, at our facilities. We can't wait to see you then! 


Student Online Classes:

June 28 – July 2, 2021

The 2021 Student Institute will be offering a short series of classes for students to sign up for ONLINE including: 

Introduction to Black Classical Composers

Chamber Music: Speaking Rhythm

Dalcroze & Solfege

Texas Style Fiddling 



Registration is now open - click here for the full list of classes 


You can sign up for one class or a few classes as they work in your schedule.


We can't wait to be with you again next year for OSI 2022 with 

Masterclasses, Group classes, & Chamber Music on campus! 

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Teacher Workshops: All 2021 Teacher Workshops will Be Taught Online.

Upcoming Teacher Enrichment Courses

Early Childhood Curriculum Revision Course

     5 Hour Course  - Prerequisite: SECE Level One 
     with Sharon Jones & Danette Warren Schuh

     Saturday, June 26th, 9:30-12 pm and 1-3:30 pm PDT  $85


Course Description: Wondering what changes are being made to the SECE curriculum after seeing the latest article in the Suzuki Journal? Come join trainers Sharon Jones & Danette Warren Schuh as they share the details and help us prepare to incorporate the changes into our teaching. 


Keeping Your Motivation as a SECE Teacher
     10-hour Enrichment Course - Prerequisite: SECE Level One
     with Danette Warren Schuh
     Monday - Friday, June 28 - July 2, 9-11 am PDT $195


Course Description: Are you waiting to take SECE Stage Two? Or Three or Four? This enrichment course will help keep you motivated while we “pull up the weeds around the seeds and sprinkle the ground with water”. We will delve into literacy, parent education, observations in class, online teaching strategies, and many other topics to keep us motivated until “the carrot comes up!” Just as we always knew it would.” This course is not a curriculum revision course. 


Importance of Early Literacy in SECE
10-hour Enrichment Course - Prerequisite: SECE Level One
with Danette Warren Schuh
Monday - Friday, June 28 - July 2, 1-3 pm PDT  $195


Course Description: In our SECE classes, storytime is a very important activity. This course will address reading to babies and toddlers in the SECE class ad educating parents on the importance of early literacy. We will also discuss how to continue the reading process into the private studio with the long-term goal of developing excellent music readers. 

Every Child Can! 

Danette Warren Schuh
(This course is a prerequisite to all Unit One Courses)
Session 1: April 25 & May 2, 12:00 - 4:00 PDT, $125 [FULL]

Session 2: June 6 & 13,  12:00 - 4:00pm (PDT) [Open]

Teaching Strategies for Violin and Viola 

Ann Montzka-Smelser
Saturday and Sunday, June 26 and 27

8:00-noon and 1:00-3:00pm (PDT)  $195

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Teacher Training Workshops,

June 26 - July 3, 2021

  • Cello Unit 1, Heather Hadley
  • Violin Unit 1, Daniel Gee Cordova
  • 8-10am & 3-5pm PDT Daily Saturday-Saturday


June 27 - July 2, 2021

  • Viola/Violin Unit 3, Betsy Stuen Walker
  • Participants can choose to register this course on violin or viola, this class will be taught using the viola books and having a viola for class is required.
  • 9am to 12pm PDT Sunday - Friday

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