Welcome to the
Suzuki Institute School of Music
Celebrating thirty two years of excellence in music education,
we are one of the oldest and most reputable schools offering music lessons in the Sarasota, FL area.
We are actively enrolling students for in-person lessons in our studios. Beginners, advanced, young and old, all are welcome!
We are excited to be launching our early childhood music introductory program Music FunTime, appropriate for children ages 18 months to 6 years old. Now enrolling for small group class sessions Tuesday to Thursday mornings as well as after school. See more info.
See Top Ten Reasons
to choose the Suzuki Institute in Sarasota
10 Reasons to Choose the Suzuki Institute
Expert Teachers that love teaching students
Excellence in teaching in the hands of highly qualified teachers. Our teachers hold advanced degrees in their fields, including Master's and Doctorate degrees in music from top-notch institutions. They have been carefully selected for their deep knowledge and professional experience. But above all, they love what they do and are truly gifted at working with their students.
Lessons for all ages and skill levels
We teach beginners, advanced, children and adults alike. Our youngest students are barely three years old and the oldest are retirees in their golden years. Anyone with an interest in learning to play an instrument will find a home and a highly-skilled, caring teacher at Suzuki Institute.
Concerts, Recitals, performance opportunities
All through the year, our students take the opportunity to share their skills and talents with audiences. We offer multiple concerts and performance opportunities in many different settings. Just in the past year, our students have performed in auditoriums, an art gallery, and outdoors at St. Armand's Circle in Sarasota at the annual lighting of the tree at Christmas.
A caring community of music-loving families
Our Suzuki Institute school community is strong and truly believes in the value of music as enrichment of life. We form bonds with fellow music learners, experience the camaraderie of music and create friendships through sharing our musical passions with each other.
A wide range of instruments all under one roof
From violins to guitar, piano, cello, saxophone and voice,
our families are able to experience a wide range of instruments and teachers without having to go very far. Many of our students learn multiple instruments and grow their skills in different ways. Parents and children often learn and play together, creating precious memories.
Flexible times to suit your schedule
We have studio hours nearly seven days a week. Between mornings and early afternoons that suit homeschoolers and adults, to afternoon, evenings and weekends for those who need more flexibility, we can find a time for every
family and work with your busy schedule to find you an excellent teacher.
Convenient, central location in Sarasota
Located at Southgate Circle in Sarasota, our studios are right near the hub of life in the city, close to downtown. However, our students come from everywhere around Sarasota, from Venice to the south to Lakewood Ranch and Parrish on the north and as far away as North Port and Sebring.
What Our Parent Community Is Saying
We love the teachers and the direction of the school. It has great programs and events. It is well organized and most of all, they treat children with love and respect.
It is a privilege and honor to be part of a great school with people as kind as you and your teachers.
Richard and Gloria M.
(Our son) has been a student at Suzuki since he was 2 years old, taking Musikgarten classes and then moving on to piano. He has had exceptional teachers and has an appreciation for piano and music in general that will last him a lifetime. We are especially grateful to Mary who has been a wonderful teacher and supporter of (our son) these past years.
My daughter has been taking violin lessons for a couple of years and has shown dramatic growth in her violin skills. The teacher shows lots of patience and I am always impressed with the quality of instruction she gives. I’m so happy I found this place!
Our 11th grader has been playing the violin at Suzuki Institute since 2nd grade. It has been a very positive experience. His teacher is an absolute gem; always teaching with integrity and kindness.
An amazing school run by amazing instructors!! Our daughter is thriving here!!
My son has been attending Suzuki since he was three years old under the expert instruction of Dr. Joyce Mizer, founder of the Suzuki Institute. Dr. Mizer is a phenomenal teacher, a multi instrumentalist trained in the Suzuki method. Her ability to impart her innate musicality as well as her effusive kindness and razor sharp wit makes her an especially effective mentor to young children. My now seven year old son has flourished under her attentive and dedicated instruction in both violin and piano. I highly recommend the Suzuki Institute for the amazing community of musicians that comprise its faculty and its accessibility for families and individuals alike.