San Diego Suzuki Institute

Mission

The San Diego Suzuki Institute strives to provide an exceptional music education experience for young students. SDSI supports teachers by offering Suzuki Association of the Americas teacher training courses led by master teachers. SDSI believes that musical creativity comes in many forms and well-rounded musicians are exposed to a variety of musical experiences and avenues.

Ruling year info

2018

Director

Danielle Kravitz

Co Principal Officer

Marguerite Jayasimha

Main address

1345 ENCINITAS BLVD PO Box 605

ENCINITAS, CA 92024 USA

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EIN

90-1219798

NTEE code info

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

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San Diego Suzuki Institute

The San Diego Suzuki Institute provides an opportunity for students to deepen their skills, guided by an internationally acclaimed faculty in a supportive and motivational environment. Throughout the five days on the Point Loma campus, students receive technique classes, jazz orchestra and many other exciting enrichment opportunities! SDSI offers continuing education for teachers through the Suzuki Association of the Americas teacher training courses over an 8 day period. Teachers receive training led by master teachers including lectures, hands on learning, written work, and observations of live teaching.

This program is open to all Suzuki violin, viola, cello, bass and piano students and teachers.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Self-employed people
Students
Teachers
Artists and performers

SDSI offers more than a traditional orchestral experience! Our program includes a Jazz and Fiddle orchestra for young musicians. Our program also emphasizes that musical creativity comes in many forms, and that well-rounded musicians are exposed to a variety of musical avenues. Students learn traditional orchestra skills as well as Jazz and Fiddle skills including singing, improvisation and backup. We create a positive and inspiring experience for young musicians andteachers—who are able to tap into their natural creativity and build upon newly acquired skills as they return totheir home schools, orchestras, and/or individual instruction.

Population(s) Served

SDSI teacher courses are approved by a multi-national oversight organization, the Suzuki Association of the Americas. As noted above, Suzuki training is considered to be one of the best sources of training for music teachers working with young children. Having high quality training readily available to our local teacher population increases both the availability of Suzuki music education here in San Diego County and the overall quality of teaching being offered. It is important to note that music teachers often embark on teaching careers with no specific training in music pedagogy, only technical training in their instruments. This makes the impact of SDSI’s teacher trainee program even more sizable. Teacher trainees attend separate classes hosted by a Suzuki teacher trainer, with different program tracks covering teaching strategies for a full spectrum of student ages, instruments, and experience levels.

Population(s) Served

SDSI is one of very few Suzuki Institutes in the country that offer Early Childhood music classes and Early Childhood teacher training courses. We believe that music education begins before birth, and that environment nurtures growth. Suzuki Early Childhood Education (SECE) is for children from age 2 months-4 years old and utilizes nursery rhymes, singing, percussion instruments, dance, parent child interaction, story time and much more to provide a nurturing environment to set children up for future success in the instrumental education.

Population(s) Served

Our program also emphasizes that musical creativity comes in many forms, and that well-rounded musicians are exposed to a variety of musical avenues. We provide opportunities young people cannot access in traditional orchestra programs, jazz and fiddle orchestras, beginner’s ukulele and songwriting, and scoring/engineering original music. We create a positive and inspiring experience for young musicians and teachers—who are able to tap into their natural creativity and build upon newly acquired skills as they return to their home schools, orchestras, and/or individual instruction.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Artists and performers
Teachers
Adults
Artists and performers
Teachers
Infants and toddlers
Adults
Artists and performers
Teachers
Infants and toddlers

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San Diego Suzuki Institute

Board of directors
as of 5/5/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Danielle Kravitz

Marguerite Jayasimha

Jonathan Smith

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 05/02/2022

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