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Welcome to the ninth annual Las Vegas Desert Suzuki Institute!

Teacher Training: July 5-13, 2019

Student Institute: July 8-12, 2019

About Us

Welcome students, parents, teacher trainees, and faculty! We are thrilled to once again offer our Suzuki flute and piano students, as well as siblings, and their parents this musical experience.


We are also offering Intro To Music classes for ages 3-8, Beginning Flute or Violin half-day camps, "siblings and friends" half-day camps, and an Advanced Flute Track for flute students Books 5 and up this year. Our enrichment classes this year are Vocal Ensemble, Percussion, Mixed Media Art, and Music Mind Games.


LVDSI is pleased to be the only 2019 institute in the western United States offering Teacher Training for Flute Units 1 and 2.  Our teacher trainers are   Laurel Ann Maurer – Unit 1 and Laura Larson – Unit 2.  With reasonable accommodations within walking distance of classes, and many options to observe classes and performances, (and of course, plenty of opportunity for fun and networking!) your training with us will be a well-rounded and positive experience.

Our unique Every Child Can!, class, which is also the pre-requisite course for Unit 1 trainees will be offered on Friday, July 5 with Laurel Ann Maurer as your instructor.  Teachers of all instruments as well as parents and those interested in Suzuki Philosophy are welcome to register. We would love to see all of our parents participating in this wonderful offering! Flute Unit 1 trainees will receive a discount when bundling their Unit with ECC. Click here to read more about Every Child Can!.



LVDSI features Repertoire, Technique, Ensemble and Master classes as well as more in-depth work for our advanced flute students. Performance opportunities include: Informal Noontime Student Performances, Ensemble Extravaganza and Final Concert. We also are excited to sponsor a Sonata Competition with the winners performing on the Wednesday noon program.





Our institute is held in the Henderson/Las Vegas area, at the American Heritage Academy, located at 2100 Olympic Avenue, Henderson, Nevada 89014. American Heritage Academy is located near US-95 and Russell Road in Henderson. Olympic Avenue is one street north of East Sunset Road, near where East Sunset and West Sunset Roads meet.

There is plenty to do and see in Las Vegas and Henderson! For more information about local attractions and things to do in off-time, please click here.


We are pleased to offer accommodations within walking distance this year!

The Residence Inn by Marriott, offering Studio, 1 and 2 bedroom options including a full kitchen for those of you who would prefer to prepare meals in the comfort of your hotel room.

Contact: Dinea 702.424.2700 x603

Studio (King bed+sofa bed) $129/n

1 Bedroom (Queen bed+sofa bed) $129/n

2 Becroom (2 Queen beds+sofa bed) $139/n

If any Teacher Trainees would like to share accommodations, please indicate as such on your registration form, and one of our staff will be in touch. Thank you!

Other accommodations can be found in the area as well. Our recommendations include:

Courtyard by Marriott


2800 North Green Valley Parkway, Henderson, NV 89014



Sunset Station Hotel/Casino


1301 West Sunset Road, Henderson, NV 89014



Donations always warmly accepted and appreciated!

Donations service the LVDSI Scholarship Fund and ongoing Suzuki events during the rest of the year. If you have questions, please feel free to contact us as lvdesertsuzuki.com. Thank you for your consideration.