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Our music theory class is now the prototype at leading Institutes around the world.
One of our viola students (15 years old) has been invited to performa a concerto with Itzhak Perlman
Two of our students placed first in the 2011 USA Chopin competition
Over 80% of the entering class at Julliard are Suzuki trained.

One of our students placed first among all instruments in the 2011/2012 Texas youth competition
One of our 2011 high school graduates won a full-ride scholarship - for mathematics - to Vanderbilt
We have over 300 students studying either piano, cello, viola, violin and harp.
We have over 60 toddlers (age 18 months to 3 years) in our proprietary Kodomo(R) program
Our faculty hails from across the USA, South Africa, France, Canada
Our faculty includes 3 PhDs and teachers who have trained under Dr. Suzuki himself
Our faculty has a combined 125 years of music teaching experience
Our faculty has performed with over 50 Symphonies around-the-world and produced over 100 recordings
Our faculty teaches students in English, French, Spanish and Afrikaans
Our Institute is one of the few Suzuki schools in the world to offer a program in advanced music composition
We have students that travel, weekly, from over 200 miles away
We have students that travel, monthly, by airplane to attend special condensed classes
We teach classes via Skype to students in Arkansas, California, South Dakota, England, South Africa and Peru
Dr. Suzuki himself asked for an Institute to be started in Dallas - in 1964. It was one of the first in North America.
Our institute has an alumni base of over 1,000 students
Our students performed with Cyndi Lauper in 2011
One of our students won the first prize in the 2012 Dallas Symphonic Festival.
5 SMID students finished in the Top 5 in their respective categories in the 2012 Dallas Symphonic Festival.
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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Suzuki Music Institute of Dallas will open at 1:00pm on Saturday 28th February 2015 as a consequence of the inclement weather. Watch this space for further announcements.

Welcome to Suzuki Music Institute of Dallas

Established in 1968, Suzuki Music Institute of Dallas (SMID) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization that offers world-class education using the Suzuki Method in violin, viola, cello, piano, harp, music theory, and music composition. Recognized as an established institute for classical music training specializing in the Suzuki method talent education approach, SMID is home to over 300 students worldwide.


SMID also offers a unique program, Kodomo Music , for infants and toddlers that combines the use of the Suzuki repertoire with musical awareness, pitch, rhythm and movement activities.