Suzuki Royal Oak Institute of Music

Suzuki Royal Oak Institute of Music is a non-profit community music school founded in 1991 by its current Executive Director, Mark Mutter. The institute has grown to become the premier center for instrumental music education in the Metro-Detroit area, providing instruction on violinviolacelloclassical guitar, and piano.

COVID-19 Update

We have been carefully monitoring the news and the latest recommendations from both public health experts and the State of Michigan. We have made the difficult decision to suspend in-person lessons, group classes, and recitals at this time to protect you and our loved ones with compromised immune systems. We continue to serve the needs of students during this time by offering an online platform for lessons, group classes, and recitals.

Program Offerings

4 Recitals – Two solo and two group recitals a year with additional seasonal performance opportunities.

36 Private Lessons – One on one with some of the finest teachers in Metro Detroit.

32 Group Classes – Carefully programmed and themed instrument specific group classes throughout the year that inspire growth and foster a strong community

5 Different Ensembles – From ensemble playing to note reading, students have a place to connect and flourish.

2 Music Theory Courses – Covering the basics of note reading, ear training, and chord structures.

Before deciding on the school, we looked at other music schools in the area but we’re shocked at the stark differences, it was obvious from the beginning they did not provide such a unique and individualized approach to music as SRO.

Lindsay Ludtke, parent of an SRO Student

The method and philosophy of Dr. Shinichi Suzuki is alive and active at this school. SRO continues to produce accomplished musicians with noble hearts.

Debbie Johnson, parent of an SRO Student

Interested in our program?

Observe Lessons and Group Class

Observing a private lesson and our group classes is a great way to meet our teachers and determine what instrument would be the best fit for your family.

Suzuki Family Group Class

Our Suzuki Family Class is a great introduction for families new to the Suzuki Method and our program. Each class consists of non-instrument specific music activities and parent discussion centered on the Suzuki approach.

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