SMA of Michigan

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

Interested in our program?

Click here to learn more about our Intro to Suzuki Class. It is a great introduction for families to our program. Required for all young beginners, the class will guide families on a positive Suzuki experience.

Or feel free to contact us directly and one of our faculty members will reach out to further discuss our program.

We welcome three new teachers to our faculty!

We welcome Bertrina Thomas on violin, Ribal El Kallab on cello who will also be teaching our new Musicianship Class, and Laina Martin on violin.

Introducing SMA Online Academy!

We now offer our excellent program in a complete online format as well. All classes will be held over Zoom, including private lessons, group classes, and even recitals.

Our teachers and facilities are equipped with state of the art technology to ensure that your student has a first class lesson experience from anywhere in the world!

An Overview of Our Program


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

Private Lessons

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

Group Classes

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

Musicianship Class

Covering Music Theory, Music History, Ear Training & Rhythms.

What families say about our program:

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