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, harp, 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 resumed in person private lessons and group classes and continue to offer an online alternative for families and/or students with compromised immune systems.

We welcome a new member to our terrific faculty and now offer instruction on Harp!

Photo of Cheryl Losey Feder

Cheryl Losey Feder is our most recent addition to the faculty of Suzuki Music Academy of Michigan. She has earned the distinction as one of America’s leading harpists, receiving national and international awards, and performing in diverse settings around the world. Learn more…

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.


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

Music Theory

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

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

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.

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