Acadiana Suzuki Strings Institute

Acadiana Suzuki Strings InstituteAcadiana Suzuki Strings Institute
Broussard, LA

The Acadiana Suzuki Strings Institute combines top-notch Suzuki instruction with pure Southern Louisiana charm. Students will have group and master classes, reading classes, dance movement, and can take courses as diverse as Cajun Fiddling and Visual Arts. Our faculty, some of whom enjoy international reputations, bring the highest levels of teaching to ASSI and challenge each and every student to reach new levels of ability . When students are not in classes, they can relax and play outdoors amongst 100-year-old live oaks on the campus of the Episcopal School of Acadiana.

We are also offering Cello Book 2 training this year with Dr. Alice Ann O’Neill. Please check out our website for more information.


June 2020

For Students

For Teachers Instructor Audition



Student Fees


Book 1 & Up:

  • Registration fee $25
  • Tuition $290
  • Total $315

Twinklers & Pre-Twinklers:

  • Registration fee $25
  • Tuition $190
  • Total $215


Book 1 & Up:

  • Registration fee $25
  • Tuition $340
  • Total $365

Twinklers & Pre-Twinklers:

  • Registration fee $25
  • Tuition $240
  • Total $265

Teacher Fees

Cello Unit 2 Teacher Training: 500

Housing & Meals

Comfort Inn and Suites, 114 Rue Fernand, Lafayette, LA (337.456.8390), a 15-minute drive from the Acadiana Suzuki Strings Institute (ASSI), will offer a discount rate for ASSI families of $99 per room per night. Although meals are not provided on campus, there are many restaurants close by, within driving distance.


The Acadiana Suzuki Strings Institute (ASSI) is held at the Episcopal School of Acadiana in the heart of Cajun Country. We offer electives in Visual Art & Cajun Fiddling. Students will also inevitably learn the traditional ASSI game of “Smash Ball” during their free time! The ESA campus, with its large live oak trees and landscaped quads, is a peaceful and relaxing environment for students and families.

Other Info

The Acadiana Suzuki Strings Institute is very grateful for the generous support of donors. Through their contributions, a significant portion of the costs for our Institute are covered which allows us to charge reduced rates for all participants.

The SAA does not run the workshops and summer institutes; it approves separate businesses to run them. For specific information on schedules, enrollment, pricing, housing, etc. please contact sponsoring organizations directly with inquiries. To get your event listed here, please see the Event Listing Guide.