Acadiana Suzuki Strings Institute

Acadiana Suzuki Strings InstituteAcadiana Suzuki Strings Institute
Broussard, LA

The Acadiana Suzuki Strings Institute (ASSI) will be an in-person institute in 2021!  We are in our preliminary planning phases and registration will be available in mid-March.  We hope that you will join us for your summer Suzuki adventure in the heart of  Cajun Country. 

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 online this year with Dr. Alice Ann O’Neill. Please check out our website for more information.


May 2021

For Teachers Instructor

June 2021

For Students



Student Fees

  • Tuition for Suzuki Book 1 and Up $365.
  • Pre-Twinkler and Twinkler tuition $265.
  • Sibling Art Classes $90

(Early bird discount of $50 per child if registered by 4/1/2021.)

Teacher Fees

  • Cello Book 2 Teacher Training $500 (early bird discount of $50 if registered before 4/1/2021)


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 sets guidelines for Suzuki institutes, festivals and teacher workshops and sanctions separate organizations to manage such events. For specific information on schedules, enrollment, pricing, housing, etc. please contact sponsoring organizations directly. Please see the Event Listing Guide regarding the posting of events.