American Suzuki Institute

American Suzuki InstituteAmerican Suzuki Institute
Stevens Point, WI

Modeled after Dr. Suzuki’s summer school, the American Suzuki Institute (ASI) was the first Suzuki Institute held outside of Japan. Since 1971, over 100,000 students and their families have visited Central Wisconsin from all over the world for summer study.

ASI is an inspirational and immersive experience for students and teachers alike. Student classes will be offered in-person, and training courses will be offered in-person and online.

Check our website for details on specific courses.

Student offerings: bass, cello, harp, piano, SECE, viola, violin, voice, and chamber music.

ASI 2-week Intensive Chamber Music: July 16-29

Electives for 2023 include: Yoga, Dance, Taekwondo, Art/Drawing, Violin Duets, and Choir.

ASI is a well-known teacher training center. In 2023, we will offer ECC and Violin Units 1-6, Voice Units 2 & 5, Cello Unit 9/10, Bass Unit 1, Harp Unit 2, and SECE Stages 1 & 4. Scholarships available.

Special American Suzuki Foundation Rebate! The American Suzuki Foundation is offering five $500 rebates for in-person training to offset the cost of room and board. Contact the ASI office at [javascript protected email address] by May 1. Include the following information:

  • The unit you wish to study (preference given to Unit 1 participants).

  • Why you want to attend ASI in person this summer.


July 2023

For Students

For Teachers Instructor



Student Fees

  • Registration $125
  • Pre-Twinkle-Book 2 $450
  • Book 3-5 $490
  • Book 6 and above $530
  • SECE $80
  • 1-week Chamber Music $565
  • 2-week Intensive Chamber Music $985
  • Electives $65

Teacher Fees

  • ECC! $150
  • Unit 1 $820
  • Units 2-8, Supplemental, and Overview courses $475
  • SECE (per Stage) $550
  • Enrichment $250


Financial Aid for Students

For Students, Amount: TBD, Application due: May 1
See after February 15, 2023 for details and application.

Financial Aid for Teachers

For Teachers, Amount: TBD, Application due: May 1
See after February 15, 2023 for details and application.

Housing & Meals

Housing is available in university dormitories:

  • Double $155 per person, per week
  • Single $215 per person, per week
  • Extra night $25 per night for double; $35 per night for single
  • Teen Dorm, including meals, double room, and activity fee $425/week


  • Full week (17 meals) $143
  • Full week lunch and dinner only (10 meals) $93


Stevens Point is located in the lush, green heart of Central Wisconsin. Many parks, lakes and rivers are located nearby for your recreational pleasure. For more information, visit the Stevens Point Area Convention & Visitors Bureau at Recreation available on or near campus includes an outdoor pool, tennis courts, jogging tracks, ball fields, bicycle and nature trails, and a cardio center. Bicycles, kayaks and canoes are available for rental. Feel free to bring your own outdoor play equipment to use in the open spaces.

Other Info

Download a registration form and scholarship applications from our website after February 15, 2023.

The nearest commercial airport is Central Wisconsin Airport (CWA), which is approximately 25 miles north of Stevens Point, in the town of Wausau/Mosinee. Ground transportation should be arranged before your arrival in Central Wisconsin. (Courtesy Cab 715-342-8863)

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.