American Suzuki Institute

American Suzuki InstituteAmerican Suzuki Institute
Stevens Point, WI

Patterned after Dr. Suzuki’s summer school, the American Suzuki Institute (ASI) is the first and oldest of the more than 60 Suzuki Institutes held in North America each year, and established the prototype for Institutes nationwide. Since its beginning in 1971, over 100,000 students and their families have come to Central Wisconsin from all over the world for summer study at ASI.

ASI offers a wide array of student classes. This year we are adding Suzuki voice classes for students. We offer one-week and two-week Chamber Music options. The one-week program will be the second week.

Daily electives include: Boogie with Bach, Fiddling for Violinists and Violists, Improvisation for Strings, Movie Themes for String Orchestra, Music Theory for Teens, Origami, Music Theory Games and Taekwondo.

ASI is a premier teacher training center. New courses are: Suzuki Voice Unit 1, Book 2 Teaching Strategies, two cello courses with Carey Cheney and Suzuki in the Schools Unit 1. Brian Lewis will teach a course on Bach Sonatas and Partitas.

After January 20, 2019, visit our website to see what we have to offer you this summer:


No upcoming events. Please check back later for future events.



Student Fees

  • Early Bird Registration $125
  • Pre-Twinkle—Book 2 $425

Book 3—Book 5: $465

  • Book 6 and up $495
  • One-Week Chamber Program (July 28-Aug 3 only) $550
  • Two-Week Chamber Program $950
  • Electives: Boogie with Bach; Music Theory Games; Fiddling for Violinists and Violists; Music Theory for Teens; Taekwondo; Improvisation for Advanced Violinists and Violists; Origami; Movie Music for String Orchestra (for strings enrolled in an ASI orchestra) $60
  • Suzuki Early Childhood Education (SECE) $100 (includes CD)

Teacher Fees

  • Early Bird Registration $125
  • Every Child Can $130
  • Unit 1 $775
  • Unit 2 and above $455
  • Supplemental Violin or Cello Courses $455
  • Overview of Cello Books 1-3 $455
  • Suzuki in the Schools Unit 1 $455
  • Violin or Harp Practicum $475
  • Suzuki Early Childhood Education, Stage 1 or 2 (enroll in one ONLY) $500

Teaching Strategies, Book 2 and above: $200*

  • Violin Enrichment Course (Overview of Bach Violin Sonatas and Partitas) $200*
  • Stringed Instrument Repairs $200*

* $175 if taken with another Teacher Training Course

College/University Credit

Mus Ed 387/587—2 credits per unit of teacher training. Cost TBD. Call the American Suzuki Institute for more information.


Financial Aid for Students

For Students, Amount: TBD, Application due: May 1
See after January 20, 2018 for details and to print an application.

Financial Aid for Teachers

For Teachers, Amount: TBD, Application due: May 1
See after January 20, 2018 for details and to print an application.

Housing & Meals

Housing—per week
On campus housing is available in air conditioned university dormitories, with a maximum of two persons to a room. Children age 2 and under are free.

  • Teen Dorm $375 (includes meal plan)
  • Single $200
  • Double $145
  • Early Arrival/Extra Saturday Single $35
  • Early Arrival/Extra Saturday Double $25

Meals—per week

  • Full Week (17 meals) $115
  • Partial Week (5 lunch/5 dinner) $76

Children 2 and under eat free


Stevens Point is located in the heart of Wisconsin Vacation Country. Many parks, lakes and rivers are located nearby for your recreational pleasure. For more information, visit the Stevens Point Area Convention & Visitors Bureau at On campus recreation includes indoor 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 after January 20, 2019.

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 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.