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. It became the prototype for Institutes nationwide.  Since its inception in 1971, over 100,000 students and their families have come to Central Wisconsin from all over the world for summer study.

ASI is an inspirational and immersive experience for students and teacher trainees alike. ASI’s 50th Anniversary, postponed due to COVID-19, will be celebrated on July 24, 2021. Chamber music will be offered as two separate one-week sessions.

Electives for 2021: Fiddling for Violinists and Violists, Yoga, Improvisation, Taekwondo, Kitchen Percussion, Meet the Composers, and Music History and Theory Gameshows!

ASI is well-known as a teacher training center. In 2021, we will offer ECC, Violin Units 1-8, Violin Strategies, and Practicum. We also will offer Voice Units 2 & 4, Piano Unit 4, Cello Unit 2 and Cello Teaching Strategies, SECE Revision Course, and Bass Unit 6.

ASI is planning to offer Chamber Music in person July 25-31, 2021. We are planning to offer both weeks of regular student classes online. See our website for details:


July 2021

For Students

For Teachers Instructor


Student Fees

  • Registration $135
  • Pre-Twinkle-Book 3 $350
  • Book 4-5 $460
  • Book 6 and above $500
  • Chamber Music $565
  • Electives $75

Teacher Fees

  • ECC! $150
  • Unit 1 $775
  • Units 2-8 $455
  • Practicum $475
  • Enrichment $200


Financial Aid for Students

For Students, Amount: TBD, Application due: May 1
See after March 1, 2021 for details and to print an application.

Financial Aid for Teachers

For Teachers, Amount: TBD, Application due: May 1
See after March 1, 2021 for details and to print an application.

Housing & Meals

  • Teen Dorm, including meals $375/week


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

All alumni, students and teachers are invited to join us as we celebrate our 50th anniversary (postponed from 2020) for special events, including a Jubilee Orchestra and Fireside Chats with faculty from all 5 decades. A separate registration form is required to participate in the Jubilee Orchestra a—see ASI website and Facebook as details become available.

Download a registration form and scholarship applications from our website after March 1, 2021.

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.