New England Suzuki Institute

New England Suzuki InstituteNew England Suzuki Institute
Waterville, ME

The New England Suzuki Institute inhabits the picturesque campus of Colby College for a week of music making and learning.  NESI is committed to offering a comprehensive and quality curriculum for all ages in an atmosphere of individual attention.  We offer Pre-Twinkle, Budding Artist, Young Artist and Rising Artist programs for violin, viola, cello, piano and guitar.   All students perform in a solo recital.  Evening activities include an institute-wide campfire, a talk for parents while students watch a movie, the wildly popular faculty recital, a contra dance with our very own fiddle band, and chamber music, orchestra and group recitals to round out the week.  Special teen-specific activities are available each evening.  Recreation for all is available at the college athletic center which includes a pool. Please refer to our website for more details:

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June 2024

For Students



Scholarship application available on website

For Students, Amount: tbd, Application due: March 1
Please go to, click on the 'students' tab on the top right, and scroll to the link entitled "scholarships." The application form and instructions can be found there.


Colby College
4000 Mayflower Hill Dr.
Waterville ME 04901

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More Info & Contacts


Yasmin Craig Vitalius, Director

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Wendy Sawicki, Director

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