New England Suzuki Institute

New England Suzuki Institute
Standish, ME

The New England Suzuki Institute is held at Saint Joseph’s College of Maine, on beautiful Sebago Lake in Standish. Limited to the first 120 students who register, NESI is committed to offering a comprehensive and quality curriculum for all ages in an atmosphere of individual attention. We offer the following levels: Pre-Twinkle, Budding Artist, Young Artist, and Teen Artist for violin, viola, cello, piano, and guitar. Our Teen Artist program is unique in that the students participate in the Teen Movie Project in which they write the script and star in the production. Recreation is available at the college athletic center and there is a lake beach front attached to the campus.

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Check our website after January 15th for updated registration and faculty information.


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Student Fees

Online registration goes live January 15—generally we fill up by March 1st.

  • Pre-Twinkle, (2 classes) $255
  • Budding Artist (4 classes) $505
  • Young Artist (4 classes plus chamber music) $620
  • Teen Artist (age 13 and up) $710
  • Secondary Instrument Master Class $110
  • Enrichment Electives open to students and siblings $90
  • Parent Chamber Ensemble $110


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.

Housing & Meals

On campus dormitory housing for 6 nights, Sunday night through Saturday morning.
Total includes all linens and 17 buffet style meals (all you can eat).

Adults and Children 13+ / $448.00
Children 5-12 / $387.00
No charge for 4 and under

Off campus lodging also available at Family and Friends campground, which is very close to campus, and offers a discount for NESI families. You may contact them directly at

Commuters may purchase meals`a la carte at cafeteria.


Recreation is available at the Alfond Recreation Center which houses a full Olympic sized swimming pool, a rock wall and gym. In addition, there is a lovely lake-front beach available to all for swimming in Sebago Lake. We offer arts and crafts daily.

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.