New England Suzuki Institute

New England Suzuki InstituteNew England Suzuki Institute
Waterville, ME

Out of continued concern for the health of our families and faculty, the New England Suzuki Institute will be held online this summer. NESI is committed to offering a comprehensive and quality curriculum for all ages in an atmosphere of individual attention.  We offer Pre-Twinkle, Young Artist and Rising Artist programs for violin, viola, cello, piano and guitar. 

A parent talk, morning coffee or evening win(e)d down time with faculty, and a faculty recital will round out the week’s activities. We are mindful that after the schoolyear and a lot of screen-time for many, that a reduced day of online activity will still allow for musical growth and community connection, but also make space for kids to go outside, run around and enjoy the summer!

Please refer to our website for more details:

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



Student Fees

  • Registration $125 (applied to fees)
  • Pre-Twinkle $220
  • Young Artist $385
  • Rising Artist $440 (Book 5+ AND 12 years and older)

Additional Enrichment opportunities—$90/class
Enrichments this year include Orff, Music History Tours, Adventures in Improvisation, StringsPop, Interactive Journey through Art and Music, and Fiddle
Second Instrument Master Classes—open to students book 3+ on their primary instrument.
Parent Master Class—$300/week (30-minute daily master class)
See our Fees page for a more detailed breakdown fees:


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

We are online this year so you can enjoy NESI from the comfort of your own home!


There will be ample time throughout the day for students to enjoy their favorite outdoor or backyard recreation on beautiful summer days.

Other Info

Scholarships Available!

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.