Ogontz Suzuki Institute

Ogontz Suzuki Institute
Lisbon, NH

Ogontz Suzuki Institute is a summer music Institute founded more than 25 years ago based on the teaching principles of Dr. Shinichi Suzuki. Located at a historic girls’ camp in New Hampshire’s beautiful White Mountains, Ogontz provides young musicians and their families with master classes, group classes, and orchestral and chamber music opportunities with a caring faculty of Suzuki-trained teachers for an unforgettable experience of creativity, camaraderie, and community.

Practice Pathways is a special, pre-camp session for violin, viola, cello, bass students in Book 7 through the major literature, featuring five days of intensive masterclasses, performance classes, score reading, chamber music readings, discussions on performance preparation and guided practicing. This workshop is for the self-motivated student with a desire to apply and improve their musical and technical abilities. Parents are welcome, but we encourage musical and personal independence. Our talented, experienced and nurturing faculty round out this powerful musical experience.


July 2020

For Students

For Teachers Instructor Audition



Student Fees

  • Registration fee (for each attendee) $50
  • Book 1-3 $500
  • Book 4 up $525
  • Chamber fee for Violin Book 6+/Viola, Cello, Bass Book 4+ $95

Housing & Meals

  • Food/Activities $475 + state of NH rooms/meals taxes $28 = $503

Delicious, wholesome, home-cooked meals. Meals produced from organic gardens on the property. Bakery on premises, homemade breads baked daily. Ogontz Camp is run with a cooperative plan: all families participate in food preparation and cleanup—maximum 1/2 hour per day. A Suzuki philosophy community in every way.

Accommodations include rustic cabins with open sides and canvas roll-downs for privacy, occupied by single families of 2-6 people. All have electricity, beds and dressers. Bring your own sleeping bags and pillows. Shower and toilet facilities are nearby to all cabins.


Ogontz Camp is a magnificent 300-acre facility in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, which includes log cabin accommodations, meeting halls, lodges and dining hall. Located on a secluded lake surrounded by pine woods. Activities include arts and crafts, hiking, biking, swimming, boating (trained lifeguard on duty) and tennis. More information can be found at www.ogontzsuzukiinstitute.com

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.