The American Suzuki Institute provides the opportunity for students, parents and teachers to further their understanding of the philosophy and teachings of Dr. Shinichi Suzuki. The concentrated form of the student classes stimulate and motivate while reinforcing the skills developed in the normal course of study at home. The Institute allows parents to see the success of the Suzuki approach on a grand scale and to enhance the skills they need to help their children learn. Short Term Teacher Development classes are for those who wish to begin or continue their study of Suzuki method philosophy and pedagogy. All classes offered conform to the guidelines of the Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA).
In addition to teaching, the ASI faculty shares its expertise in the extensive ASI Lecture Series. The topics discussed include Suzuki philosophy, communication, parent-child interaction, goals, early childhood development, working with teenagers and instrumental techniques and musicianship.
The ASI Concert and Recital Series presents faculty, students and guest artists in a variety of solo and group performances. With more than 50 concerts in a two-week period all instruments and all levels are represented. The traditional Talent Show adds a spark of creativity, humor and relaxation to the Institute.