General Information

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.  Unique to ASI is the extensive Lecture Series on topics sure to enhance your success as a home teacher. 
Short Term Teacher Development classes are for those who wish to begin or continue their study of Suzuki method philosophy and pedagogy.
In addition to teaching, the ASI faculty shares its expertise in the extensive ASI Lecture Series, which include a wide range of topics of interest to parents and teachers alike.
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.
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  • Non-musical acts are welcome.
  • Specific audition information will be included in your registration packet.
  • Acts should be appropriate for a general audience.
  • Auditions are required and will take place on Tuesday. 
  • All are welcome to audition – students, parents, teacher trainees, and faculty. 
  • Talent show will be held on Thursday evening during the first session and Wednesday evening during the second session. 
  • This is a great way for students, parents, and teachers to relax, unwind, and have some fun.



Registration Information

ASI Store

Child Care - On Campus

Commuter Amenities

Computer Access

Concert & Recital Series


Financial Assistance

Home Studio Community-Building Program


Institute housing is typical university residence halls with communal restrooms and kitchens on some floors. If you would like to stay in the residence halls, select your housing options on your registration form. If you do not wish to stay in a residence hall, there are several other options nearby which you can book separately.

  • University Residence Hall 
    • Fees: 
      • 1 adult and 1 youth: $260 per week 
      • 2 adults: $290 per week 
      • 2 youths: $230 per week 
      • 1 adult: $200 per week 
      • 1 youth: $170 per week 
    • Refrigerator rental: $26 per week 
    • There are no housing fees for children two and under. 
    • Fire regulations mandate that maximum of two people over the age of two be assigned to a room. 
    • Families requiring more than one room will be housed next door or across the hall from each other.
    • Groups requesting to be housed together must note it on their application. 
    • Residence halls are located on the UWSP campus within walking distance of classroom buildings. 
    • Check-in begins at noon on Sunday. 
    • Check-out is by noon on Saturday. 
    • Linens are provided (pillow with case, bedspread, fitted and top sheet, bath towel, and face towel). 
    • Tobacco use is prohibited on campus. 
    • No pets (other than service dogs) are allowed in the residence halls. 
    • A public telephone is available in the lobby of each hall. Rooms do not have active telephone lines, and the phone at the front desk is not for public use. 
    • See a complete list of dorm rules, regulations, and additional information

    • Teen Dorm:
      • Teen dorm fee is $365 per week.
      • Open to students age 13-18, attending one or two sessions.  Early arrival is not permitted. 
      • Fee includes meals, lodging, special planned activities, and full-time supervision by resident counselors.
        Resident counselors are on-call 24 hours a day to ensure a safe and supportive environment. In addition to the normal Institute activities, the American Suzuki Institute sponsors an opening night mixer, a pizza party and a dance each week for the teens. Teen Dorm residents who stay for both weeks of the Institute spend Saturday afternoon and evening in supervised recreational activities. One week Teen Dorm residents wishing to participate in the Saturday teen activities will be assessed a $30 activity fee. All teens participating in Institute-sponsored teen activities must be housed in the Teen Dorm and will be assigned a roommate. Meal tickets are required and are included in the housing cost. The Teen Dorm residents are under the supervision of the Institute, and residents are expected to abide by the established regulations and code of conduct, even if a parent is on campus. The Institute reserves the right to remove any student from the Teen Dorm who fails to do so. All forms required to be completed for each Teen Dorm resident will be emailed to you the first week of June, and must be completed and returned to us by June 24.
  • Early Arrivals 
    • Early arrival is not permitted for the Teen Dorm, but is allowed for all other residence halls. 
    • Early arrivals will only be accepted with advance notice. 
    • Early check-in (Saturday after 2pm) is available for an additional fee 
      • Adult: $30/night 
      • Youth: $25/night
    • If you plan to arrive on Saturday, you must check into Baldwin Hall to receive your room key. 
  • Hotels and other lodging options
    For those wishing to stay off campus, several facilities are located near the University. Any hotel with a Division Street address is within walking distance of the campus.
  • We encourage you to support the following local hotels who have sponsored the 2016 American Suzuki Institute.  When you book, please mention the code: ASI 2016.


Instrument Rental


Parking and Transportation

Parent Responsibility

Practice Rooms


Repertoire Lists and Duet Lists


Talent Show