ASI hosted the first-ever Suzuki Voice Institute in 2023
All voice students (regardless of book level) will follow the same fee schedule and total instructional hours of instrumentalists in Books 1-2:
Festival Concert repertoire will be drawn from the lists below. Find the list for your instrument and start reviewing now!
Cello Review List
Harp Review List
Harp Duet List
Piano Review List
Piano Duet List – Purchase duets for your level and learn parts before Institute.
Viola Review List
Violin Review List
Voice Review List
One-week Chamber Music July 21-27
The Chamber Music Program is a cornerstone of ASI. Students make lifelong friends while raising their musicianship to new heights! Please refer to the Chamber Music Page for our checklist of forms and more details.
These courses will be offered Monday through Thursday at 11:00-11:50 am unless otherwise noted. Class sizes will vary between 15 and 25, depending on the class. Enrollment will be open on a first-come, first-served basis. All classes cost $65.
Kid’s Yoga (ages 7-12): Be ready for an adventure into outer space or a jungle safari as we explore physical movement, relaxation and breath control – essential for budding musicians! Yoga mat or towel recommended. Teacher: Ashlee Casey.
Artist’s Imagination (Ages 7-12): Use your imagination and expand your artistic skills through the visual arts. Students will participate in daily hands-on projects. Open to all students. Teacher: Lee Vang.
Fun with Duets: Violin students can experience the fun of making music with friends by learning duet parts to the Suzuki repertoire. Students should already be able to read music with 3 sharps and 2 flats (approximately late Book 2 or higher—please consult your home teacher). Prior to ASI, violinists should purchase “Duets for Violin” by Shinichi Suzuki to use in class. This class is not intended to teach students how to read music.
Modern Dance (all instruments, ages 9-18): Put your creative thinking into motion through the language of dance. No previous dance experience required. Ages 7-8 with previous dance experience. Teacher: Angie Nyquist.
Taekwondo (All students ages 7 and above) is an exciting sport and the fastest-growing martial art in the world. Master Steve Decker will be leading an awesome opportunity to learn some basic Taekwondo skills and show you the martial art he has practiced and lived for over 20 years. No prior experience is necessary. Certificates will be given to all enrollees.
Composer’s Corner (All students, ages 8 and up, book 2+) Take a deep dive into how a composer creates the music in the Suzuki books. Bring your book to class for this guided adventure through the language of your music. Our Decoders reveal the mysteries of music in a fun and easy process helping students feel successful in their music-making. Teacher: Lyda Osinga
Viola for Violinists: Are you curious about C strings? Have you wondered about reading alto clef? Do you want to expand your future opportunities for playing chamber music and beyond? Use the violin skills you already have while you explore the rich sound of the viola. For violinists in book 4 and above and ages 10+.
The American Suzuki Institute is a family experience. Parents are expected to remain with their children during meals and leisure time, as well as during classes. Parents are responsible for the conduct of their children and the safety of their valuables while attending the Institute. All students and other children must be accompanied by a parent or other responsible adult during the Institute.
Enrollment is open to violin, viola, cello, bass, piano harp, and voice students of all levels who currently study with a teacher who uses the Suzuki method and materials. Each student should review the entire Suzuki repertoire up to and including the current piece for his/her playing level. Be prepared to play your polished piece for your master class teacher at your first lesson. The teacher can readily assess the student’s needs by hearing a technically and musically mature piece.