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New England Suzuki Institute

Violin | Viola | Cello | Piano | Guitar

Countdown to 2022!

Sunday June 26th to Saturday July 2nd

NESI is 40!! In 1981, the first New England Suzuki Institute was hosted at the University of Maine in Orono. In June 2022, NESI will occupy a new home at Colby College in Waterville, Maine! Colby is a picturesque New England liberal arts college about an hour north of Portland. The college offers many beautiful spaces for classes, performances and recreational opportunities. They are very excited to welcome the New England Suzuki Institute to their campus.

The New England Suzuki Institute is open to students of violin, viola, cello, piano, guitar and their parents who work with a Suzuki teacher and study the Suzuki repertoire. Traditionally trained students of piano and guitar are easily incorporated into the program.

Because NESI is committed to offering a comprehensive and quality curriculum for all ages in an atmosphere of individual attention, registration will be limited to 130 students on a first-come, first-served basis. Early registration is encouraged as we fill quickly, long before the deadline of June 1st.

Offerings include:

Student Participation at NESI

Each student should review all repertoire up to and including his/her current piece and come prepared to play a polished piece for the first class meeting. Memorization of all Suzuki and solo repertoire is expected. The teacher can readily assess a student's needs by hearing a piece that is technically and musically well prepared.

Because NESI is committed to offering a comprehensive and quality curriculum for all ages in an atmosphere of individual attention, registration will be limited to 130 students on a first-come, first-served basis. Early registration is encouraged as we filled quickly last year, long before the deadline of June 1st.