Suzuki in NZ

The New Zealand Suzuki Institute (NZSI), was formed approximately 30 years ago.

Dr Suzuki visited New Zealand in January 1989, and was impressed with the progress and enthusiasm of the members of the New Zealand Suzuki Institute.

Find Teachers

If you are wanting a Suzuki teacher for your child, find the details of your local NZSI registered teachers on the NZSI Teachers Registry.

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Your membership enables us to offer Suzuki music opportunities to families and teachers throughout the country.

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The NZSI now has branches throughout NZ with over 120 teachers and 2000 students studying a variety of instruments including violin, cello, piano, flute and guitar.  New Zealand students, have won national and international competitions and acclaim.  One of the features of the Suzuki Movement in New Zealand are the frequent regional workshops and summer camps that bring families and teachers together to enable students to develop musically as individuals, in groups and ensembles