The New Zealand Suzuki Institute has two aims:

  • To nurture the character and ability of children through Dr Suzuki‚Äôs vision of communities enriched by music.
  • To nurture the character and ability of its teachers through internationally benchmarked teacher training opportunities and registration.

The New Zealand Suzuki Institute (NZSI), was formed approximately 40 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.

The NZSI now has branches throughout NZ with over 150 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.

NZSI is a member of the Pan Pacific Suzuki Association.

NZSI Structure

NZSI Constitution

You can download the constitution in PDF: