The British Suzuki Institute was founded in 1978.

The BSI has many roles but, most importantly, it is responsible for training teachers in the Suzuki Method. The BSI also organises national concerts every two years at such prestigious concert venues as The Royal Festival Hall in London and Symphony Hall in Birmingham. The BSI is responsible for the guardianship and promotion of the Suzuki Method and name in the United Kingdom. The BSI also looks after the Suzuki teachers and families who are its members.

Members of the BSI may participate in Workshops, National Concerts, Summer Schools, Graduation, Conferences and other events organised by the association. Members receive three magazines a year with articles relevant to the Suzuki method and current information on events throughout Britain and Europe. Members can order music over the telephone from the BSI bookshop and have it sent direct to their home with a discount off the list price.

All Suzuki families must become members of the British Suzuki Institute.