Chicago Suzuki Institute

2016 Chicago Suzuki Institute Dates


Student Institute:  July 3 - 8

Advanced Program:  July 2 - 8

Chamber Music Program:  July 2 - 8

Short-Term Teacher Training Courses:  July 2 - 10


Trinity International University

2065 Half Day Road | Deerfield, IL  60015


Administrative Director:  Blake Brasch

Artistic Director:  Gilda Barston

Contact us:
Phone: 847.905.1500, ext. 511 | Fax:  847.446.3876

2016 registration is OPEN...
   Space is still available in all Program levels and Teacher Training courses,
    Except space is limited for Piano participants in the Student, Chamber and Advanced Programs,
    AND the Teacher Trainer Piano Practicum course's registration CLOSED as of April 6th.


Early bird tuition discount for registrations postmarked by May 1, 2016.

See CSI Tuition tab for * NEW POLICY FOR 2016 * regarding Registration Fee.

The Chicago Suzuki Institute is a concentrated week of master classes, group instruction, short-term teacher training courses, concerts, and musical enrichment for Suzuki violin, viola, cello, and piano students, parents, and teachers. 

CSI provides an opportunity for children and their parents to study music in the safe and compact setting of Trinity University in north-suburban Deerfield, Illinois. While studying the Suzuki repertoire, students experience dramatic musical growth through the stimulating teaching of our excellent faculty, the motivating presence of their peers and the nurturing support of their parents. Students receive a combination of classes providing individual attention and group participation as well as many exciting evening programs featuring our faculty, advanced program participants and guest artists. The inspiration of the week invigorates the musical studies of the children throughout the year.


The Chicago Suzuki Institute is also a "laboratory" for the study of the teaching methods of Dr. Shinichi Suzuki.  Prospective teachers as well as experienced teachers will find opportunities to develop and refine the art and craft of teaching through short-term courses approved by the Suzuki Association of the Amercas taught by internationally acclaimed educators.

Teacher Spotlight on Derin Kenny ~ April 2016
Teacher Spotlight: Derin Kenny, harp

"My first teacher, Kathy Kienzle, was very firm about technique- I’ve adopted making that a priority regardless of how serious or what age the student is." >>