Chicago Suzuki Institute

2015 Chicago Suzuki Institute Dates


Student Institute:  July 5 - July 10

Advanced Program:  July 4 - July 10

Chamber Music Program:  July 4 - July 10

Short-Term Teacher Training Courses:  July 4 - July 12


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

2015 registration is Open, however...

Student, Chamber & Advanced Program is CLOSED for PIANO.

Student VIOLIN & CELLO have very Limited Availability, so please call to confirm space before registering.

Teacher Training Courses are still OPEN except for PIANO BOOK 2 which has been CANCELED.

Early bird tuition discount for registrations postmarked by May 1, 2015.


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.

Music Institute Teacher Spotlight:  Jay Kolin, Suzuki Piano
Teacher Spotlight: Jay Kolin, Suzuki Piano

"I had always wanted to live in Africa, probably because it was so remote from my suburban Connecticut upbringing."