Chicago Suzuki Institute

2018 Chicago Suzuki Institute Dates
June 30 - July 8


Student Institute:  July 1 - 6

Chamber Music Program:  June 30 - July 6

Advanced Program:  June 30 - July 6

Short-Term Teacher Training Courses: June 30 - July 8


2018 registration is NOW OPEN!!!


However, registration is CLOSED as of May 5th for PIANO in the Student, Chamber & Advanced Programs. And CLOSED for VIOLIN in the Student, Chamber & Advanced Programs as of May 15th.


And the Book 1 Violin Teacher Training Course is "At Capacity" as of May 22nd.


Early bird tuition discount for registrations postmarked by/on May 1st or scanned & emailed back by mid-night on May 1, 2018.



Trinity International University

2065 Half Day Road | Deerfield, IL  60015


Administrative Director:  Blake Brasch

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

See CSI Tuition tab for * NEW POLICY started in 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 Carrie Schrader, violin
Teacher Spotlight: Carrie Schrader, Suzuki violin

"The love and true passion that Suzuki instilled in each student is inspiring and each day I teach, I want to become the best version of myself to share the passion and love of music."