Chicago Suzuki Institute

Registration is still Open for the 2020 Institute.

Final determinations regarding the Institute proceeding will be made in mid-May based on events and CDC recommendations at that time.


We would love to know if you intend to join us this summer.  We are continuing to accept registrations and will use the published deadlines for registration fee waivers/reductions and tuition fees based on postmark date or date emailed.  All payments will be “held”, not processed at this time.


2020 Chicago Suzuki Institute Dates
June 27 - July 5


Student Institute:  June 28 - July 3

Chamber Music Program:  June 27 - July 3

Advanced Program:  June 27 - July 3

Short-Term Teacher Training Courses: June 27 - July 5

Trinity International University

2065 Half Day Road | Deerfield, IL  60015


Administrative Director:  Blake Brasch

Assistant Director:  Aaron Kaplan 

Contact us:
Phone: 847.905.1500 | Fax:  847.446.3876

     {ext. 174 will be manned after May 1st}

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.

When is the best time to practice music? - Music Institute practice tip
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