Chicago Suzuki Institute - Student Program

2023 STUDENT PROGRAM: Sunday, July 2 - Friday, July 7, 2023


The Student Program is for Suzuki violin, viola, cello, and piano students ages 3 and up and at all levels beginning with Pre-Twinkle.  A hallmark of the Chicago Suzuki Institute is the depth of teaching experience each faculty member brings to their classes. All core instrumental classes are taught by members of CSI's remarkable faculty of Suzuki specialists from around the world. The student program includes three levels: Pre-Twinkle, Book One and Book Two & Beyond


Student Program General Information

Sunday, July 2, 2023 - Program Begins
1:00 pm - student check-in and pick up registration packet  
3:30 pm - orientation


Following orientation, activities will include a play-in and orchestra rehearsals.


Classes are held on Sunday afternoon and between 8:30 am - 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday.  Parents or care-givers should be prepared to attend classes all week with the students.  The student program ends with the Final Festival Concerts, held Friday afternoon and evening on July 7.


For your reference, additional information about the 2023 Chicago Suzuki Institute can be found here.



Parents or care-givers should be prepared to attend classes all week with the students. This is not a drop off camp. Child Care is not available.  


Suzuki Philosophy - shared responsibility, defined roles


A major tenet of the Suzuki philosophy is that each child works with a parent or guardian in the home practice between lessons.   

For this reason, a parent or guardian must accompany all students in classes throughout the week.


The Suzuki Philosophy benefits the student and parent in many ways:

  - The parent can help the student better understand and keep track
    of daily assignments

  - Parents serve as the interface between the home teacher and the institute
    teacher as needed by the student

  - Students witness other students working with their parents and gain insight
    into their working relationship with their own parent

  - Students and parents share in the overall experience, thus enriching the home
    practice throughout the school year