MaryLou Roberts

Suzuki Guitar Teacher

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Love and Excellence from the beginning!

Biographical Information

MaryLou Roberts

Coordinator and Guitar Teacher, Ann Arbor Suzuki Institute of Music

Suzuki Association of the Americas Teacher Trainer

ESA teacher trainer

Suzuki Association of the Americas Board of Directors and Teacher Development Advisory Committee

Chair of the International Suzuki Association Guitar Committee

Member of The Board of Trustees, Guitar Foundation of America

Bachelor of Music, Classical Guitar Performance, Wisconsin Conservatory of Music

Master of Music, Guitar Performance, Valedictory Award, Cleveland Institute of Music

It is my goal to be kind, to inspire students to be their best, helping parents with home practice ideas, giving children a life long love of music.


Students generally start Suzuki Guitar between three and nine years old. Parents attend lessons and help with the home environment by taking lesson notes, playing the reference recordings and learning to support learning in a positive way. The Suzuki Method is a complete instrumental training that develops the whole child, nurtures playing into young adulthood. The program includes individual lessons, by-weekly group class, recitals and a summer Institute (aka guitar camp) Group classes are an essential part of the Suzuki Method and very important for motivation, listening, leading and flexibility.

In Group Playing, students learn flexibility, how to follow, how to lead, and the joy of being a part of a musical group of peers.

Advanced Suzuki students playing for

Christopher Parkening at the University of Michigan Musical Society Ford Honors Program, Rackham Auditorium.

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Each Summer, we host the Ann Arbor Suzuki Guitar Institute; a 5 day event including daily lesson, concerts, ensembles, music games and fun together with friends.

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Listen to a guitar solo written by MaryLou in 1981, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin,

'The Awakening' by MaryLou Roberts

Click here to listen to a performance on Soundcloud played by Brian Roberts

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'Returning' An Intermediate Guitar Solo by MaryLou Roberts

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