Northern Illinois Suzuki Guitar Institute

A Big Guitar Party!

Welcome to the homepage for the Northern Illinois Suzuki Guitar Summer Institute!

This summer will mark the launch of the Northern Illinois Suzuki Guitar Institute with special guest instructor and teacher trainer MaryLou Roberts.

This is a summer event you will not want to miss!

Suzuki Student Institute
Glen Ellyn, IL
July 19-23, 2021

Join us for our first ever Northern Illinois Suzuki Guitar Institute!

This institute is open to Suzuki guitar students of all book levels. Each student will participate in a daily group class, semi private masterclass, guitar ensemble or reading group and will get to learn about Flamenco guitar through our enrichment class taught by Eric Schroeder.

The Faculty for the Institute will include:
MaryLou Roberts
Eric Schroeder
Mitchell Green, and
Kevin Brown

Located in the suburbs of Chicago our location is near two major airports and the local community includes many restaurants, grocery stores, opportunities for lodging and other amenities.

Registration Extended to July 2, 2021

Registration Fee: $25/Student

Pre-twinkle: $100

(3:30-4:15 Group Class Mon-Thurs and final concert)

Book 1-2: $300

Book 3+: $325

* Safety guidelines will be used in accordance with current public health guidance.

Sample Schedule


9am (possible early drop off)
10am Ensemble/Reading
11am Masterclass/Enrichment
12pm Lunch/Free Time
1pm Mini Recital
1:30pm Masterclass/Enrichment
2:30pm Group Class
3:30 Dismissal

10am Pre-Concert Rehearsal
11am Final Concert
12pm Camp Ends

Pre-Twinkle students will do one group class and one Masterclass Mon-Thurs. They will be able to participate in the final concert on Friday.

Held at:
Cornerstone Christian Church
312 Geneva Rd
Glen Ellyn IL 60137

Check out the Flyer Here:

Northern Illinois Suzuki Guitar Institute July 19-23, 2021 (rev.).pdf

Hybrid Format Added:

Now Offering an Online Track for Unit 1 Teacher Training along side the in person training!

Teacher Development Unit 1

July 17-24, 2021
Glen Ellyn, IL
MaryLou Roberts

Registration Extended to July 2, 2021

Suzuki Guitar Book 1 teacher training is a fantastic way to take your guitar teaching to a new level.

Do you need strategies to help your students succeed?

Are you interested to learn about the talent education model?

Can young students really play guitar at a high technical level?

Find out what becoming Suzuki trained can do for your teaching and career!

Sample Schedule:

Sat July 17 9am-4pm pedagogy
Sun July 18 1pm-5pm pedagogy

Mon -Thurs, July 19-22
1pm—mini recital

Friday, July 23
9am Pedagogy
10am Pedagogy
11am final concert
1pm -3pm observations

Saturday , July 24
9am-12pm pedagogy
12pm—exit interviews
1pm training concludes

Check out the Teacher Training Flyer Below:

(Teacher Training) NISGuitar Institute July 17-24, 2021.pdf