Northern Illinois Suzuki Guitar Institute

A Big Guitar Party!

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

Announcing our 2nd annual Northern Illinois Suzuki Guitar Summer 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 18-22, 2022

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 Deadline June 18, 2022

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

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 2
Plus Teaching Strategies

July 18-23, 2021
Glen Ellyn, IL
MaryLou Roberts

Registration Deadline June 18, 2022

Suzuki Guitar Unit 2 provides approaches to teaching rest stroke in combination with bass notes, free stroke and combining strokes for melody and accompaniment playing. It also establishes note reading skills and ear training. This course is in a new format, combining Book 2 Teacher Training with Teaching Strategies; a master class for greater effectiveness in teaching.

The book 2 course fee ($575) includes both courses at a discounted rate.

Teacher training at the Northern Illinois Suzuki Guitar Institute will be available either in person or online. Please inquire for details.

The teaching strategies course will have a 3 hour online introduction ahead of the scheduled course beginning.

Teaching Strategies for all teachers may also be taken as an independent course. Teaching Strategies is like a master class for teaching, having clear communication with parent and child, personalized advice for giving a highly effective lesson, and creating an environment that is motivating.

Sample Schedule:

Before July 18 Date TBD 3 hours online

Mon -Thurs, July 18-21
1pm—mini recital

Friday, July 22
9am Pedagogy
10am Pedagogy
11am final concert
1pm -3pm observations

Saturday , July 23
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