Community / Organization

Hyde Park Suzuki Institute

The Hyde Park Suzuki Institute was founded in 1998 to bring the joy of music and the expression of its richness to children through the teaching methods of those who have proven through experience and research the exceptional learning ability of the young child. Since then, the Institute has earned the reputation of excellence in the instruction of young children. We are a community of folks who enjoy their musical experience. Parents are a vital part of this community, proving to be some of the most committed in the Midwest. They too are students of the Institute, learning their child's instrument in order to be the "home teacher." The parent learns basic technique, musicianship, and theory. The Hyde Park Suzuki Institute, Inc. is an active member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas, Music Teachers of Hyde Park and Chicago Community Music School Consortium. We are community partners with the Chicago Sinfonietta, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Hyde Park School of Dance and Ravinia Festival. These relationships afford our students the opportunity to interact with the music community, attend professional concerts and meet world-renowned musicians. This gives our students a broad perspective on music performance while encouraging musical achievement. We offer instruction in violin, viola, cello, piano, guitar and string bass for children aged 3 and up.