MaryLou Roberts

Guitar Teacher, Administrator / Teacher Trainer

MaryLou Roberts

SAA Member

Contact

Ann Arbor, MI
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www.arborguitar.org

MaryLou Roberts teaches Guitar in Ann Arbor, Michigan using the Suzuki Method.  Since becoming a Teacher-Trainer for the SAA in 2006, and the ESA in 2012, MaryLou has conducted numerous courses throughout South and Central America, Australia, United States and Ireland. Her service to the wider Suzuki Community has been a wonderful opportunity: being on the Suzuki Association Board of Directors, Coordinator of the Ann Arbor Suzuki Institute, and Chair of the ISA Guitar Committee, member of the SAA Guitar Committee, and the SAA Teacher Development Advisory Committee. She holds a Master of Music degree in Guitar Performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music, Valedictory Award, and a BM from the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, studying with John Holmquist and composer Gilbert Biberian.  Master classes with Manuel Barrueco, Sharon Isbin, Angel Romero, and David Russell have added insights.  Her extensive Suzuki training includes numerous conferences, and 12 summer courses is with Frank Longay, Bill Kossler and David Madsen.  Suzuki graduates in her studio have been accepted into guitar programs at the Cleveland Institute of Music, the University of Denver, University of Southern California, Peabody Conservatory, Florida State University, North Carolina School for the Arts, and Juilliard, as well as other programs in Medicine, Computer Science, Library Science, and Psychology.  She is director of the Ann Arbor Suzuki Guitar Institute held each summer, and is on the adjunct faculty at Schoolcraft College. MaryLou and husband Brian are both classical guitarists, have 3 Suzuki raised children in violin and guitar, and enjoy the outdoors, Tai Chi, and talking on their morning walks. [javascript protected email address]