Summer Institute


Student Summer Institute - 2021 Has Been Canceled

Held at College of Idaho
2112 Cleveland Blvd., Caldwell, Idaho 83605
(Click here for a map)

The Idaho Suzuki Institute provides the opportunity for students, parents and teachers to further their understanding of the philosophy and teachings of Dr. Shinichi Suzuki. The concentrated form of the student classes stimulate and motivate while reinforcing the skills developed in the normal course of study at home. The Institute also allows parents to see the success of the Suzuki approach on a grand scale and to enhance the skills they need to help their children learn.
Teachers can begin or continue their study of Suzuki method philosophy and pedagogy.

Find more answers to your questions about our Summer Institute by clicking on the links to the left under "Summer Institute" and be sure to check out the Parent Guide if this is your first year with us!

Visit our String ProgramPiano Program or Teacher Training page to get started! 

Please visit any of the links to the right under Summer Institute for more information, including a page designed especially for parents to help you know what information you will need to know.

Theme FOR 2020:  The Four Seasons

Have fun dressing up to our daily themes.

Tuesday: Spring and Institute T-shirt Day
Wednesday: Summer
Thursday: Fall
Friday: Winter


After registering, login to review your registration and payment information at



Please make checks payable to:


ISA c/o JoAnn Wood

2570 N Penny Royal Ave.

Boise, Id. 83713


Institute Co-Directors

Debbie Hynes
String Program Co-Director
Connie Hadlock

String Program Co-Director

Bronwen Godfrey

Piano Program Director


Debbie Hynes began violin lessons at the age of 11. During her high school years she played in the Boise Philharmonic Orchestra, and continued playing and studying music at Brigham Young University. After graduating with a Bachelor of Music Education, Debbie taught Strings in the Davis County Schools (Utah). Other orchestra experience includes Salt Lake Symphony (Utah), Plymouth Symphony (Michigan) and the Bellevue Philharmonic (Washington) where she led the String Enrichment Program for Schools. Debbie played 1st violin in the Crescendo Quartet (Seattle area) for 10 years. She now resides in Boise where she teaches orchestra at the Jr. High and Elementary levels, and has a private violin/viola studio. Debbie and her husband Gordon have 6 children. One of her loves is playing in a family quartet with her daughters.

Connie Hadlock, of Caldwell, Idaho, studied with June Itami, Walter Cerveny, and Lamar Barrus. She began teaching in 1977 and has been very active in music and the arts in our community. In 2005, she assisted in starting the first orchestra at Vallivue High School. For the past 23 years Connie has been an advisor/coach for a high school auxiliary/dance team. Connie also taught fifth through eighth grade orchestra for the past three years in the Caldwell School District. Although recently semi-retiring, she continues teaching private violin/viola lessons as well as performing in various ensembles and local orchestras. Involved with the Suzuki movement for many years, Connie currently serves on the faculty at Suzuki Institutes in Utah, California, Montana, and Idaho and served as co-director as well as director of the Idaho Suzuki Institute for a number of years in the past. Along with her husband Layne, she loves spending time with their six children, 22 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Bronwen Godfrey is a local piano teacher who grew up studying music through the Suzuki method starting at the age of 3. She now enjoys teaching and the freedom it allows for spending time with her family. Her favorite color is teal and she has an unhealthy relationship with jelly beans.



Faculty List:


Diane Austin (UT)

Sarah Coley (ID)

Connie Hadlock (ID)

Helen Higa (HI)

Debbie Hynes (ID)

Cathryn Lee (CA)

Allen Lieb, Jr. (NY)

Robert Richardson, Jr. (Canada)

Nathan Sutter (ID) 


William Wharton (ID)

Linda Wharton (ID)

Priscilla Jones (WA)


Lori Armstrong (MT)

Alyse Korn (CA)

Milana Colt (ID)

Tawna Love (ID)

Bronwen Godfrey (ID)


Bryanna Campbell (ID) Hip Hop Dance

Lise Hansen (ID) Ukulele

Suzanne Lambert (CA) Mariachi

Anjela Root (ID) Arts and Crafts