Faculty & Staff

Toshiko Suzuki

Faculty: Piano


Roosevelt University, BM
Toho College of Drama and Music, Piano


Ms. Suzuki was born in Japan. She started taking piano lessons at the age of four and has studied with Takashi Kato, Masumi Ueda, Reiko Kikuchi, Dr. Bruce Berr, and
former Chicago Symphony Orchestra principle keyboardist, Mary Sauer.
Ms. Suzuki has been teaching piano more than two decades with over 15 years at Merit School of Music. Her private lessons students have achieved the highest grade performance exams with honors for ABRSM (Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music) and ABRSM performance diplomas, performed in Piano Texas International Festival & Academy, Cleveland Sonata Festival, DePaul Youth Concerto festivals, Walgreens National Youth Concerto Competition and have won IMA Contest and MTNA-State division Competitions.


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Merit School of Music has a broad diversity of faculty members who devote themselves to fostering young, capable musicians from all over the city of Chicago and the surrounding areas. Merit also provides financial aid to ensure that there are no economic barriers to receiving the highest quality music education.

I believe that music has the power to make us more fully human. My goal as a piano teacher is to guide young students to be able to express their emotions through music and to support their growth into fine human beings.