Cory Roberts is a classical guitarist based in Lakewood. Suzuki guitar has been a life-long learning process for him that began at the age four. Studying under his mother Marylou Roberts, who played a role in developing the Suzuki books and became the first certified Suzuki Guitar teacher trainer in the world, Cory became one of the first students to complete all nine Suzuki Guitar books. He began studying with Grammy Award winning concert guitarist Jason Vieaux with once a month road trips in 2006 and began his studies with Vieaux at the Cleveland Institute of Music in 2008. During his time at CIM, in addition to solo performing, Cory studied pedagogy and gained experience in ensembles. In 2012, he graduated from CIM with a bachelor of music in guitar performance. Cory continues his musical education by studying Suzuki guitar, this time from a teacher’s perspective. He has completed teacher training in Suzuki Books 1-4.