Western Springs School of Talent Education

Cello Practicum
Feb 1923, 2017 in Western Springs, IL
at Western Springs School of Talent Education


Cello Practicum

Instructor: Sally Gross,

Event Description

Time: To be arranged amongst participants and trainer

Course Description: The SAA Practicum Unit is an important component in the SAA’s system of level-by-level unit training. While unit core training mainly focuses on Suzuki repertoire and instrumental technique, the emphasis of the Practicum is upon developing the art of teaching. Topics include communication skills, teaching strategies, diagnostics, and observation. In a nurturing and supportive environment of peers, using video footage from their home studio and on-site teaching, participants will practice self-assessment skills to identify their strengths in teaching and those areas in need of improvement. In keeping with the SAA’s commitment to life-long learning, the Practicum will provide teachers with an invaluable opportunity at any stage in their development. Observations will be incorporated into the five days and must be completed by the last day of the course. Additional location at 32 Foxcroft Road, Naperville, IL 60565 maybe used for the portion of this training. Please contact Sally Gross at 630-892-1096 for more information.

In keeping with the SAA’s commitment to life-long learning, the Practicum provides teachers with an invaluable opportunity at any stage in their development.   More info

Prerequisite: Every Child Can! , Cello Book One

Audition: Cello Basic, Intermediate, or Comprehensive  (S.A.A. audition guidelines) 

Prerequisite course:

Cello Unit 1

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Trainer Information

Sally Gross

A native of the Chicago area, Sally Gross is currently Cello Director at the Western Springs School of Talent Education and the Naperville Suzuki School. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Northern Illinois University where she studied with Marc Johnson, and a Masters of Music in Suzuki Pedagogy from Ithaca College where she worked with Carey Beth Hockett and Sandy and Joan Reuning. Before returning to the Chicago area in 2004, Sally taught at the Suzuki String School of Guelph in Ontario where she was also Artistic Coordinator. She has been a teacher trainer since 1990. As a dual citizen of the US and Canada, Sally has a keen interest in expanding Dr. Suzuki’s vision in both countries through her leadership, teacher training, and guest clinician appearances.


Sunday, February 19 to Thursday, February 23, , 2017


Western Springs School of Talent Education

1106 Chestnut St
Western Springs IL 60558

Phone: 708-246-9309
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