Using Keen Observation, Precise Language and Balanced Feedback to Increase Efficiency and Motivation
Viola, Violin
Jun 23 and 30, 2020 in Stevens Point, WI
at Studio of Pat D’Ercole


Using Keen Observation, Precise Language and Balanced Feedback to Increase Efficiency and Motivation: Viola, Violin

Instructor: Pat D'Ercole,

Event Description

What we observe—those just noticeable differences in our students’ performances, and how accurately and objectively we describe them, can have a huge impact on the student’s rate of learning and their motivation. During our time together we will learn and practice strategies that will improve observation and develop precision-in-language skills.   These skills will be foundation upon which to practice giving balanced feedback.  Finally, we will learn why these teacher traits can boost the motivation of the student and parent.
Approximately 60-90 minutes of pre-course work is required.

Course full.

Trainer Information

Pat D’Ercole

Patricia D’Ercole is a Suzuki violin teacher and teacher trainer. She did long-term training with Margery Aber and studied with Dr. Suzuki. She has been a clinician in 23 states and 7 foreign countries. Pat has written numerous articles for the ASJ, was chair of the SAA Board of Directors, and a member of the Every Child Can! and Suzuki Principles in Action Committees. She was the founding president of the Suzuki Association of Wisconsin and has been co-coordinator for the International Research Symposium on Talent Education since 1995. Through her leadership, a collection of videos which chronicles Dr. Suzuki’s teaching at the American Suzuki Institute in 1976, is now preserved on the web. Pat created the UWSP Suzuki Strings Mentoring Program, a year-long online practicum for Suzuki teachers. Most recently, Pat is the Director Emerita of the Aber Suzuki Center at the UW-Stevens Point.


June 23 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM continuing June 30 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM (GMT -6:00) Central Time


Studio of Pat D'Ercole

Stevens Point WI 54482

Phone: 715

More Info & Contact

Pat D'Ercole

Phone: 715-340-9553
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