Part 6
Parent Education in Suzuki Studios
Who offers it? Who receives it? What does it look like?

November 1, 2016, ASJ 45.1
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American Suzuki Journal 45.1

Previously printed in American Suzuki Journal 45.1. Reprinted with permission. Copyright © 2016 Suzuki Association of the Americas, Inc.

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 mentoring program for Suzuki teachers. Most recently, Pat is the Director Emerita of the Aber Suzuki Center at the UW-Stevens Point.

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Kate Einarson

Dr. Kate Einarson lives in Toronto, teaches violin and SECE for the Oakville Suzuki Association, and sits on the Board of Directors of the Suzuki Association of Ontario. Kate completed her Ph.D. as part of the McMaster Institute for Music and the Mind, and conducts Suzuki-related research as the co-coordinator of the International Research Symposium on Talent Education.

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Elizabeth Guerriero

Elizabeth M. Guerriero, PhD (Penn State University), completed her BM in violin performance at the Hartt School of Music (Suzuki Books 1-4) and MM in violin performance and Suzuki pedagogy (Suzuki Books 1-9 and Practicum) from the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver.

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Karin Hendricks is an Assistant Professor of Music Education at Boston University, with previous positions held at Ball State University and the University of Illinois. At the university level, she has taught courses in music education research, sociology and psychology of music, string pedagogy, and contemporary and nontraditional practices in music education. Before moving to the collegiate level, she taught public school orchestra for 13 years. She is an active youth orchestra clinician and private string instructor, and has won several awards for her teaching. She currently serves as national secretary for the American String Teachers Association.

Dr. Hendricks has presented workshops at national and international conferences, and has published papers in a variety of academic journals. She has served in local, national, and international leadership capacities, and as a peer reviewer for professional and scholarly journals. Her research interests include social psychology and early childhood string pedagogy, with a particular focus on contextual and cultural influences upon motivation, self-belief, and musical engagement.

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Nancy Mitchell holds a Ph.D. in music education from the University of Toronto. She teaches K-8 music for the Durham District School Board and maintains an active private piano studio.

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