Pat D'Ercole

Violin Teacher
Violin, SPA, ECC Teacher Trainer

Pat D’Ercole

SAA Member


Stevens Point, WI
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Patricia D’Ercole is a Suzuki violin teacher and teacher trainer. She completed a master’s degree with an emphasis in Suzuki with Margery Aber and, in 1988, studied in Japan with Dr. Suzuki. She has been a clinician in 22 states in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Canada, Finland, Estonia, Peru, Chile and Taiwan. Pat has written numerous articles for the American Suzuki Journal, was chair of the Suzuki Association (SAA) Board of Directors and served as a member of the SAA committees that developed Every Child Can! and the Suzuki Principles in Action courses. She was the founder and first president of the Suzuki Association of Wisconsin and has been on the planning committee for the International Research Symposium on Talent Education since its inception in 1991 and has served as its coordinator since 1995. Through her leadership, a collection of videos which chronicles the two weeks of Dr. Suzuki’s teaching at the American Suzuki Institute in Stevens Point in 1976, The American Suzuki Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point: The Suzuki Method in Action, is now preserved on the web. In 2002, she was the recipient of the American Suzuki Institute’s Suzuki Chair Award and in 2008 became a Distinguished Instructional Specialist at UWSP. Pat began the UWSP Suzuki Strings Mentoring Program in 2010, an online year-long mentoring program for Suzuki teachers to improve their teaching skills while teaching in their home studios. Most recently, Pat was the Director of the Aber Suzuki Center at the UW-Stevens Point.