What is my opinion about the instructor/instructors?
(We are not looking for general flattery. Their competence and knowledge in the field? Ability to teach? Able to listen? General behaviour? Gender perspectives? Anything, good or bad.)
Tom is an expert teacher. His knowledge of magic, and his critical thinking and all around demeanor was pleasant to learn from. He was able to judge the rooms ability, and was able to critique accordingly.
Tom was very kind, generous, open-minded, and fearless. Anything more I say will constitute flattery. The best magic teacher I’ve ever experienced.
Tom Stone is smart, thoughtful, and inspiring. His approach to teaching, like his approach to his own performance of magic, is rigorous and exacting. He is very kind, but he seeks to helps students become “world class.” My only wish is that he might have demonstrated more of his own magic during the course. The focus of the course was theoretical, i.e., there was less focus on technique, which made sense, given the variety of skill sets among the students.
I think that the course could be improved if each participant had the chance to do a 3 trick say 7 minute routine at the end to be critiqued. There should be facilities to film this using good equipment and the recording should be sent to the individual. Leaving the course with the feeling that an expert as well as fellow participants have improved a 3 trick routine for you would be very valuable A dinner on one of the evenings would be nice.
I think Tom was an excellent teacher who had clearly thought about the art of magic deeply. He clearly had an ability to teach and was highly skilled in the art of magic. What would have made things even better was more direct feedback on the practical exercises – I think at times Tom was reluctant to pronounce on what he thought was good/needed improvement. This approach came from the right place, but I think there was an element missed here. The feedback could have been structured in a positive manner- e.g. two things I liked and one thing I would like to see more of
Tom was a great instructor, his knowledge is very qualified to teach what was on offer and had great encouragement for the students during the workshop. His depth of knowledge is so great that I believe he found it hard a few times to translate his thoughts philosophies into English, not that it was particularly hard to understand what it was he was trying to get across
Tom had a good delivery, allowing ample time for students to reflect and feedback. He guided us well throughout the exercises and performances, giving suggestions, but never impressing his opinion. It was also good when he broke down a couple of his acts for the class. Would like to see some more visual element to compliment his talks as mentioned with video clips of other performers.
Tom was a great instructor. He was engaging and clear in his tuition. He is clearly very competent and knowledgable. Good at listening and responding to unexpected questions. I felt like everything was explained very clearly. I would have valued him spending some time with each group during the hands on tasks. Even if it wasn’t to provide advice at that point, he could have taken notes to feedback later without disrupting the task. Tom was very encouraging and complimentary. He always found something nice to say about every performance. While I like this, it would also be valuable to receive some constructive advice and criticism where appropriate.
Tom Stone’s experience and ability as a magic inventor, theorist, thinker and performer is among the highest in the world. What I learned during the workshop is that he is also a careful and thoughtful teacher. Tom can do what some other leading magicians cannot: he can not only perform wonderful magic, but can articulate and teach *how* and *why* the magic works. Tom was also able to model and describe good feedback (encouraging us to offer feedback not as the truth, but as our own perspective). He resisted invitations to perform for us, in the interests of encouraging us to discover for ourselves. He had a clear structure and sequence in mind for the programme as a whole. And he set a welcoming, friendly and funny tone from the very beginning.
He is very helpful and knowledgable. Good facilitation skills to create space of discussion and learning. It was very useful his examples to see all the content applied to life. I would appreciate that he would give more feedback or provide help during the group work (how is the idea going? do you need any help? are you stuck somewhere? can you show me the routine, etc).
good, but slept a lot during assignment time, and that felt wrong as if the instructor is off the clock and not working for a long time during the day.
Tom is brilliant in his delivery, graceful in his execution and a master at the points he teaches. He is very good at giving immidiate and relevant feedback and listens to your opinions. He is also very kind during the workshop and after.
Jag hade Tom Stone som lärare. En mycket bra lärare som hela tiden utmanade med motfrågor vilket gjorde att man hela tiden fick tänka till själv och ”producera” eget material. Mycket nöjd med Tom som är väldigt ödmjuk och pedagogisk.
Tom explained everything clearly and with examples. I found it easy to understand. He also had a hint of evil-humor at times and wasn’t afraid to challenge us, two things I personally enjoyed. Occasionally the order of things got a bit confused, but nothing major that I would even have remembered unless you asked. A calm easy to follow tempo also made it easy to take in what he said.
Tom kept the course with joy. had the ability to show everyone just as much attention and respect. he mixed the languages in a good way so everyone could follow. he told us in an interesting way and adapted the answers to the questions that appeared.
Framför kursen på ett roligt och underhållande sätt med högt i tak. Tycker att man har en bra blandning både på övningar samt teorin. Som jag skrev tidigare en lite förhoppning på att få pyssla och lösa lite problem man hade med sig.
I find Tom to be a great teacher and listener. He motivates and pushes just enough for us to develop as performers.
Otroligt duktig lärare!! Tom gjorde mig trygg i min otrygghet. Tom har en förmåga att avdramatisera vilket gjorde mig mindre nervös.
Very knowledgeable and patient. And let us discover things on our own but when needed pointed us and kept us on track with the course. Enjoyed demonstrations of techniques at work which gave us m idea of what we could potentially do down the line with the skills we are learning and developing.
Tom is perefect
Tom is an excellent lecturer as well as instructor. He paces the lessons well and never rushes things.
Väldigt bra. Hade kanske varit bra med att kunna få synpunkter på “examensnumret” vad man kunnat gjort annorlunda. Dock samtidigt bra att man inte bedömdes hur bra man var i våra olika uppträdande, det skapade en trygghet i gruppen.