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Dalcroze Education is joyful and gives everyone the freedom to express what music means to them.

Dalcroze Education is a playful, experiential approach to teaching and learning music. Through movement, ear-training, and improvisation, students of any age can unlock the music within their body.

Recent Posts

Call for Proposals – Deadline Extended

With the many international Dalcroze events in July, we've extended the deadline by a month to give you additional time get your materials together. Or if you were on the fence about submitting a proposal, there's still time! Deadline extended to September 1, 2019. The Dalcroze Society of America invites ...
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“Le Rythme 2019” Now Available

We are pleased to announce the 2019 issue of Le Rythme, the journal published by FIER that presents scientific perspectives, artistic research, and theory from the international Dalcroze Education community. Containing nearly 30 articles, abstracts, and papers, this issue is one of the most substantial to date. Read the Issue ...
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Herb Henke Memoriam

Last week, we featured “Options for Improvising” from legendary Dalcroze teacher Herbert Henke (1931-2015). Today, we are remembering his legacy by sharing reflections of this influential and unforgettable American master teacher. (These reflections were shared following his death in 2015.) Herb Henke was a giant not only in his appearance ...
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Options for Improvising

Herb Henke (1931-2015) inspired many of today’s Dalcroze educators. Here, he guides us in improvisation by suggesting simple but profound changes to a piece of music. After playing the piece as written, try the following versions: Add three flats (b-flat, e-flat, a-flat) to the key signature. The indicated b-naturals, however, ...
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Echoes of Dalcroze Education in Experimental Dance and Performance

For Nicky Paraiso, Dalcroze Eurhythmics may have been one of the first ways he found his voice. Growing up in New York, his parents enrolled him in Dalcroze Eurhythmics classes. Paraiso would go on to become a musician, actor, dancer, and choreographer. Today, his primary role is of curator, and ...
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Lesson Plan: Old Joe Has Gone Fishing

This lesson was presented at the 2012 DSA National Conference at Seattle Pacific University and teaches 7/4 with Benjamin Britten’s “Old Joe Has Gone Fishing” from his opera Peter Grimes. Cynthia Lilley leads a solfege session at the 2018 National Conference. Benjamin Britten wrote this canon as a sort of ...
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