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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

Lesson Study Guide: Oh, the Places You Will Go!

This demonstration class was done with students ages 11-13 from the Rhythmic-Solfège IV and Advanced Dalcroze I classes at the Dalcroze School of the Rockies, where they have studied for 7-9 years or more. One of the thing’s that’s remarkable about this method is that it can work in marvelous ...
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How’s the DSA Organized?: The DSA Governance Committee

Ever find yourself wondering how the DSA is organized and run? That question would fall under the heading: Governance.  In general governance is one of those things many of us take for granted—at least until something really big (like America’s presidential election) gets it onto our radar. So I wouldn’t ...
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Getting Racism Out of Music Education: An Open Discussion

This past August and September on the last Sunday of the month the DSA has hosted informal Zoom discussions on racism in music education. These gatherings have been well attended, with over twenty participants joining from all over the world. I agreed to lead these discussions, inspired by recent events. ...
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The 2020-21 Chapter Outreach Committee

As the new Chair of the Chapter Outreach Committee, I'm excited about the incredible potential this team has for making an impact on Dalcroze Education in the USA. This committee serves as a liaison between the DSA's Board of Trustees and Chapters. In other words, it serves a critical role ...
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Lesson Plan: Waltz of the Flowers

This lesson can be used for a wide range of ages and abilities. It may also be adjusted to fit a variety of classroom goals and settings. It explores measure groupings of 3’s and 4’s. Enjoy and please feel free to make it your own! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xG44aSmkCOU Activity 1: Walks & ...
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Video: Capriccio appassionato from 3 Morceaux, Op. 46

This dazzling performance comes from the February 2020 DSA Memorial Scholarship Concert, a fundraising event to support the next generation of Dalcroze Educators. Concert pianist Adalberto Maria Riva performs Emile-Jaques Dalcroze's "Capriccio appassionato." https://youtu.be/rgyY5ID8FsM The entire concert livestream is available on YouTube, which also contains commentary from Riva himself. The ...
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