Music. Movement. Improvisation.


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 Blog Posts

Editor’s Letter

In what may be already obvious to others in this community, Dalcroze work is starting to feel for me like a lifelong journey where the experiences, the creativity, and the people we encounter help us evolve into greater musicians and humans. Dalcroze experiences always leave me with a lot to ...
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Member Spotlight: Michelle Li

Every summer, professional Dalcroze students pass examinations and checkpoints, coming one step closer to finishing a Dalcroze Professional Certificate or License program. Recently, DSA member Michelle Li completed all the requirements towards her certification from Carnegie Mellon University. As part of our new Member Spotlight series, in which we introduce ...
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Dalcroze Education for Youth: Subcommittee Update

Current Work The Dalcroze Education for Youth Subcommittee is comprised of members of the DSA's Professional Development Committee. We (Adriana Ausch, Jeremy Dittus, Leslie Upchurch, and myself) have been meeting to discuss and organize common goals for Dalcroze students in the 4-7 year old age range. While our meetings began ...
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“Little notes going up and down”

The song "Little notes going up and down" is based on the C major pentascale (do-re-mi-fa-sol), with the addition of “la” in one of the verses. This song may be used in a music/movement class for babies and/or toddlers. Its main objective is to be aware of the sounds going ...
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Developing Aural Skills with Card Games

Introduction by Aaron Butler Émile Jaques-Dalcroze’s vision of musical education was joyful and kind. He said, “It is the function of teachers, by care and perseverance, to create in students’ souls the ray of joy.” (Rhythm, Music and Education, 1915) Herbert Henke connected this to the delight of puzzles. In ...
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Reflections of a DSA Scholarship Recipient

With generous help from the Dalcroze Society of America, I had the opportunity to continue my Dalcroze teacher training at the Dalcroze School of the Rockies' Dalcroze Academy in Dallas, TX from July 18-30, 2022. Under the direction of Dr. Jeremy Dittus, diplôme supérieur, the faculty at DSRDA inspired and ...
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