Music. Movement. Improvisation.

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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

Teaching from Stillness

A Conversation About Lisa Parker with Guy Mendilow What makes Lisa Parker such a remarkable teacher? We could write quite a few blog posts here alone! But four qualities leap out right away — and each is wrapped up with the others. Before I get going, I should mention the ...
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A Conversation With Anne Farber, Lisa Parker and Michael Joviala

Anne Farber and Lisa Parker have been close colleagues in the classroom and on the concert stage for over 30 years. In January of 2014, I sat down to talk with Anne and Lisa on the eve of a weekend of TriState DSA workshops. The series included a presentation to ...
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Keep the Beat: Music and Language

A study published in the Journal of Neuroscience reveals evidence that links music, rhythm, and language. Dr. Nina Kraus, from Northwestern University, demonstrates how accurate beat-keeping relies on parts of the brain responsible for hearing and movement. Her findings suggest that the connection between auditory and motor functions is deeper ...
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Heart to Heart: Music and Movement for Seniors with Dementia

How curious, poignant, and profound that when all is taken from us: our professions, our routines, our sense of ourselves, perhaps even knowledge of our own names, we still possess our deep capacity to respond to music: melody, rhythm, harmony, song. Why is this? Perhaps it is because our very ...
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Diving into Dalcroze at the Longy Dalcroze Institute

My experience attending the first week of the Longy Dalcroze Institute surpassed all of my expectations!  Each day was a “deep dive” into not only the practice of Dalcroze Education, but a chance to workshop ideas, observe and discuss Dalcroze methods and overall become immersed in the world of Dalcroze. ...
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Building Global Connections: A Conversation with Silvia del Bianco

Director of L’Institut Jaques-Dalcroze since 2006, Silvia Del Bianco holds a singular position in the global community of Dalcroze practitioners. Yet many of us in the United States know precious little about her or the institution she heads. So I’m excited that we are featuring a conversation she and I ...
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