How do you fit a symphony orchestra onto a playground swing? Stephen Neely argues that it happens every time its musicians play together. In 2012, Stephen Neely presented at TEDxCMU a talk titled “What moves you?” It’s an overview of what Dalcroze Eurhythmics means to him and why it is important to teach in his…

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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 than previously thought. Rhythm is…

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On January 20, 2019, the Dalcroze Leadership Initiative co-sponsored a workshop with the Colburn School. Over 30 people participated in “Listen, Move, Improvise, Discover,” with Bill Bauer, Dalcroze License. “What a fun workshop!  Three hours flew away with fun but challenging interactive musical activities. I loved moving to Bill’s lively improvisations. Plus, bringing in neuroscience…

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