Archive for March 2019
What Moves You?
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…Read More
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 New York area Kodaly, Orff…Read More
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 than previously thought. Rhythm is…Read More