Video: Children’s Dalcroze Eurhythmics with Dr. Jeremy Dittus

This class, recorded live at the 2020 DSA National Conference in Miami, FL, was led by Dr. Jeremy Dittus, Diplôme Supérieur, and features students ages 11-13 from Rhythmic-Solfège V and Advanced Dalcroze courses from the Dalcroze School of the Rockies in Denver, CO.

Check out a preview of the class below.

Using movement as the means for learning, the class demonstrates innovative aspects of Dalcroze Education including Eurhythmics, Solfège, and Improvisation. The lesson highlights Augmentation, Diminution, Rhythmic Dictation, Scale Structure, along with Vocal Dictation and Modulation.

The entire class, over an hour long, can be viewed in the DSA Video Library.

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About Alex Marthaler

Alex Marthaler is a composer, pianist, and educator in Pittsburgh, PA. He is a pianist for modern dance and ballet classes at Point Park University and Carnegie Mellon University. Alex also teaches children's musical storytelling and improvisation classes.