Our Dalcroze colleague in Japan, Aiko Miyara, passed away on May 21, 2020, Tokyo. Miyara sensei studied piano at Kunitachi College of Music, Tokyo. She earned a Dalcroze License in studies with Hilda Schuster from the Dalcroze School of Music in New York, NY (1986) and Longy School of Music in Boston, MA (1993). For 35 years, Miyara sensei directed the…

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“The study of Eurhythmics develops the inner ear which makes us musically imaginative, which guides the hand that plays the instrument, the voice that sings, the body that moves, and further develops the ears that hear.” Virginia Hoge Mead (1930-2020) Revered Dalcroze Educator Virginia Hoge Mead passed away on Saturday, February 22, 2020 in Sugar…

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Last week, we featured “Options for Improvising” from legendary Dalcroze teacher Herbert Henke (1931-2015). Today, we are remembering his legacy by sharing reflections of this influential and unforgettable American master teacher. (These reflections were shared following his death in 2015.) Herb Henke was a giant not only in his appearance but most importantly in his…

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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 obvious: this is just my…

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