Fall 2021 Season

Schedule & Descriptions

Beginning Piano Improv

— Skills Workshop —

With Leslie Upchurch, Dalcroze License

Thursday, October 21, 7–8pm ET

Does improvising at the keyboard make you nervous? Leslie Upchurch walks us through beginning exercises and provides “improv hacks” to get your improv up and running in no time. The process also teaches people how to teach improvisation, using scaffolding to increase the challenge as students use the suggested materials.

Skills Workshops are not recorded.

Skills Workshop Tickets

$20 Regular Admission
$15 DSA Members
Free for DSA Student Members

¹Must be registered and logged in

Hands on Piano
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Joviala & Lilley reflect on Anne Farber

— Artist-in-Action Seminar —

Saturday, November 6, 11am–1pm ET
featuring video from previous DSA National Conferences

Michael Joviala and Cynthia Lilley will present archival videos of Anne Farber teaching and discuss what makes Anne's teaching so successful.

Artist-in-Action Seminars are recorded for you to watch (or re-watch) later.

Artist-in-Action Seminar Tickets

$40 Regular Admission
$20 DSA Members
$5 DSA Student Members

¹Must be registered and logged in

Creative Music & Movement Improvisation for Young Children

— Skills Workshop —

With Lauren Hodgson and Anthony Molinaro

Tuesday, November 16, 7–8pm ET

Each presenter will share a series of activities that inspire students to engage in improvisation through gesture and movement. There will be an opportunity for questions and brief discussion. Participants will receive a handout with lesson ideas.

Skills Workshops are not recorded.

Skills Workshop Tickets

$20 Regular Admission
$15 DSA Members
Free for DSA Student Members

¹Must be registered and logged in

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Jeremy Dittus

— Artist-in-Action Seminar —

Oh, the Places You Will Go!

Saturday, December 11, 11am–1pm ET
featuring video from the 2020 DSA National Conference

What happens beyond that first year of Dalcroze training? Jeremy will discuss his children's demo class with his students ages 11–13, who have been studying Dalcroze for 7–9 years or longer.

Artist-in-Action Seminars are recorded for you to watch (or re-watch) later.

Artist-in-Action Seminar Tickets

$40 Regular Admission
$20 DSA Members
$5 DSA Student Members

¹Must be registered and logged in

The DALCROZE LAB is a virtual forum for educators to explore the process and pedagogy of Dalcroze Education from anywhere.

Artist-in-Action Seminars invite master Dalcroze teachers to revisit one of their in-person workshops from the DSA Video Library. Participants will watch the original class, hear reflections from the presenter, and join in vibrant discussion with the master teacher and others around the world. All seminars will be archived for you to watch (or rewatch) later.

Skills Workshops are presentations by teachers using Dalcroze in their work and sharing their expertise. Specific topics may include beginning improvisation, Dalcroze in the elementary classroom, Dalcroze and flute performance, and chamber music. Skills Workshops are not recorded.