This lesson can be used for a wide range of ages and abilities. It may also be adjusted to fit a variety of classroom goals and settings. It explores measure groupings of 3’s and 4’s. Enjoy and please feel free to make it your own! Activity 1: Walks & Bows “Show me how you take…

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This dazzling performance comes from the February 2020 DSA Memorial Scholarship Concert, a fundraising event to support the next generation of Dalcroze Educators. Concert pianist Adalberto Maria Riva performs Emile-Jaques Dalcroze’s “Capriccio appassionato.” The entire concert livestream is available on YouTube, which also contains commentary from Riva himself. The DSA reflects the richness and diversity…

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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…

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A few weeks ago, we released Joy Yelin’s lesson on subdivision, which uses the Andante from Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5. It is such a delight to use this familiar theme. With some tweaks here and there, I enjoy playing the marvelous melody, harmony and modulations of Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Andante.” The students move with rapt…

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It’s not very often that we have the chance to hear the music of Émile Jaques-Dalcroze performed live, and it’s even more special to have this music performed by such a sensitive pianist. Played by concert pianist Adalberto Maria Riva, this clip comes from the February 2020 DSA Memorial Scholarship Concert, which raised funds to support…

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It is such a delight to use this familiar theme. With some tweaks here and there, I enjoy playing the marvelous melody, harmony and modulations of Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Andante.” The students move with rapt attention, responding to the subdivisions of the beat which are inherent in the music. Begin with a slow tempo. The…

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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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This lesson was first presented at a New England Dalcroze Chapter Workshop, January 27, 2019, and is designed for adults of all levels. In this lesson, students develop some of the basic skills that go into jazz improvisation, working in various musical styles. Through their improvised movements, students experience the relationship between beat and measure…

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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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In February 2020, we hosted an intimate house concert to launch the 2020 DSA Memorial Scholarship Fund Campaign. For this event, concert pianist Adalberto Maria Riva performed several works composed by Émile Jaques-Dalcroze premiered for American audiences at the DSA’s recent National Conference in Miami. The entire concert livestream is available on YouTube, but we are sharing…

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