Training Programs

Find sites where Dalcroze teacher training allows adult students to work toward a credential or gain experience with Dalcroze Education.

These training programs offer intensive study in Dalcroze education, and most have summer sessions. Many adult students specifically work toward a Dalcroze credential, but these courses are open to anyone seeking experience with Dalcroze.

Numerous educators have created their own brand of music and movement education that builds upon or utilizes in part the work of Émile Jaques-Dalcroze; in fact, many people are unaware that Carl Orff studied with Jaques-Dalcroze! Today, educators in the U.S. continue to be influenced by the work of Jaques-Dalcroze and incorporate their adapted version of his method into their practice and training programs.

The DSA encourages and supports all people who are curious about the Dalcroze work to further their studies under the guidance of a person who holds the Diplôme Supérieur.  The Diplôme Supérieur is the highest credential offered in Dalcroze education, only offered by the Institut Jaques-Dalcroze (IJD) in Geneva. We respect the training in music and movement offered throughout the United States and are eager to share more about the Dalcroze philosophy as developed by Jaques-Dalcroze. Our training programs will work with you to determine where you are in your training and help you to forge a path to successful completion of a Dalcroze credential.

On this page:

  • The Dalcroze School at Lucy Moses School (New York, NY)
  • The Dalcroze School of Music & Movement (Dallas, TX)
  • The Dalcroze Program at Diller-Quaile (New York, NY)
  • Institute for Jaques-Dalcroze Education (Bethlehem, PA)
  • Longy Dalcroze Institute (Cambridge, MA)
  • Marta Sanchez Dalcroze Training Center (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Winchester Community Music School (Winchester, MA)

The Dalcroze School at Lucy Moses School

Lucy Moses School, Kaufman Music Center
New York, NY

Academic Year Programs
For more information, visit their website.

The Dalcroze School at Lucy Moses School offers a comprehensive musical training as well as Dalcroze Certification and Licensure. Its core subjects are Eurhythmics, the study of rhythm; Solfége, ear training and musical literacy; Improvisation, spontaneous musical expression at the piano. Pedagogy coursework is also available.

This school is a T² approved teacher training program, accredited by the Dalcroze Society of America.

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The Dalcroze School of Music & Movement

Dallas, TX

Summer and Academic Year Programs

An intensive teacher-training program for individuals looking for a student-centered, accessible, specific curriculum for those seeking the Dalcroze Certificate or License. Two week, one week, and individual day tuition possible.

This school is a T² approved teacher training program, accredited by the Dalcroze Society of America.

The Dalcroze Program at Diller-Quaile

The Diller-Quaile School of Music
New York, NY

Academic Year Courses

The Dalcroze approach provides an in-depth education in the fundamentals of music; it integrates the ear, mind, and body through rhythmic movement, allied with keen listening, singing, and improvisation. This program is designed for music educators, singers, instrumentalists, conductors, and movement teachers.

Courses are approved for Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) credit by the New York State Education Department.

Institute for Jaques-Dalcroze Education

Monocacy Manor
Bethlehem, PA

Various Levels

The Institute will inspire you with new teaching ideas, skills, and knowledge. Come to be challenged musically, physically, and pedagogically. Be prepared to study and practice hard, and to experience the joy of a Jaques-Dalcroze Education. Housing and meals are on the campus of Monocacy Manor in the Retreat Center, making your stay convenient and most comfortable. The scenic beauty provides a respite from the stresses of life, allowing you to focus and immerse yourself in the experience of the Jaques-Dalcroze approach.

Longy Dalcroze Institute

Longy School of Music of Bard College
Cambridge, MA

Longy Dalcroze Summer Institute
For the most up-to-date info, visit their website.

The Longy Dalcroze Institute is designed for music teachers, instrumentalists, singers, conductors, composers, actors, dancers, and music therapists. The Institute includes License and Certificate Level Pedagogy classes, Eurhythmics, Solfege, and Keyboard Improvisation classes.

This school is a T² approved teacher training program, accredited by the Dalcroze Society of America.

Marta Sanchez Dalcroze Training Center

Carnegie Mellon University School of Music
Pittsburgh, PA

Summer Dalcroze Eurhythmics Workshops
Come for one, two, or three weeks.

The Dalcroze Training Center offers a one week workshop (Workshop I) and a conjoint three week workshop (Workshop II). Both workshops offer classes at introductory and advanced levels. Both workshops offer performers, conductors, music educators (preschool through college), studio teachers, music therapists, movement specialists, actors and dancers practical applications of Dalcroze principles for performance and teaching.

Winchester Community Music School

Dalcroze Continuing Education
Winchester, MA

Dalcroze Certification Teacher Training (for Adults)
Academic Year Courses

This continuing education class is for adults who seek the musical and pedagogical enrichment that Dalcroze Eurhythmics offers, and for teachers who would like to supplement their teaching with Dalcroze Eurhythmics techniques. The class may be taken as a full-year program (with optional Dalcroze certification) or on a drop-in basis.

This school is a T² approved teacher training program, accredited by the Dalcroze Society of America.

Note: These institutions are independently owned and operated.

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