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.

Core Subjects: Eurhythmics, Solfège, Improvisation

Eurhythmics trains the body in rhythm, dynamics, and phrasing;
Solfège develops the ear, eye, and voice in pitch, melody, harmony, and includes reading and writing music;
Improvisation connects skills and concepts to creative invention and playing for movement at the piano

Cynthia Lilley & Michael Joviala, Instructors

Intermediate Level Thursdays
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Winter/Spring 2019:
Dates TBD
30 hours CTLE equivalency

Dalcroze Methodology: Principles and Practices

Through readings, discussion, and observation of Dalcroze Eurhythmics classes for children, students learn principles of the Dalcroze approach, and how to apply these principles in their classroom and instrumental teaching. Piano improvisation, crucial in the Dalcroze class, is emphasized; opportunities are available to improve this skill. In this hands-on course, students practice teaching the Dalcroze exercises with their peer group, as well as with children’s classes.

Dr. Ruth Alperson, Instructor

2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Winter/Spring 2019
Dates TBD
30 hours CTLE equivalency

Students enrolled in Dalcroze Methodology observe the following weekly children’s class: Thursday, 4:00-4:45 p.m. (students in grades 1 & 2) and 5:00-5:45 p.m. (students in grades 3-5). Opportunities for practice teaching are provided.