Music

Finding the Right Keys for Ballet

(When did they go missing?) An article by Marina Harss in the NY Times this week, Finding the Right Keys for the Right Ballet Steps, looks at the pianists's role in ballet rehearsals and classes. The musicians help the ballet dancers by finding the perfect tempos, improvising in ways that keep dancers alert, and occasionally providing helpful insights such [...]

By | 2016-12-01T22:00:38+00:00 January 17, 2016|Dance, Music, Musings|0 Comments

It’s Official: 5 Magical Stories in Music and Movement is released!

It's January 15th, and the iBook is officially on the market! Children love stories in music and dance! This iBook engages them in meaningful experiences combining music, dance, rhythmic movement, emotional expression, verbal skills, patterns, and more! Rooted in a contemporary approach to traditional principles of Dalcroze Eurhythmics, 5 Magical Stories in Music and Dance [...]

By | 2018-06-01T11:31:15+00:00 January 16, 2016|Books, Children's Classes, Dance, Music|0 Comments

Register for Summer Course at Eastman School of Music

Dalcroze Eurhythmics for Performers and Music Teachers July 18-22, 2016 / Monday-Friday, 8:30-11:30 a.m. Monica Dale, instructor Bring a new dimension of insight to your musicianship and teaching. The Dalcroze method takes a physical approach to music, engaging ear, mind, and body. This active class will address rhythm, phrasing, sight reading, memory, and more. You’ll [...]

By | 2016-12-01T22:00:38+00:00 January 6, 2016|Adults, Classes, Music, Summer Classes|0 Comments

Floor Pattern “in 10” from Elizabeth Walton

(Archived in Ideas to Try) About Elizabeth Walton Elizabeth Walton and Paul Taylor making "Paul Taylor: The Man Behind the Dance" (Photo: UMBC New Media Studio)I’ve been taking Beginning Modern classes with Elizabeth Walton, Associate Professor at UMBC. I love taking beginners’ classes, in part because I get to observe how other teachers introduce concepts of movement [...]

By | 2016-12-01T22:00:38+00:00 November 18, 2015|Adults, Classes, Dance, Music, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Announcing a New iBook coming soon!!

5 Magical Stories in Music and Dance!! I didn't want to announce this until it was nearly finished and scheduled for release... Official publication date is January 15, 2016 but I'm hoping to have it available in time for the holiday season! Stay tuned for details and sneak peeks!

By | 2016-12-01T22:00:39+00:00 September 18, 2015|Books, Dance, Music|1 Comment

“Ideas to Try” is now searchable — TRY it!!

Check out the Ideas to Try page! It now has search functionality, so it's even easier to get great ideas for lesson plans, private teaching or independent studies of your own. Want to explore movement in relation to a piano piece by Emile Jaques-Dalcroze? It's there. Need a song and teaching ideas for a class of children? You'll find it! Looking [...]

By | 2016-12-01T22:00:39+00:00 September 11, 2015|Classes, Dance, Music|0 Comments