Experience MusiKinesis! Better Musicianship through Movement - Better Dance skills through Music Learn this unique approach to the physicality of music in a new series of Sunday MusiKinesis classes. Based on the Swiss Jaques-Dalcroze method, MusiKinesis is the work of Monica Dale, professional dancer, pianist, and Dalcroze Licentiate. Classes begin January 8th, 2017, at the University of Maryland - Baltimore County. Schedule [...]
It's Music in Our Schools month. It's the 105th birthday of Clara Rockmore. So Google is featuring the Theremin and the Chrome Music Lab. FUN!!!
(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 [...]
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 [...]
A new "Idea to Try" just posted -- a sweet little song by Arthur Foote, Roses in Winter.
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 [...]
5 Magical Stories in Music and Dance is on its way!! :)
(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 [...]
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!
Just posted to "Ideas to Try," this one-page piano piece by Finnish composer Erkki Melartin makes a fun study in moods for students. Click here to get the piece with some teaching suggestions.