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 |2016-12-01T22:00:39-05:00September 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 |2016-12-01T22:00:39-05:00September 11, 2015|Classes, Dance, Music|0 Comments

Summer Eurhythmics at Eastman

Experience Eurhythmics at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York! 2015 Eastman Summer Institute: Eurhythmics for Performers and Music Teachers July 13-17 / Monday-Friday   Bring a new dimension of insight to your musicianship and teaching, integrating ear, mind, and body. This active class will address rhythm, phrasing, sight reading, memory, and more. You’ll [...]

By |2016-12-01T22:00:40-05:00January 11, 2015|Adults, Classes, Music, Summer Classes|0 Comments

Visualizing music of Bach

Three videos I assigned my Music for Dance class to watch… They encompass a lot of the ideas we've been working with. - Prelude from Cello Suite No. 1, visualized by Alexander Chen: Rendition of the "Little" Fugue in G Minor by Stephen Malinowski: 1934 film of Doris Humphrey's choreography - "Air" from Orchestral [...]

By |2016-12-01T22:00:41-05:00September 29, 2014|Adults, Classes, Dance, Music, Video|0 Comments

Article (mis)quoting me

Posting about an article that profiles Rima Faber, I remembered that I'd been interviewed for an article in Dance Studio Life magazine. Apparently the article was published last April! Oops. I'm so glad to see music addressed in articles and journals like this, and I'm honored to be interviewed. However…  I am sure I was [...]

By |2016-12-01T22:00:41-05:00August 28, 2014|Dance, Music|0 Comments

Study Shows How Musicians Adjust to Each Other

Diagram from Inside Science News Service - Alan Wing Inside Science News Service reports on a new study that examines how members of string quartets adjust to each other's tempo. The study is published in Interface: Journal of the Royal Society, and Inside Science has a clear summary. A team of scientists and musicians from [...]

By |2016-12-01T22:00:42-05:00February 10, 2014|Music, Science|0 Comments

Registration is open for Eastman School of Music Summer Eurhythmics Course

Eurhythmics for Performers and Music Teachers 7/14-7/18 Adult Collegiate Music Education INS 456 Dalcroze Eurhythmics for Performers and Music Teachers July 14-18 / Monday-Friday, 1:30-4:30 pm Room:  OSL 101 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 [...]

By |2016-12-01T22:00:42-05:00January 14, 2014|Adults, Classes, Music, Summer Classes|0 Comments