Meet Jason Miller! 

Jason MillerLast weekend, Jason passed rigorous Dalcroze License exams at the Institute for Jaques-Dalcroze Education in Pennsylvania – with flying colors! Newly Licensed, Jason Miller is hardly new to music teaching. He has taught music in public schools for 15 years, and his success with the Dalcroze approach led to another assignment: developing a K-12 Dalcroze-based curriculum for the Depew School District in Buffalo, NY. Jason holds a bachelors degree in Music Education from Houghton College, and an MA from SUNY’s Empire State College. He has studied with Jack Stevenson since 2014, presented workshops at regional conferences, and is father of five children.

Jason is joining Monica Dale as an instructor for Eastman School of Music’s Level I Dalcroze Summer Institute, bringing solid musicianship along with real-life public school teaching experiences. Now you have another reason to register for the 2-week Level 1 Dalcroze Credential at Eastman!

Dalcroze Level 1 – The Introductory Credential

July 2-13, 2018 / Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Join us for a 2-week course comprising the first of three levels toward full Dalcroze Certification.
Course may be taken for 3 credits or non-credit.

Dalcroze education is valuable for teachers of any instrument, and can be applied to students of all ages and levels. The Dalcroze approach provides an experiential way of understanding music. By exploring music’s structural and aesthetic elements in a physical way, students develop a stronger mind-body connection, improve musical precision and accuracy, and attain more freedom of expression.

The course is open to collegiate and adult students, especially music teachers and performers. No previous Dalcroze experience is required; basic piano proficiency will be helpful. Students will receive Level 1 – The Introductory Credential certification from the Dalcroze Society of America upon completion of the two-week course.

“A great way to challenge and enhance your own musicality.” – 2017 participant

Learn more, and register today!

Read an interview with Monica Dale about the Eastman program.