Here's what's coming up!* Ready to dip your toe in with a free workshop? Want classes to enrich your teaching of music and/or dance? Open to an immersive experience that offers academic credit, CPD units, certification in Dalcroze or MusiKinesis®? October 14 (Saturday), 9:30-12:30 – MusiKinesis® Session for the Kentucky American Eurhythmics Society, Lexington October [...]
Remarks from the Summer 2017 class evaluations... Comments from students about the 1-week MusiKinesis class: "Wonderful." "This course will have a huge positive impact on my teaching. I have a better understanding of the teaching process and have a large amount of new activities to enrich my instruction." "It has given me many practical ideas [...]
23 Historic Modern Dance Musicians One of the sessions I presented at this week's International Conference of Dalcroze Studies (ICDS3) was on Piano Music for Modern Dance. I began researching these musicians because I wanted to know what music early modern dancers heard in their daily studies. After all, modern dance and modern music once worked [...]
MusiKinesis: Teaching Music/Dance Connections: A fresh approach to the Jaques-Dalcroze method! July 17-21, 2017 • 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Maryland CPD Credits: 2 Get inspired. Enrich your skills. Discover new strategies for your teaching. Using techniques of Dalcroze Eurhythmics, a system of study developed in Switzerland in the early 1900s, MusiKinesis delves into the nexus of [...]
What do Memorial Day, Ravel, augmented chords, and whole tone scales have in common? Find out in a new "Idea to Try" for piano improvisation, here.
A new "Ideas to Try" post ... about a lullaby, a few old music books, and some memories.
Dalcroze Level I Certification A 2-week course comprising the first step toward the Dalcroze Certificate. Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY July 3-14, Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 60 Professional Development Hours, 3 credits, or non-credit Learn More. MusiKinesis Certification A new 1-week program merging Dance with Music for teaching and performing. University of Maryland, Baltimore County July [...]
Dancers and Musicians: Join me in New York! Time and Energy in Space = DANCE Time and Energy in Sound = MUSIC What we have in common might surprise you! The most significant influence of Jaques-Dalcroze’s work may have been its impact on the development of modern dance. His institute in Hellerau was a seminal force for dance in [...]
(Just a nice story for Easter and International Women's Day.) A Mendelssohn masterpiece was really his sister’s. After 188 years, it premiered under her name. By Derek Hawkins - Washington Post “Easter Sonata” — a complex four-movement piano composition from 19th century Germany — could only have been written by Felix Mendelssohn. Or so thought many of the archivists, scholars and [...]