Music

Music for children and adults — songs, piano works, by and related to Jaques-Dalcroze, and more.

That’s Fanny, not Felix.

(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 [...]

By |2017-03-09T08:24:52-04:00March 9, 2017|Music, Musings|0 Comments

MusiKinesis Summer Certification Course

MusiKinesis: Teaching Music/Dance Connections University of Maryland - Baltimore County Performing Arts and Humanities Building Dance Department, Technology Studio -- 2nd Floor July 17-21, 2017  •  9:00 am - 4:00 pm   Tuition: $320; Early Registration (through May 31) $280 Maryland CPD Credits: 2 Musicians and dancers come together in this interdisciplinary course! Discover a vibrant way to [...]

By |2017-06-15T18:45:54-04:00January 26, 2017|Adults, Classes, Dance, Music, Summer Classes, Uncategorized|0 Comments

NEW Dalcroze Level 1 at Eastman

Home-grown in the U.S. and approved by the Swiss Institut Jaques-Dalcroze New at the renowned Eastman School of Music, this intensive 2-week study encompasses Dalcroze Level 1 of a three-tiered program toward full Dalcroze certification. Authorized by the Dalcroze Society of America, the Introductory Credential is geared to music teachers and performers, and is open to collegiate and adult students. Jaques-Dalcroze Education is valuable for teachers of [...]

By |2016-12-07T02:03:34-04:00December 7, 2016|Adults, Classes, Music, Summer Classes|0 Comments

MusiKinesis Class Descriptions

Experience MusiKinesis® Better Musicianship through Movement • Better Dance skills through Music Whether you're a music student, dancer or teacher, MusiKinesis® can take you further. It's rooted in the Swiss method of Emile Jaques-Dalcroze, with a slightly different accent. As a contemporary American approach, MusiKinesis® is flexible, applicable and directly focused on the nexus of dance and music. Dalcroze Eurhythmics [...]

New Sunday MusiKinesis Classes Starting in January!!

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 [...]

Session for NDEO Conference – Friday, October 7th

18th Annual National Dance Education Organization Conference SPEAKING WITH OUR FEET: Advocating, Analyzing, and Advancing Dance Education October 6-10, 2016 - Hyatt Regency, Crystal City - Washington, D.C. metro area A Dancer's Approach to Dalcroze: Connections for Advocacy Friday, October 7th, 2016 - 12:45 pm In sharing the elements of time and energy, music and [...]

By |2016-12-01T22:00:37-04:00October 3, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 |2016-12-01T22:00:38-04:00January 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 |2018-06-01T11:31:15-04:00January 16, 2016|Books, Children's Classes, Dance, Music|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 |2016-12-01T22:00:39-04:00September 18, 2015|Books, Dance, Music|1 Comment