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

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 |2016-12-01T22:00:39-05:00September 18, 2015|Books, Dance, Music|1 Comment

A Piano Piece I call “Debbie Downer”

I LOVE browsing The International Music Score Library Project !! It's like rummaging through music at an antiques shop, but without the dust (well, hopefully). This little piece  (<- click for the PDF) by Finnish composer Erkki Melartin had me laughing by the second phrase. I'm not sure what he had in mind, but it reminded me of Debbie Downer (who even has her [...]

By |2015-12-04T01:39:04-05:00September 14, 2015|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. Baroque.me - 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

Workshop Session at 2014 NDEO Conference

The National Dance Education Organization is holding its 2014 national conference November 5-9 in Chicago's Hyatt Regency McCormack Place.. In keeping with the theme, "Collaborations - a Mosaic of Possibilities, " I will be teaching: "The Music-Dance Mosaic: Moving Connections." Friday, November 7, 2014 - 2:30 Also not to be missed: "Dancing 'Woman.' Perspectives on Gender in [...]

By |2014-08-26T18:52:10-04:00August 26, 2014|Dance, Special Sessions|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