I would just like to say how much I have enjoyed the adult Dalcroze sessions that Elizabeth Watkin has held for us parents at the Suzuki Residential Piano Workshop at the Princess Helena College in Hertfordshire this week.
On many Suzuki workshops I have watched my children’s Dalcroze session, and have admired the combination of music, listening and movement. Doing two sessions myself, I was surprised to see how tricky it can be to co-ordinate listening and limbs! Combining singing and movement was an eye (and ear) opener – I could hear things more clearly, and sing my own voice more steadily, when it was combined with movement. The co-ordination of time and space (ball rolling) was equally interesting.
So much subtlety to detect with increased awareness!
Thank you Elizabeth!
Annegret Dahlmann-Noor, April 2016
A wonderful day. The offer of a free day was very generous and I also found the experience enriched my knowledge of Dalcroze immeasurably. An invaluable day.
Stephanie Jordan, Research Professor in Dance at Roehampton University, Participant, 'Dalcroze Eurhythmics: Moving through the archive' (29 January 2015)
I thoroughly enjoyed my introduction to Dalcroze, many thanks.
Anon., Participant, 'Dalcroze Eurhythmics: Moving through the archive' (29 January 2015)
All of the tutors were fantastic. They were really exceptionally good teachers. They pitched the activities at the right level and modified to ensure we kept moving forward. We were constantly challenged and asked to reflect on our learning to ensure we could isolate barriers and successful strategies. Genuinely outstanding teaching.
Jackie Schneider, Taster Day Participant
Studying for the Licence enabled me to deepen my understanding of both Dalcroze and music, extend my skills, and build a bank of invaluable experience. There’s no denying that it was hard work! But I found it enormously enriching and now run my own Certificate course.