Dr Karin Greenhead (Director of Studies) Diplôme Supérieur, Institut Jaques-Dalcroze
Karin holds the Diplôme Supérieur of the Institut Jaques-Dalcroze (IJD), Geneva and is Director of Studies for Dalcroze UK and Co-Director of Studies for the Dalcroze Eurythmics International Examination Board (DEIEB). Karin trained at the Royal College of Music, London as a pianist/violinist/harpsichordist and subsequently as a singer. She has performed in all these capacities and her performing experience has informed her teaching of Dalcroze Eurhythmics. She has developed Dynamic Rehearsal, an application of Dalcroze principles to the rehearsal and performance of repertoire which has been demonstrated worldwide with children, amateur and professional players and singers and is the subject of her doctoral thesis.
Karin teaches at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester and at TrinityLaban, London and has a well-established international practice. Her teaching experience includes teaching in nursery, primary and secondary schools but the main focus of her teaching in recent years has been on the training of professional musicians and Dalcroze teachers. Author of a growing number of publications, she is a frequent presenter at conferences, a member of the Collège of the IJD and a founder member of the scientific committee of the International Conference of Dalcroze Studies (ICDS).
Laetitia Disseix-Berger Diplôme Supérieur, Institut Jaques-Dalcroze
Laetitia currently teaches Music Education, Solfège, Solfège for Dancers, and Dalcroze Eurhythmics at the Conservatoire Regional de Rueil-Malmaison, near Paris, France. She uses la méthode Jaques-Dalcroze to instruct music and dance students.
She graduated from the French Conservatory system with a State’s Diploma in Piano (2005) and Solfège Education
(2007) ; she has completed her graduate studies by earning a Master’s degree in musical pedagogy, orientation Rythmique Jaques-Dalcroze of Haute École de Musique of Geneva (2012) and most recently, the Diplôme Supérieur in Jaques-Dalcroze Education of the Institut Jaques-Dalcroze (2018).
She also teaches master-classes at ECM – Musical Theater School of Paris (Ecole de Comédie Musicale de Paris), Cefedem of Metz, Pôle Sup’ 93, CFMI of Lille, and in other cities in France and abroad (Dalcroze School of the Rockies in Denver, Colorado).
An active member of the Association DALCROZE France, she collaborated with Anne-Gabrielle CHATOUX and Anne LAMATELLE-MEYER in the creation of a Post-Grade program in Dalcroze Education in France : le Certificat DALCROZE France.
In addition to her active teaching career, she enjoys collaborating on different artistic projects including dance and body percussion. She also enjoys tap dancing and incorporating this art form into her Dalcroze work. Recently, she has discovered the joy of clowning!
Hélène Nicolet Diplôme Supérieur, Institut Jaques-Dalcroze
Hélène obtained her Dalcroze License in 2006 at the Institut Jaques-Dalcroze (IJD) and her Master of Arts in Music Education from the University of Applied Sciences in 2008. She studied classical piano and cello. In 2011, Hélène became a Certified Movement Analyst at the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies in New York. In 2013, she completed her Diplôme Supérieur. Hélène has taught in music schools, elementary schools, for adults and seniors, and is regularly invited to teach abroad. She teaches professional students at the Haute Ecole de Musique and is the administrative assistant at IJD.
Anne-Gabrielle Chatoux Diplôme Supérieur, Institut Jaques-Dalcroze
Swiss by birth, she has lived in France for over 20 years where she teaches music using Dalcroze principles.
Anne Gabrielle is responsible for Artistic Education at the Conservatoire of Vincennes where she works with children and teenagers and also teaches children for the Masters programme of Radio France. She also works as a teacher and trainer of teachers for the following organisations: Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris (CNSMDP); Philharmonie de Paris; Centre National de la Fonction Publique Territoriale (CNFPT); Direction des Affaires Scolaires de la Ville de Paris (DASCO); Centre de Formation des Musiciens Intervenants (CFMI) and the Centre Nationale de la Danse (CND) in addition to working within various professional training structures where she leads internships for professionals in the fields of music, voice and dance.
Along similar lines she directs introductory workshops in the Dalcroze method (rhythmics, solfège, improvisation) at the Conservatoire de Vincennes and is a regular presenter and workshop leader at conservatoires, seminars and congresses in France, England and Switzerland.
Anne Gabrielle is Co-Director of the Certificate Dalcroze France training programme and President of l’Association Dalcroze France.