We are very pleased to be returning to the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama as the venue for our Summer School this year. Situated, conveniently, in the heart of Cardiff but overlooking the beautiful Bute Park, the college is perfectly situated for the 2019 International Dalcroze Summer School. Liberty Severn Point, a short walk through the park, offers convenient, en-suite accommodation for all delegates on the residential rate.
Reduced rates are available until 2nd June 2019! Discounts are available for students and members of Dalcroze UK!
This Dalcroze course is for you if you are:
- a believer in the power of the arts
- looking for a way to develop a deeper understanding of music
- longing to explore new ways of being creative
- a performer/artist who teaches
- keen to develop new movement and/or vocal skills
On the 2019 Summer School you can:
- Experience Dalcroze and discover how it can reinvigorate your practice
- Make connections through creative exploration
- Develop new musical and pedagogical understanding
- Dalcroze Licence Holders: Kaye Barker & Monica Wilkinson.
- Alison Daniels (voice)
- Helen Gould (movement)
- Yi-Ru Tsai
Passionate about music education in general and Dalcroze in particular, Monica Wilkinson’s experience extends through instrumental teaching, primary classroom music, chamber music coaching and Dalcroze training for adults and children. She teaches violin and musicianship at St Mary’s Music School in Edinburgh, leads Dalcroze-based musicianship training at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and leads Dalcroze workshops throughout Scotland and beyond. She completed the Seniors training at IJD in 2016. Recent projects have included Spinning Songs, an intergenerational project for Scottish Opera, children’s workshop at Winterplay, Susan Tomes’ new chamber music festival, and teaching on a violin camp in Ukraine with Kateryna Zavalko. She very much enjoyed teaching on Dalcroze Australia’s Summer School in January 2019.
Kaye is a professional violinist, classroom teacher and Dalcroze teacher based in London. She was a member of the BBC Philharmonic and the Bridge Quartet, which toured extensively & broadcast on BBC Radio 3, then became Head of Strings for Ealing Music Service. She is currently Head of Music at Gumley House School FCJ, in west London. She was a Junior Exhibitioner at the Royal College of Music and read Music at St. Catherine’s College, Oxford University followed by postgraduate study at the Royal Northern College of Music. She gained a Masters Degree in Education in 2014. She teaches Dalcroze Eurhythmics on the String & Brass Training Programme at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Kaye was the recipient of the Jean Vincent prize.
Alison Daniels studied music at Pembroke College Cambridge and singing at the Royal Northern College of Music. Since completing her studies at the turn of the millennium, she has pursued a career as a freelance singer and teacher, and more recently as a choir trainer. Alison has sung and toured with the BBC Daily Service singers, and appeared as a soloist with the Halle Orchestra and the Manchester Camerata, as well as deputising in many of the professional church choirs in London. Alison is currently a full time alto lay clerk at Ely Cathedral; the first woman to hold such a post there.
Alison studied on the Dalcroze Certificate course with Karin Greenhead and Jacqueline Vann in Croydon between 2007 and 2008, and was awarded the Foundation Certificate in Dalcroze Eurythmics in 2014. She taught Rhythmics in Cambridge on the Stringmoves programme between 2008 and 2014.
As a teacher, Alison works with people of all ages and has a particular interest in coaching young choristers. She teaches the girls of Pembroke College choir in Cambridge and works with some of the choristers at Jesus College.
As a choir trainer, Alison is a regular tutor on the Cambridge Holiday Orchestra courses where she runs choir sessions for young people.
Alison is also the Music Director of St Ives Choral Society.
Helen is Co-director of LPM Dance Theatre which she co-established with George Adams in 2011. The company develops a new dance initiatives for a diverse range of contexts involving performance and participatory projects across the North West. Her own performance career has spanned the commercial and contemporary dance sector in contexts ranging from musical theatre, film and contemporary dance productions. Her choreography has toured nationally and been programmed at regional theatres including The Lowry, The Dukes Theatre, Oldham Coliseum and Chester Grosvenor Open Air Theatre.
Helen specializes in dance and inclusive practice. She is regional dance artist for English National Ballet, delivering their highly regarded dance for Parkinson’s programme in the North West and is a sought-after facilitator in the field of inclusive practice.
Helen has presented papers at the International Association of Dance Science and Medicine (2018, Helsinki) and will be presenting at the International Conference of Dalcroze Studies this coming year.
Yi-Ru Tsai holds a Masters in Composition in Taiwan (NTNU) and a Masters of Music Pedagogy in the method of Jaques-Dalcroze Eurhythmics in Geneva (HEM). She is currently the final stage of the Diplôme Supérieur program at Insitut Jaques-Dalcroze (IJD). During her six years in Geneva (2013-2019), she has taught numerous classes at IJD including Eurhythmic classes for parent-enfant, children and seniors. While studying, Yi-Ru was awarded the Emile Jaques-Dalcroze Foundation prize for improvisation and the Altheia Foundation prize for the best artistic project.