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Includes: Refreshments (Tea/Coffee)
Please bring your own lunch!

Dalcroze Eurhythmics is a method of music education that was created by Jacques Dalcroze in the late Nineteenth and early
Twentieth Century. It can be described as music through movement.

It remains relevant today as a pedagogical approach and has been adapted to the requirements of modern educational principles. It lends itself very favourably to the child’s natural instinct to move and explore the world through many senses.

It is also used in many contexts including Early years Music Education, Music with Seniors, Music for Children and Adults with additional learning needs, Music Therapy and also in the training of dancers and actors.

There are three core areas which are developed in all Dalcroze training. These are:


The experience, exploration and expression of music through movement of the whole body


A way for students to explore and express musical and other artistic concepts, thereby liberating their creativity and gaining an understanding of a range of musical processes


Development of Aural training and inner hearing through movement (pitch, rhythm, phrasing and form)

The taster day invites you to experience Dalcroze Rhythmics, Improvisation and Aural classes for yourself.


Emma Dixon is a cellist and music educator. She gained her BMus and Masters in Performance degrees from the RNCM. She first encountered Dalcroze as a student at the RNCM and soon after completed a Certificate in Dalcroze Eurhythmics. She is currently studying internationally for the DEIEB Licence qualification in Dalcroze.

Emma has performed on modern and baroque cellos throughout the UK. She is Director of Strings for the Dark Peak Music Foundation, working with dozens of young musicians on a weekly basis as ensemble director and teacher with a particular focus on the development of string playing in the Dark Peak area by creating opportunities for young people to encounter and fall in love with music. She teaches cello and Dalcroze and Kodaly musicianship in a variety of settings including local schools, music centres and specialist music settings. She has led Dalcroze music workshops for children, young people and adults for organisations including the Hallé Children’s Choirs, Chetham’s School of Music, Manchester Camerata, the Chetham’s International Piano Summer School, Yorkshire Young Musicians and EPTA. Emma regularly leads CPD sessions for music teachers for Derbyshire Music Hub.


10:20 – Arrival & Registration
10:30 – Rhythmics
12:00 – Break
12:15 – What is Dalcroze?
12:45 – Lunch ( Please bring your own)
2:00 – Aural Training
3:00 Improvisation
4:00 – Question and Answer session.
4:15 – Close

Participants should wear loose clothing that is comfortable to move in. Please be prepared to work barefoot or with socks with rubber grips underneath.


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