For creative practitioners, teachers and facilitators.
Dalcroze Eurhythmics is a unique discipline where all elements of music are physicalised to deepen understanding. This workshop is designed for participants to discover how this methodology could benefit their creative and teaching practice.
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:
RHYTHMICS – The physical embodiment of music.
IMPROVISATION – 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
SOLFEGE – Development of Aural training and inner hearing
through movement (pitch, rhythm, phrasing and
The taster day invites you to experience Dalcroze Rhythmics, Improvisation and Solfege classes for yourself.
PGCert (Performance Teaching ) GSMD, Dalcroze Professional Teaching Certificate ( Dalcroze Eurhythmics International Examination Board ) DEIEB, BA ( Hons) Music Dartington
Mary Price O’Connor is a composer, educator and interdisciplinary artist living in London. She has been involved in creating performances for the past thirty five years –collaborating with artists from a wide range of fields: from dance to film to theatre working with and across disciplines. In 2014 she created The Moving Theatre Lab a research project looking at the connections between music and movement based on her Dalcroze Eurhythmics practice.
10:15 Arrival/soft start
10:30 – What is Dalcroze?
11:00 – Warm up & Rhythmics
12:45 – Reflection
(there are many places to eat in the area)
14:00 – Aural Training
15:00 – Improvisation
16:00 – Question and Answer session.
16:30 – Close