Kaye Barker – Diplôme Supérieur, Institut Jaques-Dalcroze, Geneva; PGCE, BA Music (Oxon), MA (Ed)
Kaye began her Dalcroze Eurhythmics studies in 2008 and gained her Professional Certificate with Dalcroze UK in 2012 and her Licence in 2017. She completed the Diplôme Supérieur in December 2021 after study at the Institut Jaques-Dalcroze, Geneva, Switzerland and graduated in June 2022.
Before starting her Dalcroze studies Kaye was a professional violinist and member of the BBC Philharmonic. After this she joined the Bridge String Quartet, which performed on BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM. She was appointed Head of Strings for Ealing Music Service and later Head of Music at Gumley House School FCJ in West London.
Kaye currently teaches Dalcroze Eurhythmics on the String & Brass Training Programme at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and has taught at the Central School of Ballet. She teaches regularly for the Dalcroze UK’s Teacher Training programme and for Dalcroze UK’s Spring Courses & Summer Schools. Kaye was teacher and Artistic Director of the Easter Course in 2019.
Since finishing her Diplôme studies she has set up rhythmics classes for adults, led Taster Days, sessions and workshops and organised a new Teacher Training course for the Foundation Award (DEIEB) based in West London and in association with Dalcroze UK.
In January 2023, Kaye visited Melbourne, Australia as guest international teacher on the Dalcroze Australia, Summer Scene. She looks forward to teaching on a chamber music course for children with Pro Corda in July 2023 and at the Summer School for Dalcroze UK.
Kaye was the recipient of the Jean Vincent prize (2012), the Ingham Memorial Award (2019) and the Aletheia prize (2020), which was awarded for her Diplôme Supérieur choreography.