Kaye Barker – Diplôme Supérieur, Institut Jaques-Dalcroze, Geneva; PGCE, BA Music (Oxon), MA (Ed)

Kaye’s interest in Dalcroze began in 2008 and she gained the highest qualification in the method, the Diplôme Supérieur in Dalcroze Eurhythmics, in June 2022 after study at the Institut Jaques-Dalcroze, Geneva, Switzerland.

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 teaches regularly at ProCorda. She is interim Course Leader for the Foundation & Intermediate students on the Dalcroze UK’s Teacher Training programme and has been a regular teacher for Dalcroze UK’s Spring Courses & Summer Schools. She was Artistic Director for the Easter Course in 2019.

In addition to her regular teaching Kaye leads Taster Days, Continuing Professional Development (CPD) sessions and workshops. She organised a new Teacher Training course for the Foundation Award (DEIEB) based in West London and in association with Dalcroze UK.  This started its 2nd year in September 2023.

Kaye taught as the international guest teacher for the Dalcroze Australia, Summer Scene in 2023 and was invited back to teach in January 2024. She visited Shanghai, China for the first time in August 2023. Her January teaching included a workshop in Singapore, the Summer Scene, for Dalcroze Australia in Melbourne and Teacher Training in Shanghai, China..

Kaye was the recipient of the Jean Vincent prize (2012), the Ingham Memorial Prize (2019) and the Aletheia prize (2020), which was awarded for her Diplôme Supérieur choreography.