I have been a Dalcroze teacher for 20 years. In 2017, I wrote weekly about a single class of 7-9 year olds. I recently came across some video of that class, and realized just how special that group was. By writing weekly, I hoped to give the parents a sense of what we were doing each week. Though it is simple to describe the intentions of a Dalcroze class (musicianship training through movement and improvisation), understanding what is really taking place during a 45 minute session, especially for non-musicians, is not often easily managed. I’m not sure how many parents read my weekly (or so) entries, but I can now see who I was really writing for: me. The bulk of the most recent posts are about the class, and you can peruse them under the category “children” on the blog.
I have begun to post some of the practice recordings (lo-fi for now) with instructions and suggestions that I have created for Dalcroze classes that went online due to the pandemic.
Looking for teaching ideas or resources? I have started sharing some of my Spotify playlists by musical subject.
Finally, to accommodate new requests for classes and lessons, I have start a school I am calling “The Dalcroze Annex”. I’m starting with two offerings, one for kids and one for adults. The one for adults is even free! Check it out here.