Michael Joviala is a pianist, clarinetist, composer and teacher in New York City. Training: Diplôme Supèrieur, Institut Jaques-Dalcroze in Geneva, Switzerland; D.M.A, Stony Brook University, NY; M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University, New York City, NY; B.A. University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. Faculty: Columbia University, Lucy Moses School at Kaufman Music Center, The Diller-Quaile School, American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City. Dalcroze Certificate: Juilliard School of Music. Dalcroze License: Longy School of Music. Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Dalcroze Society of America. He currently leads the group Loco Motors, an ensemble specializing in techniques derived from the practice of both Dalcroze and free improvisation.