The Dalcroze School at Lucy Moses School offers a unique and comprehensive musical training. Its three core subjects are Eurhythmics, the study of rhythm; Solfége, ear training and musical literacy; and Improvisation, spontaneous musical expression at the piano. These courses are offered in Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced levels. Lucy Moses School’s Birnbaum Music Library offers a large collection of Dalcroze materials.
Lucy Moses School has one of the largest Dalcroze teacher training programs in the country. Faculty include Cynthia Lilley, Michael Joviala.and Leslie Upchurch. Certification is available at the Certificate and License levels, but you do not need to work toward certification to enroll in Dalcroze classes. Music students, teachers, actors, dancers and many others have all benefitted from Dalcroze training. Thought of as avant-garde at the time of its invention in the early 20th century by the Swiss musician Émile Jaques-Dalcroze, Dalcroze eurhythmics has influenced the fields of music, dance, theater, therapy and education for more than a century.
For seniors, Dalcroze can improve balance and reduce the risk of falling. Click here to learn more.
"I've learned how to create a musical environment - for myself and my students" - Dalcroze Pedagogy Student
"It was a great experience for me! My body became my instrument" - Dalcroze Summer Intensive Student