The Dalcroze School at Lucy Moses School offers a unique and comprehensive musical training. Its core subjects are Eurhythmics, the study of rhythm; Solfége, ear training and musical literacy; Improvisation, spontaneous musical expression at the piano. Pedagogy coursework is also available. Lucy Moses School’s Birnbaum Music Library offers a large collection of Dalcroze materials. Read more about Dalcroze.
Lucy Moses School is proud of our long history of Dalcroze teacher training. Faculty include Michael Joviala (Diplôme Supèrieur), Cynthia Lilley (License), and Leslie Upchurch (License). 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.
Our program is accredited by the Dalcroze Society of America. For information about Dalcroze credentials, read more here.
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