Dalcroze Eurhythmics

Dalcroze Eurhythmics



Ages 2-5

Kids will sing, move, listen, and play to learn the basics and experience the joy of music.

Spring Semester begins in January!


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Currently Registered Fall Semester Families:  Registration is now open for Spring Session!
Open Registration for All Families:  Begins November 27

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Eurhythmics is a method of learning which invites the child to respond to music totally, by singing, playing, listening, and moving.

Children under 6 years old need to strengthen their motor skills in order to develop a sense of what music is, how it sounds, how it moves through the body, and how it is pictured in notation.

Each Eurhythmics class includes singing and playing instruments, moving, and learning multicultural musical traditions as well as Western European repertoire. Classes focus on aural skills, movement, spatial awareness, and social experience. Activities are designed to focus children's attention on certain musical events - up and down, fast and slow, short and long, same and different, loud and soft. They come to know beats and measures, note values and phrases, scales and intervals through active participation. They find their singing voices and express feelings and stories through song.

Each May, our Dalcroze Eurhythmics students perform in their own showcase recital. Want a sneak peek? Watch a video from a past event:

 

Music and Me
Age 2 (Parent participation required)
Participating in music during the early childhood years will contribute to better development of language, physical skills, social and emotional development, and concentration. Dalcroze Eurhythmics combines all these aspects in a fun and dynamic session of singing, moving, improvising, and active listening. This joyful experience of music can last a lifetime. During the class, parents or caregivers not only play an important part by supporting their children’s activity, but also participate actively with them.

Music Friends
Age 3 (Parent participation required)
This class is about learning basic musical skills – breathing, silence, attention, and waiting for your turn – through playing, singing, and body movement. Children are exposed to playing rhythmic (various percussion instruments) and melodic instruments (xylophone, glockenspiel, and hand bells) to develop fine and gross motor skills. Active listening games will be used to stimulate children’s listening skills and expand their musical ear in all activities. Children and parents will participate in playful social activities such as partner games, taking turns around a circle, and call-and-response games.

Sing and Move and Play
Ages 4-5 (Parent participation not required)
This class focuses on developing a child’s musical ability to follow and interpret graphic symbols that represent sounds and musical concepts. Activities include improvisation and composition. Dalcroze’s unique notation helps children to explore how musical sounds transform into graphic symbols and vice versa, while assisting them in being imaginative in creating sounds. Children’s voices, bodily responses, and instrumental activities will keep them stimulated as they acquire musical knowledge which is beneficial in formal instrumental and ensemble training.

 

Fall 2017

Ages 2-5

Instructors: Linda Emmanuel

Fall Semester: 15 classes

Tuition:

  • $388 per semester

CLASS TIMES:

  • Music and Me (age 2) - Saturdays, 9:50-10:35 am begins 9/23/17
  • Music Friends (age 3) - Saturdays, 10:40-11:25 am begins 9/23/17
  • Sing & Move & Play (ages 4-5) - Saturdays, 9:00-9:45 am begins 9/23/17

 

Spring 2018

Ages 2-5

Instructors: Linda Emmanuel

Fall Semester: 15 classes

Tuition:

  • $388 per semester

CLASS TIMES:

  • Music and Me (age 2) - Saturdays, 9:50-10:35 am begins 2/3/18
  • Music Friends (age 3) - Saturdays, 10:40-11:25 am begins 2/3/18
  • Sing & Move & Play (ages 4-5) - Tuesdays, 3:15-4:00 pm begins 1/30/18
  • Sing & Move & Play (ages 4-5) - Saturdays, 9:00-9:45 am begins 2/3/18

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