Performing Musician & Teaching Artist
Dalcroze Eurhythmics offers a unique, holistic approach to music by simultaneously engaging the mind, body and feelings of the pupil. The challenge is to participate fully in the musical experience of the moment. All elements of rhythm are explored, from the most basic (pulse, meter, phrasing, accents, rhythmic patterns) to the more advanced (such as tempo, syncopation, ensemble, cross-rhythms, unequal beats, anacrusis, and agogics).
Listen to a short podcast about Dalcroze Eurhythmics here. Listen to Part 1 of “Afternoon Ti” interview here and Part 2 here.
Eurhythmics (“good rhythm”) games consist of listening and responding to music, as well as observing oneself in movement. Solfège is the study of pitch relationships, supported by a foundation of good rhythm. Improvisation is an integral part of the training, and exists as a laboratory for synthesizing good rhythm and clear tonal relationships. Class work takes place in a lively group situation. By attentive, active and sensitive participation, one learns to solve practice and performance problems. Dalcroze Eurhythmics can benefit musicians, actors, athletes, and dancers by using body and voice in a more relaxed, joyful way to develop inner hearing, good timing, perception, memory, awareness, phrasing and flow.