Terry Boyarsky

Performing Musician & Teaching Artist


With over 40 years of experience as a teacher of Dalcroze Eurhythmics and a lifelong performer of chamber music, Terry Boyarsky specializes in integrating music and movement into the curriculum.  In her unique, multifaceted approach, Terry evokes deep listening and playful experimentation.  Students work together to understand the components of rhythm and sound, develop attention, improve coordination, and challenge the mind.

In 1998, Terry earned a M.A. in Ethnomusicology from Kent State University and has been listed in “Who’s Who” since 2000.  Two of her recent articles are “A Round is a Circle (a practical meditation on the learning resonance of circles, rounds and music)” published in Teaching Artist Journal, and “Dalcroze Eurhythmics and the Quick Reaction Exercises” published in the Orff Echo.

Terry is a frequent presenter at national conferences and is a teaching artist with the Kennedy Center’s Ohio State-Based Collaborative Initiative.  She sings in the Cleveland Orchestra Blossom Festival Chorus and Choral Arts Society.  She spent almost two decades with the Center for Arts-Inspired Learning, and is currently a Teaching Artist with the Ohio Arts Council.  She performs throughout North America as Russian Duo with Siberian balalaika virtuoso Oleg Kruglyakov.

In November 2014, Terry collaborated with Taipei puppeteer Mi-Chen Chiu and Cleveland-based dancer Tom Evert, to create “Young Dreams – Life in 3 Parts,” an intimate work of puppetry, dance, and music sponsored by Cleveland Foundation’s Creative Fusion Program.TB + puppet

In August 2015, Terry collaborated with Iyanifa Fasi Irunsewe and Afi Odelia Scruggs to create “Straight Outta’ Beethoven” – a classical and Afro-Cuban Jazz fusion, for “One Heart Connects Us All” festival.

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