Dalcroze Eurhythmics

This afternoon Lighthouse Education Center is connecting to the Cleveland Institute of Music for the program Dalcroze Eurhythmics. We already love programs from CIM, but hadn’t seen this program yet.

The program began with clearing the floor of tables and chairs. Students learned about opposites in music (high/low, sound/no sound) while practicing following instructions. Stopping when the music stops. Jumping a a high trill. Touching toes with the bass notes. Marching to quarter notes. Jogging to eighth notes. Running to sixteenth notes.

The instructor plays the piano and gives the students various instructions and movements to do to express the music. In the next activity the students are divided into groups and each group is assigned a different speed.

Next the students apply what they experienced in running and jogging and marching to seeing the various types of notes and what they look like. In the next activity, students practice having feet move at one speed and hands at another speed.

This program is full of activity, learning, listening, and following instructions. We loved it!

0 replies on “Dalcroze Eurhythmics”

  1. I am looking for a WOW kind of program that I can have teachers participate in (as though they were the students) and this program sounds like it might do the trick. What other programs from CIM have you received and how interactive were they? Which one would you most recommend from CIM?

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