Dalcroze



Dalcroze for Suzuki
Dalcroze Eurythmics is the exploration of movement, solfege, and improvisation. The class encourages students' active listening skills and immediate physical responsiveness. Through class activities, students internalize the music, which promotes confident and accurate music learning experiences. This class is designed specifically for students in our Suzuki Program and will expand on both Suzuki and outside repertoire. This section is for students that have already taken at least on semester of Dalcroze for Suzuki. For more information, please contact Ms. Izumi at [email protected]

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6yr 6mo - 8yr 11mo Izumi 9/2 - 5/19 We 06:00 PM - 06:35 PM $474.00 View

Dalcroze I (Eurhythmics)

Ideal for young students ages 5 - 7 years old who are just beginning to learn an instrument. New students, please contact Mari Izumi at [email protected] for an assessment prior to enrolling.

The Dalcroze philosophy relies on solfege, eurhythmics, and improvisation which lay the foundation for students serious about instrumental and vocal study. Class activities center on vocal awareness, ear training, and sight-singing as well as rhythmic movement. Improvisational works unlock students’ innate musicality and develop musical security. A kinetic approach builds up “muscle memory”, a trait key to the spontaneous musician. Students’ own discovery in music brings joyful and powerful musicianship.

This class is for students to learn beginning musical concepts through a variety of kinetic activities with parents. The Dalcroze approach encourages students’ spontaneity and attentiveness. We train our whole body to respond to specific musical subjects including, but not limited to beat, subdivision, rests, phrase, simple and compound meter. Songs will be used as musical examples. One parent must participate with a student.




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5 - 7 Izumi 9/5 - 5/22 Sa 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM $1,010.00 View

Dalcroze II (Eurhythmics)

In this introductory Rhythmic Solfege, fixed “Do” syllables are used to indicate pitch, and numbers are used to indicate function. Furthermore, students explore simple vocal improvisation in order to develop a keen sense of pitch. The following subjects include, but are not limited to diatonic scales, triads, measure shape, and syncopation. Specific examples will be taken from musical literature.

Students may need to be assessed to ensure readiness for class, contact Mari Izumi at [email protected] prior to enrolling or discuss options with Ms. Sawada to continue in Elementary Music Theory IA. 



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Izumi 9/5 - 5/22 Sa 02:00 PM - 02:45 PM $1,010.00 View

Dalcroze III (Rhythmic Solfege)*

This class is designed to focus on “Rhythmic Solfege” - the study of inner hearing. Students will deepen their musicianship through Dalcroze solfege, rhythmic movement. Furthermore, the class focuses on vocal/instrumental improvisation based on materials learned in class. Advanced topics include augmentation/diminution, complementary rhythm, unequal beats, modes, and the pentatonic scale.

Students need access to the piano or their musical instrument for ear training and improvisation.

Students may need to be assessed to ensure readiness for class, contact Mari Izumi at [email protected] prior to enrolling or discuss options with Ms. Sawada to continue in Elementary Music Theory II. 



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Izumi 9/5 - 5/22 Sa 11:00 AM - 11:55 AM $1,060.00 View

Dalcroze IV (Rhythmic Solfege)*

This advanced Rhythmic Solfege is designed to complement music theory study and instrumental/vocal study. Through structured activities for improvisation, students gain a solid understanding of modes, scales, intervals, meter shape, and musical forms. Further advanced topics will be added including, but not limited to modulation, harmonic analysis, metric transformation, hemiola, irregular meter, and the octatonic scale.

Students need access to the piano or their musical instrument for ear training and improvisation.

Students may need to be assessed to ensure readiness for class, contact Mari Izumi at [email protected] prior to enrolling or discuss options with Ms. Sawada to continue in Intermediate Theory I.  



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Izumi 9/5 - 5/22 Sa 12:30 PM - 01:25 PM $1,060.00 View

Introductory Dalcroze Eurhythmics for Music Teachers

Dalcroze kinetic activities offer students dynamic learning experiences. They train the whole body to respond to specific musical elements. This class is designed for music educators to experience a series of progressive Dalcroze Eurhythmics classes and explore the possibility of applying Dalcroze methods to their own teaching. It consists of a one-hour Eurhythmics class and a thirty-minute Q & A session. This class is open to music educators, regardless of their prior exposure to Dalcroze methods.



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Izumi 8/31 - 5/2 Su 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM $100.00 View