Courses for Adults (Beginners through Professionals)

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Dalcroze Training for Adults (Beginners-Professionals)

Learn to hear with your eyes and see with your ears

cultivate your musical Expression as well as accuracy

Tap into the excitement of your own musical imagination

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Make music come alive in exciting courses in the internationally recognized Dalcroze Education approach. Dalcroze Education is a powerful, experiential way of knowing music through the body.

Flow: Expression & Accuracy with Rhythm, Phrasing & Meter

— 10 Week Course

  • Hone your ability to be both precise and expressive with nuances of rhythms, phrasing, meter (simple, compound & complex), style, articulation and character.

  • Cultivate the ability to see rhythms, phrasing and meter with your ears and hear them with your eyes

  • Refine the ability to juxtapose different rhythms and meters both beautifully as well as accurately

  • Experience the thrill and freedom of your own improvisation through this dynamic social course

Navigating Landscapes of Pitch: Dalcroze Ear Training

— 7 Week Course

  • Increase your ability to navigate landscapes of melody and harmony

  • Increase your ability to relate pitches to instantly know where you are in scales and modes

  • Develop the fluidity and expression with which you read music

  • Cultivate the ability to see melodies and harmonies with your ears and hear melodies and harmonies with your eyes

  • Refine your vocal intonation, strengthening the eye-ear-voice connection

  • Experience the thrill and freedom of your own improvisation through this dynamic social course

What makes Dalcroze courses different?

Your body will be your main instrument in developing your musical knowledge and inner hearing. The ability to listen internally,  imagining how written notes will sound and how sounded notes will be written, is profound in any musical pursuit and will directly transfer to your choral experience, instrumental study, to composition and improvisation and, simply, to hearing more in music you love.

No prior movement experience is necessary.

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Our courses offer:

  • A deepened musicality in singing, instrumental performance and musical knowledge

  • Joyful ways of knowing music through the body

  • A low student/teacher ratio

  • Inspiring multimedia examples of the relevance of the Dalcroze approach

  • Tools for practicing at home incuding detailed lesson handouts and repertoire

  • A welcoming atmosphere for students of all skill levels


2018-19 Academic Year Courses

Flow: Expression & Accuracy with Rhythm, Phrasing & Meter — 10 Week Course

Course Length: 10 Weeks
Class Length: 1.5 hrs
Class Dates (2018-19): Oct 25 | Nov  1, 8, 15, 29| Dec 6 | Jan 10, 17, 24, 31
Course day & time: Thursdays, 7:00PM EST.
Course Location: 284 Amory Street, Jamaica Plain MA
Course Tuition:$270 (after Sept 24)
Early Registration (ends Sept 24) $240 | Verified Low Income Tuition available

Navigating Landscapes of Pitch: Dalcroze Ear Training — 7 Week Course

Course Length: 7 Weeks
Class Length: 1.25 hrs
Class Dates (2018-19): Oct 21, 28 | Nov  4, 11, 18| Dec 2, 9
Course day & time: Sundays, 7:00PM EST.
Course Location: 284 Amory Street, Jamaica Plain MA
Course Tuition:$190 (after Sept 24)
Early Registration (ends Sept 24) $170 | Verified Low Income Tuition available