The Music Training I Wish I Had When I was a Child
I was hooked the first time I experienced Dalcroze Eurhythmics.
My very first Dalcroze class was in college. At that time, I had no idea what Dalcroze Eurhythmics was. I entered the classroom not knowing what to expect. However, after the one-hour session, I was hooked.
I couldn’t help but asking myself: “Why didn’t I know this earlier? I wish I learned music this way when I was a child!”
The class, taught by Eurhythmics Master Teacher Dr. Frego, was MAGICAL. I remember the smiles on everyone’s faces. Abstract music concepts became EASY as we stepped and moved to the music. What amazes me is that I can not only feel the beat, but SEE the beat through the body movement.
I wish that every child could learn music this way. It is just that good.
If you are wondering what Dalcroze Eurhythmics is, what better way to experience it than watching the master teachers in action?
I am so excited to share a series of videos by Dr. Marla Butke and Dr. David Frego.
Video 1 “Walking Bass/Clapping Treble”
Concepts: Steady beat, pitch range recognition, durations, quick reactions
Instead of filling out boring music theory worksheets, the kids internalize these music concepts in a musical and engaging way.
This activity is great for
*both group and private lesson settings
*children and adults
If you would like to see the lesson plan and detailed instruction, make sure to check out Dr. Marla and Dr. Frego’s book Meaningful Movement.
Here is a sample lesson plan
There are 3 more lesson plans for “Walking Bass/Clapping Treble” that goes from beginner to advanced level. ( lesson plan #38, #42, 68, and #99 )
You’ll find all the Lesson plans in the book Meaningful Movement.
Your Ultimate Guidebook to Dalcroze Eurhythmics
What’s in Meaningful Movement?
206 lessons from beginners to advanced
31 videos of live sessions
79 pieces of music literature categorized by genre
Complete lesson plans with easy to read bullet points
Outcome assessment plan
- Tailored to both Young students and Adults
- Great for both large classroom and individual lesson
Insider’s View – Dr. Frego talks about the book
- Focus Activities
- Purposeful Movement
- Rhythmic Solfège
Learn More about Dalcroze Eurhythmics!
Stay tuned for video #2
While you wait for video 2, come check out how I apply Dalcroze Eurhythmics in the private lesson!
My students LOVE the Focus activities! They are short, fun and spontaneous. Click to see my TOP Teaching Tools.