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New Dalcroze classes – four Thursdays in June!

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Dalcroze Eurhythmics teaches concepts of rhythm, structure and musical expression through movement. Dalcroze not only helps to sharpen the sense of listening, but also all other senses, particularly the kinesthetic sense.

Thursdays 6/7, 6/14, 6/21, 6/28 – $80 per 4 week session

3:40-4:25pm 3.5-5.5 years (child only)
4:30-5:15pm 2-3 years (with adult)
5:15-6:00pm 5-7 years old (child only)

Prospect Range Performance Hall
1226 Prospect Avenue
Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn

There are still 10 free spots in each class!

Children will be introduced to fundamental elements of music, including meter and rhythm (beat and pattern); tempo (fast and slow); pitch (high and low); dynamics (loud and soft); duration (long and short); articulation (heavy and light). We will do this through stories, songs, games, exercises, improvisation and drawing. Because our primary means of exploration will be movement, children will also begin to gain mastery over the use of their bodies. The activities will be designed to awaken and stimulate all of the child’s senses. Our work together will be excellent preparation for both the study of an instrument and the lifelong enjoyment of music. Students will have introductory experiences in ensemble playing, improvisation, music reading, composition and conducting.

Michael Joviala is a pianist, clarinettist, composer and teacher in New York City, offering classes and workshops in Dalcroze Eurhythmics to children and adults in New York City and beyond. Training: D.M.A Stony Brook University; M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University, New York City, NY; B.A. University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. Faculty: Columbia University, Lucy Moses School at Kaufman Music Center, The Diller-Quaile School, American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City. Dalcroze Certificate: Juilliard School of Music. Dalcroze License: Longy School of Music. Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Dalcroze Society of America. Managing Editor, Dalcroze Connections. He currently leads the group Loco Motors, an ensemble specializing in techniques derived from the practice of both Dalcroze and free improvisation.