Dalcroze Eurhythmics – Music and Movement

I recently attend a week-long Dalcroze Eurhythmics training workshop, and it was so amazing! Eurhythmics means “good flow”, and this philosophy was developed by Emile Jaques-Dalcroze. He was a Swiss music teacher who believed in using the body to experience and learn music – everything from beat and pulse to phrasing, dynamics, form, solfege, and on and on. The idea is that everyone is born a musician, it’s innate in all of us. The question is whether it’s fostered and developed, or if it’s suppressed and atrophies.

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Mistakes Welcome

Beethoven said, "To play a wrong note is insignificant. To play without passion is inexcusable." I love mistakes. They are often funny, goofy, or just plain strange! Instead of tensing up, stressing out, and trying to play something perfect, why don’t we just play? I...

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How to Practice

Practicing the piano, or any instrument, is a huge part of developing your skills, obviously. But many people are confused about how to practice. Here are some helpful tips: Think of quality, not quantity. 15 minutes of deliberate, focused, efficient practice is MUCH...

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