Church Street School for Music and Art
Tuesday, March 4
7 pm – 11 pm
2 Desbrosses Street
Harvey Keitel and Daphna Kastner, artist chairs
Lisa de Armas & Danielle Elder, event co-chairs
cocktails . . . dinner . . . silent auction . . . musical performances . . . dancing . . . support the arts . . .
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Saturday, February 1st, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Join us for a day of FREE music and art activities! Try new classes and register for the spring semester, beginning February 3rd. Join us for the whole day, or drop in for selected classes, see days schedule below. Attendees receive an exclusive voucher to take a free trial class during the first week of the Spring Semester! Read more
At Church Street School we believe creativity comes in many forms so we are always dreaming up exciting new classes to inspire our students. Our spring semester begins in a few short weeks (Feb 3rd) and today our Director of Programs, Amanda, joins us to tell us about what new classes she’s excited about for spring… Read more
It’s a process, for both children and adults. I sat in the lobby of my daughter’s preschool for two months, just in case she might need me, in case she came out looking for me. The director of the school finally came to me one day and said gently, “You know, I think she’s fine.” She was fine – I was the one with the separation issue.
Everyone’s situation is unique. Some parents need to drop their children off and run to work. Others have caregivers that can hang around until the child seems comfortable. Others still may want to sit in the lobby for a while, like I did with my daughter. Every situation is workable, and it’s important for both children and grown-ups to feel like they own the process to a certain extent. Read more
For as long as cameras have existed children have loved photography. It is a fast and accessible way to create, and the ability to directly abstract the world in which we live is priceless. These characteristics make it a perfect medium for young artists to express themselves and investigate the world around them. Parents often ask how to go about introducing their children to the subject and how to help them make better images. Here are a few tips that I implement in my photo classes for kids and that will help yours learn about the art and their camera.
1. Get a camera. Depending on the age of your photographer, camera choice doesn’t matter as much as it will after they have been shooting for a while and start to develop preferences. Younger photographers are more interested in a camera that fits their hands and doesn’t weigh too much, as opposed to the newest and best DSLR. Older photographers can handle the weight of the larger cameras, but as beginners it’s still not necessary to break the bank on an expensive piece of technology. Read more
An Exhibition of small works by the Teaching Artists of Church Street School for Music and Art. All art for sale, inquire at the desk.
December 9th, 2013 – January 10th 2014
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74 Warren St, New York, NY, 10007
Church Street School’s music classes incorporate The Dalcroze Method, a whole-body music education technique created by a Swiss composer, musician and educator in the early twentieth century. Today Church Street School founder and director, Lisa Ecklund-Flores, describes why the method is an incredible tool for teaching music.
“I know, because I have experienced.”
This famous quote from Emil Jaques-Dalcroze captures perfectly the basis of his method. It is the student’s physical experience of musical concepts that builds strong musicianship. “Not just brainwork or fingerwork, but ear, mind and body working together.” These are the fundamental tenets of The Dalcroze method. Read more