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