What is the Dalcroze Method?

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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[1] 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

NEW! Winter Session classes begin December 9th

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Holiday Special Open Art / Drop In
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Wednesday, November 20th @ 8:00pm
A fundraiser for Church Street School for Music and Art. Five staggering piano talents in solo performances on one special night. $25.00 per person. Limited tickets available, to reserve spots please call
Toby at 212-571-7295 or
email tobywine@churchstreetschool.org
All proceeds benefit Church Street School