Dalcroze Taster Day – June 7th

Dalcroze Taster Day

for Musicians, Music teachers, and practitioners of all arts where movement plays a role).

10am-5pm, June 7th, Irish Chamber Orchestra Studio, UL


Why Dalcroze?

Dalcroze Eurhythmics is a music education method that develops musicality and creative expression through movement. There is an emphasis on social interaction, creativity, and the art of being present.


Virtually every musical concept is taught and experienced through movement of all parts of the body. This enhances musicianship as well as improving co-ordination, concentration and other skills needed to be a good performer.


What will the day entail?

In this practical introduction to the method participants will experience musical subjects, such as pulse, rhythm, metre, phrasing, through movement.


Improvisation, aural skills, coordination, spatial awareness and many other aspect of learning will also be addressed.


The session will be of interest to both performing musicians and instrumental and classroom teachers. Come in clothes suitable for movement.


Who is leading the session?

Bethan Habron-James is one of the foremost teachers of Dalcroze Eurhythmics in the UK, having gained the Diplôme Supérieur of the Institut Jaques-Dalcroze, Geneva (2013). She teaches at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, Elmhurst School for Dance, Birmingham and has established an ongoing, highly-regarded Dalcroze teacher training course in Manchester. She is also an experienced teacher of children with special educational needs and undertook some pioneering research into her practice in this field. Bethan delivers training nationwide to Music Services and organisations such as Youth Music. She works as part of a senior teaching team in London and Dublin, examines for the Dalcroze Society UK and is regularly invited to teach internationally. Previously a professional violinist, she continues to teach the violin and enjoys applying her Dalcroze knowledge to string teaching.


How much does is cost?

The day session costs €50 (€30 for students). Lunch will not be provided.


How do I book a place?

Email Natascha.hayes@lcetb.ie.