Early Childhood Department

The Dalcroze approach integrates the ear, mind, and body through movement, singing, and improvisation. Children actively engage in music-making experiences, and internalize beat and meter through walking, jogging, and galloping. As the year proceeds, students are able to show what they hear in music and describe their rhythmic movement. When singing, children use their hands and arms to reveal the shape of a melody or phrase. Just as the walking and jogging movements help students feel and internalize rhythm, these arm movements help them feel and internalize the relationship of pitches while tuning the voice and ear to each other. Small percussion instruments and a range of props further enrich the class experience. When developmentally appropriate, music notation is introduced. The curriculum is shaped to the needs, interests, and skills of the ages listed. It is a dynamic approach, grounded in kinesthetic experiences—a joyful way to learn, ideal for students of all ages.

Dalcroze Eurhythmics (2.7-3.5 years)

Tues1:00-1:45 p.m.(#31)Adult/Child$2,070.00

Dalcroze Eurhythmics (3&4 years)

Tues2:55-3:40 p.m.(#32)Child Only$1,970.00

Dalcroze Eurhythmics (4&5 years)

Mon2:55-3:40 p.m.(#33)Child Only$1,970.00
Tues3:45-4:30 p.m.(#34)Child Only$1,970.00

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For questions regarding Early Childhood classes, please contact Dorothy Appleton at 212-369-1484, ext. 43 or email dappleton@diller-quaile.org.

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