In the early 1920s, the first teachers at Diller-Quaile were selected from the two founders’ adult students. As the School grew, so did the need for more teachers, and formal teacher training courses evolved. Today, the School offers Elements of Music: An Approach to PedagogyPiano PedagogyAlexander Technique; and The Dalcroze Program at Diller-Quaile. These professional development opportunities are designed for teaching artists.

Many of Diller-Quaile’s Dalcroze courses have been evaluated and recommended for college credit by the New York State Board of Regents National College Credit Recommendation Service (National CCRS). Students who successfully complete course work in these classes may be able to transfer recommended graduate credits to fulfill degree requirements at colleges and universities.

Diller-Quaile also offers Early Childhood Music—tuition-free courses—for early childhood educators teaching in New York City day care centers and Head Start programs. These courses have been evaluated and recommended for undergraduate and graduate credit by the University of the State of New York, New York State Board of Regents National College Credit Recommendation Service (National CCRS).

Participants who successfully complete course work may be able to transfer recommended undergraduate or graduate credits to fulfill degree requirements at colleges and universities.


Diller-Quaile is pleased to offer free-of-charge Professional Development Workshops in Summer 2017 for teachers and counselors enrolled in the Summer Music Study Outreach Program. These workshops have been approved for Continuing Teacher Leader Education (CTLE) credits with the New York Department of Education. 

 

TEACHER DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS, SUMMER 2017

Single Week Offerings

 

Musical Development of Children, ages three to five
Friday, July 7th, 9:00-10:00am

Location: The Diller-Quaile School of Music, 24 East 95th Street, New York, NY 10128
CTLE Credit: 1.0 hour
Cost: $25 per person
Course #: DQI-171801

This research-based overview of the stages of the young child’s musical development will enable you to better create, implement, and assess age-appropriate musical activities for your classroom. We will discuss aural, pitch, and rhythmic development, social-emotional development, and physical development as seen in locomotor and nonlocomotor activity, and also in the playing of musical instruments.

 

Singing with Young Children
Friday, July 14th, 9:00-10:00am

Location: The Diller-Quaile School of Music, 24 East 95th Street, New York, NY 10128
CTLE Credit: 1.0 hour
Cost: $25 per person
Course #: DQI-171802

Adults and children alike respond to beautiful singing – children especially connect with their world through their own songs and vocal explorations. In this workshop, we will discuss how young children use their voices, as we explore our own voices through activities that bring more singing into our daily classroom routines. Come and learn more songs for circle time, rest, transitions, and of course, music time.

 

Circle Games and Dances
Friday, July 21st, 9:00-10:00am

Location: The Diller-Quaile School of Music, 24 East 95th Street, New York, NY 10128
CTLE Credit: 1.0 hour
Cost: $25 per person
Course #: DQI-171803

Young children develop their musical skills through action, movement, and play. Come and learn some traditional and new circle games, dances, and dramatic play activities for the early childhood classroom. We’ll sing, move, play instruments, and have a wonderful time!

 

Musical Instruments in the Early Childhood Classroom
Friday, July 28th, 9:00-10:00am

Location: The Diller-Quaile School of Music, 24 East 95th Street, New York, NY 10128
CTLE Credit: 1.0 hour
Cost: $25 per person
Course #: DQI-171804

Even a simple drum can create a stimulating musical activity in your classroom! Come and learn ways to integrate the instruments that you may already have in your school into your daily activities, and also have a chance to try some new musical instruments from around the world.


TEACHER DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS, SUMMER 2017

Four-Week Offerings

 

The Ukulele Workshop4.0 hours CTLE credit – $90 + $42.50 materials fee ($132.50)
Friday, July 7th, July 14th, July 21st, and July 28th, 10:00am-11:00am
*Participants should plan to attend all 4 weeks of this workshop.

Location: The Diller-Quaile School of Music, 24 East 95th Street, New York, NY 10128
CTLE Credit: 4.0 hours
Cost: $90 per person + $42.50 materials fee = $132.50 per person
There is a $42.50 fee for the Ukulele Workshop, to cover the cost of a ukulele, which the participant will keep at the end. RSVP by July 1st is required, so that instruments can be ordered in advance. Materials fee waived if participant provides own ukulele.
Course #: DQI-171805

In this four-week workshop, you will learn the basics of how to independently accompany songs on your own ukulele, enabling you to create a musical activity for your students on a moment’s notice! Participation in all four weeks of the workshop is recommended in order to build proficiency. This workshop is designed for the total beginner, no experience or previous musical training required, although those who have played ukulele before are encouraged to attend.

 

Singing for the Classroom4.0 hours CTLE credit – $90
Friday, July 7th, July 14th, July 21st, and July 28th, 11:00am-12:00pm
*Participants should plan to attend all 4 weeks of this workshop.

Location: The Diller-Quaile School of Music, 24 East 95th Street, New York, NY 10128
CTLE Credit: 4.0 hours
Cost: $90 per person
Course #: DQI-171806

In this four-week workshop, you will develop your singing voice, and learn the tools that you need to sing beautifully with your students. Participation in all four weeks of the workshop is recommended in order to build singing skills. This workshop is designed for the total beginner, no experience or previous musical training required, although those who are accomplished singers are also encouraged to attend.


The Diller-Quaile School of Music Summer Music Study Program

Certificate in Early Childhood Music, Level 1

 

Friday, July 7th, July 14th, July 21st, and July 28th, 9:00am-12:00pm + additional hours

Location: The Diller-Quaile School of Music, 24 East 95th Street, New York, NY 10128
CTLE Credit: 15.0+ hours
Cost: $375 + $42.50 materials fee = $417.50 per person
Course #: DQI-171807

Components:

  • Participate in all four single-week summer workshops (descriptions above):
    • Musical Development of Children, ages three to five – Friday, July 7th, 9:00-10:00am
    • Singing with Young Children – Friday, July 14th, 9:00-10:00am
    • Circle Games and Dances – Friday, July 21st, 9:00-10:00am
    • Musical Instruments in the Early Childhood Classroom – Friday, July 28th, 9:00-10:00am
  • Participate in both four-week SMSP workshops:
    • Singing for the Classroom, 10:00am-11:00am
    • The Ukulele Workshop, 11:00am-12:00pm
  • Submit one teaching video of you leading a music activity with your class.
  • Meet with the Instructor for two individual tutorials (TBD).
  • Complete a Personal Capstone Project, to be determined in conjunction with the Instructor.

 

Diller-Quaile is pleased to offer free-of-charge Professional Development Workshops in Summer 2017 for teachers and counselors enrolled in the Summer Music Study Program. These workshops have been approved for Continuing Teacher Leader Education (CTLE) credits with the New York Department of Education. 


THE DALCROZE PROGRAM AT DILLER-QUAILE

The Dalcroze approach provides an in-depth education in the fundamentals of music; it integrates the ear, mind, and body through rhythmic movement, allied with keen listening, singing, and improvisation. This program is designed for music educators, singers, instrumentalists, conductors, and movement teachers.

 

Core Subjects: Eurhythmics, Solfège, Improvisation

Eurhythmics trains the body in rhythm, dynamics, and phrasing;
Solfège develops the ear, eye, and voice in pitch, melody, harmony, and includes reading and writing music;
Improvisation connects skills and concepts to creative invention and playing for movement at the piano.

 

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL: CORE SUBJECTS
Michael Joviala, Instructor

Fall semester: Thursday, 7:00-9:00 p.m. 15 weeks
September 15, 2016 – January 12, 2017
Spring semester: Thursday, 7:00-9:00 p.m. 15 weeks
January 19, 2017 – May 25, 2017

Teacher Training

Dalcroze Methodology: Principles and Practices

Through readings, discussion and observation of Dalcroze Eurhythmics classes for children, students learn principles of the Dalcroze approach, and how to apply these principles in their classroom and instrumental teaching.  Piano improvisation, crucial in the Dalcroze class, will be emphasized; opportunities will be available to improve this skill.  In this hands-on course, students practice teaching the Dalcroze exercises with their peer group, as well as with children’s classes.


DALCROZE METHODOLOGY: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES
Ruth Alperson, Instructor

Fall semester: Thursday, 2:00-4:00 p.m. 15 weeks
September 15, 2016 – January 12, 2017
Spring semester: Thursday, 2:00-4:00 p.m. 15 weeks
January 19, 2017 – May 25, 2017

Students enrolled in Dalcroze Methodology observe the following weekly children’s class:
Thursday, 4:00-4:45 p.m. (students in grades 1 & 2) and 5:00-5:45 p.m. (students in grades 3-5)
Opportunities for practice teaching are provided.


Elements of Music: An Approach to Pedagogy

This course focuses on curriculum design and development within the context of a community music school setting. Building on Diller-Quaile’s historic traditions, course participants explore the elements of music and music concepts in ways which foster meaningful learning for students. Content includes: discussion of pedagogical texts and readings drawing on the work of the School’s founders and others; musicianship curriculum; observations of classes and lessons; opportunities to analyze studio and group class teaching, as well as to assess the development of musicianship in students from the early childhood years through high school. Diller-Quaile faculty present the Dalcroze, Kodály, Orff, and Suzuki approaches. Child development and the teacher-student relationship are emphasized, as well as the musical subject matter.

Course schedule to be announced.

Piano Pedagogy

The Diller-Quaile approach to piano teaching places emphasis on phrasing, tone production, and the importance of selecting quality repertoire. By examining various pedagogical approaches and resources to teaching piano—group/individual, child/adult—the course focuses on successful ways to build technical foundations, develop sight-reading, and nurture good practice habits and easy memorization. The format of the class is observation based, with many assignments taking place outside the classroom, as well as bringing in outside pedagogical experts.

Course schedule to be announced.

Alexander Technique

F.M. Alexander (1869-1955), the founder of The Alexander Technique, was an actor who began his career as a Shakespearean orator. He developed chronic laryngitis while performing and, over time discovered a way to eliminate the undue muscular tension that accounted for his vocal restriction. He developed a discipline that, if practiced, can profoundly influence health and well-being. When neck tension is consciously reduced, the head no longer compresses the spine; the spine is free to lengthen and support fluidity of motion throughout the body. From his work, Alexander evolved a hands-on, mind-body method that teaches us to move efficiently, as an integrated, dynamic whole. The technique helps us make informed choices about how we use our bodies in daily activity. It specifically aids musicians in preventing repetitive injury and in improving technique and tone production.

A limited number of individual lesson times are available. Please contact the School at info@diller-quaile.org prior to registering for this offering. Ruth Nardini, Instructor

 

TUITION RATES 2016-2017
TEACHER TRAINING AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Dalcroze – Core Subjects – 2 hours/week $1,055 (15 weeks)
Dalcroze – Methodology – 2 hours/week $1,055 (15 weeks)
Elements of Music: An Approach to Pedagogy $1,215 (30 weeks)
Piano Pedagogy $1,215 (30 weeks)
Alexander Technique – 30 minute lesson $1,190 (15 weeks)

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EARLY CHILDHOOD MUSIC FOR DAY CARE AND HEAD START TEACHERS
-tuition free-

Early Childhood Music, Level I (101 & 501)

These courses prepare teachers to lead early childhood music experiences in day care centers and Head Start programs. Through readings, discussions, and active participation in group music-making experiences, course participants gain an understanding of the musical development of children from infancy through age six, while developing their own innate musicality. Additionally, participants learn to play selections on the recorder. As the semester progresses, participants increase their knowledge, skills, and abilities to integrate and assess developmentally appropriate, engaging, and meaningful music experiences in their early childhood program.

Note: Students taking the above course at the graduate level complete additional assignments.

EARLY CHILDHOOD MUSIC, LEVEL 1 (101 & 501)

Marissa Curry, Instructor

Spring semester: Thursday, 12:30-2:30 p.m. 15 weeks
January 26, 2017 – June 1, 2017

Credit recommendation: Early Childhood Music (101)
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Early Childhood Education or as an elective in any degree program.

Credit recommendation: Early Childhood Music (501)
In the graduate degree category, 2 semester hours in Early Childhood Education, 1 of which can be practicum credit or as an elective in any degree program.

 

Early Childhood Music Level II (102)

This course builds on the content of Early Childhood Music, Level I (101). Course participants continue to develop their ability to lead engaging early childhood music experiences, which are responsive to individual and group needs and interests. Additional emphasis is placed on developing musicianship, music lesson planning and curriculum development, implementing successful music teaching strategies, and creating tools to assess students’ musical growth. Course participants learn to play beginner pieces on the recorder and piano. Diller-Quaile faculty members visit course participants (enrolled for recommended credit) at their respective day care center to observe an early childhood music lesson.

EARLY CHILDHOOD MUSIC, LEVEL  II (EC 102)
Kirsten Morgan, Instructor

Spring semester: Wednesday, 12:45-2:45 p.m. 15 weeks
February 1, 2017 – May 31, 2017

Credit recommendation: Early Childhood Music (EC 102)
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours as Curriculum Goals in Early Childhood Education or as an elective in any degree program.

If you have questions about these courses, please call 212-369-1484, ext. 22. If you would like an official transcript of your course of study at Diller-Quaile mailed to an institution, or if you would like to receive a student copy of your transcript, please download a form.

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