Region 10
Elementary Division
Exploring Dalcroze
Monday, August 6, 2018
Lamar University, Beaumont, TX 77627
Clinician/Consultant(s): Rachel Buchman
Registration Fee: $10.00, TMEA Member Registration Fee: $0.00
Description:
The workshop will be an introduction to the principles of Dalcroze Eurhythmics, as well as opportunity for teachers to learn direct applications of Eurhythmics for the children they teach. Teachers will experience rhythmic movement exercises (Eurhythmics), Solfege, improvisation (vocal, instumental and movement) and staged movement in the Dalcroze style (Plastique Animée). The experiences will introduce the teachers to a way of teaching any of their musical subjects by giving their children a physical experience of those subjects. Some of the workshop will be spent addressing specific challenges the teachers have experienced in their classrooms and how a Eurhythmic approach can help them achieve their goals with their students.
Objectives:
The objective of the workshop is: • to give teachers a Eurhythmics perspective on skills they already have, and introduce them to new skills based on Dalcroze principles • to show teachers how vital the actual process of learning is to their students (a counter-balance to the over focus on performance in today’s educational environment) • to help teachers bring joy and enthusiasm into their classrooms through movement and singing • to introduce teachers to a new way of listening to and analyzing orchestral music that will give them the tools to bring this genre of music alive to their students
Content Area:
Dalcroze Eurhythmics
Agenda:
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Lunch 12:00-1:00 p.m.

1:00-3:00 p.m.
Consultant's Qualifications:
• Certified Dalcroze Eurhythmics Teacher.
• Lecturer in Music at Shepherd School of Music, Rice University.
• 40 years of teaching, performing and recording in the United States and abroad.
• Recent workshops presentations given for: the American Choral Directors Association, the Southeast Texas Suzuki Association, and the Center for School Literacy and Culture.
• In addition to my work at Rice, I teach music to children with language related learning differences, giving me a perspective on alternative learning styles. Through the American Festival for the Arts, I teach music to at risk children, giving me a perspective on how children learn who have been traumatized by poverty, flooding or by disfunctional or violent home environments.
• For more information, please visit my bio page:
https://music.rice.edu/faculty/rachel-buchman