About
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What is FIER?

FIER is about Eurhythmics. Eurhythmics is about music and movement.

FIER stands for « La Fédération Internationale des Enseignants de Rythmique » (the International Federation of Eurhythmics Teachers). It is an association which gathers together Eurhythmics teachers, the majority of whom teach according to the principles of Jaques-Dalcroze, and people throughout the world interested in Eurhythmics.

FIER is composed of a central committee whose headquarters are in Geneva, and of an assembly of delegates representing the various national associations.

Its goal is to promote the exchange of ideas and experiences pertaining to Eurhythmics, and this, by means of its publications, the organization of conferences and courses, and the Congress every three years. In these ways it works for the promotion and development of Eurhythmics on an international level.

For any question or request about the Jaques-Dalcroze or the Dalcroze use of the name, please contact the Institut Jaques-Dalcroze in Geneva, Switzerland.

Check the conditions governing the trademark on the Institut Jaques-Dalcroze website: https://www.dalcroze.ch/english/conditions_marque/

What is eurhythmics?

It is a musical tool for self-actualization. Why and How is best described by its founder Emile Jaques-Dalcroze, a visionary of early 20th century:

“… My method is founded in music because it has a stimulating and regulating effect, one that can represent the full range of human movements with all their nuances of time and space. Music can pace the nervous system and imprint the brain with a lasting memory about rhythmically organized sensory perception. Music—in the Greek sense of the word—is a primordial educational tool, which is why my method needs to stay connected to music. My method is a school that preserves the right of self-determination, encourages consistent endeavor, as well as high moral and physical standards.”

(Extract of a letter by Dalcroze written to a Journalist in 1913)

What is an Eurhythmics Practitioner?

Using music and rhythm, they are teachers who have developed multilayered skills in movement. A eurythmic practitioner plays various instruments and loves to improvise in their quest to facilitate the self-realization of the students, be they children or adults. Because this method is as artistic as it is pragmatic, a eurythmic practitioner has discovered the interconnectivity of all the various arts. This to such an extent, that it allows them to initiate, in endless variations, teaching processes using challenging and playful exercises of creative responsiveness and coordination. The result is that the student is constantly presented with chances to integrate and optimize their own personality.

How to become a member of the FIER?

You can join the FIER as a national association or as an individual member.

Financial
Grants

GUIDELINES for FINANCIAL GRANTS by the FIER

Each year the FIER invites candidates to apply for financial assistance, through the annual newsletter from the president of the FIER to the delegates and via the FIER website.
The FIER allocates a certain sum every year. This sum may differ each year according to the financial situation of the FIER.

1. Financial support for study

Study projects would include:
a. Students studying for the Diplôme Supérieur.
b. Any other worthwhile study project (PhD at a music university, PhD in science or arts related to Eurhythmics …)
c. Students needing financial assistance to attend an international congress.
(It does not include paying travel fees)

3. Guidelines for applying for Financial assistance from FIER

Candidates applying for financial assistance from the FIER are asked to submit the following documents to grants@fier.com
a. A document describing the purpose of study or project..
b. A documented description of other sources of income already explored.
c. CV.
d. A personal letter of motivation by the candidate.
e. References (at least 2).
f. Estimation of total expenses.
g. The applicant must belong to the FIER and have paid membership fees (by the national association member of the FIER).
h. The deadline for applying for financial assistance from the FIER is October 31st each year.

Those who have received financial assistance from the FIER will be asked to write a short report on their study/project made possible by the FIER.

2. Support for projects with Eurhythmics

These projects would include:
a. Teacher trainings in developing countries.
b. Projects of interest to the eurhythmics community.
c. Publications.
d. Congresses or conferences.
e. Eurhythmics Days.
(It does not include paying travel fees)

4. Scholarship Committee

a. The scholarship committee (comprising 3 persons of the FIER committee) is responsible for assessing together every application for financial aid from the FIER.
b. The scholarship committee has full jurisdiction to allocate scholarships, but refers these requests to the entire committee for final acceptance.

The committee of FIER

Committee

Staff

FabianBautz
Fabian Bautz Switzerland
PRESIDENT
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FABIAN BAUTZ

PRESIDENT Contact: fabianbautz11@gmail.com
Fabian Bautz holds both a Diploma in eurhythmics, and a music education degree from the Richard Strauss Conservatory in Munich. He studied eurhythmics with Prof. Amélie Hoellering (Diploma Honoris Causa de l’Institut Jaques-Dalcroze), and clarinet with Prof. Gerd Starke (University of Music). He also holds diplomas in TaKeTiNa  Rhythm Pedagogics, and in Psychotherapy (Zentrum für Individual- und Sozialtherapie ZIST). Based in Switzerland since 2001, Fabian’s teaching includes the Lucerne University of Music, the Swiss Italian Conservatory in Lugano (2010-2017), graduate eurhythmics classes at the University of Theater & Musik in Zürich (2001-2007), and he has been a mentor for music and movement at the Music School-Conservatory-Zürich. He  taught improvisation at the ‘Formation Continue’ of the Institut Jaques-Dalcroze (2004-2007) and also has 40 years of teaching elementary music and eurhythmics to children.
Fabian was at Rhythmikon in Munich for 12 years, teaching in the eurhythmics certification program, and also a guest teacher and lecturer during many years at: the International Workshop Festival for the Performing Arts in London, the Summer-Academy of the Bavarian Philharmonic in Munich, the Universities of Augsburg and Würzburg, and the Longy School of Music, Boston. Besides the clarinet (currently in the Orchestra of Emmen), Fabian is proficient in percussion instruments, such as the Berimbao, Korean Dschanggo, the Surdo a.o. Former member of the board of Rhythmik-Schweiz, since 2007 member of the board of FIER (president since 2019).
Dorothea-Weise
Dorothea Weise Germany
VICE-PRESIDENT
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DOROTHEA WEISE

VICE - PRESIDENT
Contact: weise@udk-berlin.de

Born in Norderney / Germany in 1961.
1983-1987 Eurhythmic Studies at the College of Music, Cologne.
1987- 2006 lecturer in movement-education with focus on technique, improvisation, composition and theory at the Eurhythmic Department of Trossingen College of Music.
2006 – 2008 professor per proxy with additional competency in didactics/ methodology/ teaching eurhythmics for adults. Ongoing advanced training in modern dance – and improvisation techniques, movement analyses and Spiraldynamik. Domestic and abroad workshops and training activities, dance performances in engagement with music and image.
In 2006 co-organisator of the European Eurhythmics Congress Trossingen. Since 2008 president of the Conference Music and Movement / Eurhythmics (Arbeitskreis Musik und Bewegung / Rhythmik e.V.).
2005/2007/2009/2010 Master classes and lectures in Stockholm, Vienna, Geneva, South- Corea.
Since 2008 head of the Eurhythmics departement at the University of the Arts Berlin.

Mary-Brice
Mary Brice Switzerland
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Mary Brice

MEMBER
Contact: marybrice7@hotmail.com

Mary Brice, d’origine australienne, est venue à Genève en 1997 pour entamer les études de Licence de la Méthode Jaques-Dalcroze à l’Institut Jaques-Dalcroze.
Harpiste, violoniste et pianiste elle avait déjà un bagage musical et instrumental assez important et elle est titulaire du « Associate Diploma of Piano ». Elle détient également plusieurs diplômes universitaires dans le système anglophone: Bachelor of Education et Graduate Diploma of Education. Grâce à ces formations instrumentales, musicales et pédagogiques elle a terminé la Licence en deux ans. Ensuite elle a commencé les études du diplôme supérieur et son mémoire a été estimé digne de publication par l’Institut Jaques-Dalcroze. Son livre “Pédagogie de tous les possibles” a été publié en 2002, et son édition en anglais en 2004. Le livre en français a été réédité en 2011 suite à son épuisement.
Elle a effectué avec mention très bien le diplôme de l’aptitude à la recherche en éducation à l’Université catholique à Paris pour pouvoir entrer en doctorat à l’Université à Genève. Elle enseigne actuellement la musique à l’Ecole internationale de Genève et elle rédige sa thèse de doctorat à l’Université de Genève.

 
Helene-Nicolet
Hélène Nicolet Switzerland
SECRETARY - TREASURER
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Hélène Nicolet

SECRETARY - TREASURER
Contact: helene.nicolet@yahoo.com

Formation musicale à l’Institut Jaques-Dalcroze de Genève (piano, solfège, improvisation, eutonie), 1985 à 2000. Certificat d’études amateur de piano classique à l’Institut Jaques-Dalcroze de Genève, 2004.

Licence d’enseignement de la rythmique à l’Institut Jaques-Dalcroze de Genève, 2006.
Troisième année d’études à l’Institut de Bruxelles (initiation aux arts du cirque), 2005.
Diplôme de maître de musique du Conservatoire de Musique de Genève, 2008.
Certified Movement Analyst, Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies, New York, 2011.
Diplôme supérieur de l’Institut de Genève, 2013.
Autres intérêts: piano jazz, violoncelle, flûte indienne, danse africaine, yoga.

Professeure de rythmique et musique au Département de l’Instruction Publique à Genève (école primaire), depuis 2006
Formatrice pour enseignants généralistes, depuis 2008
Professeure de rythmique-solfège à l’Institut Jaques-Dalcroze de Genève, 2005-06
Professeure de rythmique à l’école de ballet Jean Martinelli à Nyon, 2007
Professeure de rythmique et d’improvisation à la Haute Ecole de Musique de l’Institut de Genève, depuis 2013
Professeure de rythmique (adultes amateurs) à l’Institut Jaques-Dalcroze de Genève, depuis 2013
Professeure à la Dalcroze Academy, Colorado State University, Denver (Colorado), USA, depuis 2012
Séminaires Dalcroze à Morelia (Mexique) et Amsterdam (Pays-Bas)

Eiko-Ishizuka
Eiko Ishizuka United States
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Eiko Ishizuka

MEMBER
Contact: eiko_ishizuka@hotmail.com

Ms. Eiko Ishizuka is a faculty member in the Dalcroze program at the Longy School of Music of Bard College in Cambridge MA and the director of the Dalcroze Summer Institute. Since 2004 she has taught Eurhythmics, Dalcroze Solfège, improvisation and plastique animée for the Dalcroze certificate candidates and the graduate students. She is also a faculty member at the Dalcroze School of the Rockies Dalcroze Academy since 2014. She is a founder and coordinator of the Dalcroze Teacher Training Program at Winchester Community Music School, Winchester, MA through the Dalcroze Society of America’s Teacher Training Program. Her musical and unique teaching styles have been an inspiration to her students in the States and abroad. Ms. Ishizuka has been teaching Dalcroze Eurhythmics since 1993 and has given workshops in Japan and the United States for classical musicians, music teachers, and music therapists. Workshops she has let at Winchester Community Music School, the Bridgewater College, Minghsin University of Science and Technology in Taiwan, Dalcroze Society of Japan, Dalcroze Society of Canada, Dalcroze Society of America at New England, New York, Northwest, and Colorado chapters, and USA national conference, and Institut Jaques-Dalcroze international Congress. Ms. Ishizuka has performed as a pianist and collaborative pianist in Japan, Israel, Canada, Switzerland, and the United States with a
broad repertoire of classical and theater music . A candidate of Dalcroze Diplôme Supérieur, Ms. Ishizuka is a member of the board of Dalcroze Society of America’s board of trustees

Pablo-Cernik
Pablo Cernik Argentina
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PABLO CERNIK

MEMBER
Contact: pavelcernik@gmail.com

Pablo Cernik is from Argentina. Graduates as National Piano Teacher, Bachelor of Musical Arts, National Dalcroze Eurhythmics Teacher (Buenos Aires, UNA), License and Diplôma Superieur in Dalcroze Eurhythmics (Geneva, Switzerland). He is the president of the Argentinian Jaques-Dalcroze Eurhythmics Association (AJDAR), member of the FIER Committee and member of the Collège Jaques-Dalcroze.

He worked as teacher of eurhythmics, piano and improvisation at the Conservatory "Musikene" (San Sebastian, Spain), the Institut Jaques-Dalcroze (Geneva, Switzerland), the Institut Joan Llongueres (Barcelona, ​​Spain), among many other institutions. He gave workshops, seminars and conferences in Spain, Switzerland, Italy, France, Japan, Costa Rica, Colombia, Chile, Mexico and Argentina. He currently teaches Dalcroze Eurhythmics in music schools for children, in teacher training programs for professional students and in Drama Department for actors (UNA National University of the Arts). He is the director of studies of the Dalcroze Certificate in Santiago de Chile (Escuela Moderna de Música y Danza) and in Buenos Aires (Postgraduate Course, UNA-DAMUS), both in agreement with the Jaques-Dalcroze Institut of Geneva, Switzerland.
In addition to his dedication to teaching, he served as an opera and ballet pianist in Argentina and abroad.

Laetitia-Disseix-Berger
Laetitia Disseix-Berger France
SECRETARY
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Laetitia Disseix-Berger

SECRETARY
Contact: laetitia.disseixberger@gmail.com

Laetitia DISSEIX-BERGER est titulaire du Diplôme Supérieur de la méthode Jaques-Dalcroze. Professeur d’enseignement artistique au CRR de Rueil-Malmaison, elle enseigne par le biais de cette méthode à un public de musiciens et de danseurs ainsi que dans différentes structures de formation professionnelle lors de master-class – ECM de Paris, Pôle Musique et Danse de Metz, ESM de Dijon, Pôle Sup’ 93, CFMI de Lille et d’Orsay – ainsi que lors d’académies d’été à l’étranger, en Suisse, en Angleterre et aux Etats-Unis. Membre du bureau de l’Association DALCROZE France, et du comité de la FIER, elle est co-responsable de la formation du « Certificat DALCROZE France ».
Parallèlement à ses activités pédagogiques, elle pratique les claquettes américaines auprès de Victor CUNO, et découvre récemment le Clown auprès de Nathalie BERNARD

Delegates

Staff

Dorothea-Weise
Dorothea Weise Germany
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DOROTHEA WEISE

Contact: weise@udk-berlin.de | www.udk-berlin.de

Born in Norderney / Germany in 1961.
1983-1987 Eurhythmic Studies at the College of Music, Cologne.
1987- 2006 lecturer in movement-education with focus on technique, improvisation, composition and theory at the Eurhythmic Department of Trossingen College of Music.
2006 – 2008 professor per proxy with additional competency in didactics/ methodology/ teaching eurhythmics for adults. Ongoing advanced training in modern dance – and improvisation techniques, movement analyses and Spiraldynamik. Domestic and abroad workshops and training activities, dance performances in engagement with music and image.
In 2006 co-organisator of the European Eurhythmics Congress Trossingen. Since 2008 president of the Conference Music and Movement / Eurhythmics (Arbeitskreis Musik und Bewegung / Rhythmik e.V.).
2005/2007/2009/2010 Master classes and lectures in Stockholm, Vienna, Geneva, South- Corea.
Since 2008 head of the Eurhythmics departement at the University of the Arts Berlin.

Sandra-Nash
Sandra Nash Australia
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Sandra Nash

Contact: sjnash@ihug.com

Sandra has taught music for over twenty years including three years on the faculty of Laval University, Quebec City. She has been Director of Music at two leading schools in Sydney. Since 1994 she has been the Course Director of the Dalcroze Summer Schools held in Sydney, Toowoomba Qld. and Adelaide. Currently she is president of the Dalcroze Society of NSW and along with other Australian colleagues, she gives courses for Dalcroze Teacher Development and works to promote Dalcroze in Australia. She is often invited to give workshops for piano and string teachers, early childhood teachers and performers. She has also given workshops in the USA, Taiwan, and at the Institut Jaques-Dalcroze, Geneva and has been a jury member for Dalcroze Certificate, Licentiate and Diploma examinations.
She is the currently the co-ordinator of the Junior Training Program and a part- time lecturer in Music Education at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, as well as being a freelance teacher of piano, and Dalcroze Eurhythmics.

Christoph-Falschlunger
Christoph Falschlunger Austria
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Christoph Falschlunger

MEMBER
Contact: falschlunger@mdw.ac.at

* 1977 Innsbruck (Austria) Primary school teacher, special school teacher (Bachelor of Education) Rhythmics/Music and Movement Education teacher (Bachelor and Master) Rhythmics teacher in special schools for pupils with (severe) intellectual disabilities, in inclusive groups as well as in primary schools Lecturer at the University for Music and Performing Arts Vienna in Rhythmics and didactics for people with special needs, in inclusive education, for people with dementia and for refugees Lecturer at the University College for Teacher Education Vienna/Krems in didactics for Rhythmics and Music Education in special schools and primary schools Workshops, papers for professionals and pedagogues in Austria and abroad Articles in specialist literature PhD-student

Pablo-Stocco
Pablo Stocco Argentina
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Pablo Stocco

Contact: stoccopablo@gmail.com

Pablo Stocco est professeur de musique et de direction chorale, chanteur et pianiste. Il détient le certificat Jaques-Dalcroze par l'Escuela de Música y Danza (Chili).

Il travaille actuellement comme professeur de musique dans des écoles d'enseignement général et des conservatoires de musique à Buenos Aires, et enseigne le chant collectif pour les étudiants professionnels. Il participe en tant que professeur de Chant collectif aux formations de Certificat Jaques-Dalcroze en Argentine et au Chili, donnant également des cours pour la formation Dalcroze à l'Institut Joan Llongueres de Barcelonne.
Pablo est en train de faire en master en musique et pedagogie pour l'Université de Rosario.

Laura-Ono
Laura Ono Canada
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Laura Ono

Contact: laura@dalcroze.ca

Laura Ono has a Certificate in Dalcroze Eurhythmics from the Longy School of Music of Bard College (Cambridge, MA), and is currently completing overseas studies in the Dalcroze License, under the direction of Karin Greenhead, Jacqueline Vann and Louise Mathieu.  Laura also holds an ARCT in piano performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) as well as an Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Music Education, a joint program between the RCM and Ryerson University.  She has also completed pedagogy studies in Kodály and Orff

Laura is currently the Training Chair and Past President for Dalcroze Canada.  From 2009-2019 she was also the director and founder of My Musical Upbringing, a private music studio specializing in Early Childhood Music Education in Toronto.  In addition to her musical training, Laura also holds an Honours Bachelor Degree in Communications (University of Ottawa) and a Master of Business Administration (York University).

Anne-Gabrielle-Chatoux
Anne-Gabrielle Chatoux France
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Anne-Gabrielle Chatoux

Contact: annegabriellechatoux@yahoo.fr
Anne-Gabrielle CHATOUX-PETER est titulaire du Diplôme Supérieur de la méthode Jaques-Dalcroze. Suisse d’origine, elle vit depuis plus de 20 ans en France où elle enseigne la musique par le biais de la pédagogie Jaques-Dalcroze. Son enseignement s’adresse aux enfants et aux adolescents du Conservatoire de Vincennes et aux enfants de la maîtrise de Radio France. Elle est également formatrice au CNFPT (Centre National de la Fonction Publique Territoriale), à la DASCO (Direction des Affaires Scolaires de la Ville de Paris), au CFMI (Centre de Formation des Musiciens Intervenants), au CND (Centre National de la Danse) et dans différentes structures de formation professionnelle où elle anime des stages destinés aux professionnels dans les domaines de la musique, de la voix et de la danse. Dans ce même esprit, elle dirige, pour les professionnels toujours, un atelier régulier d’initiation à la pédagogie Jaques-Dalcroze (Rythmique-Solfège-Improvisation) au conservatoire de Vincennes. Elle est régulièrement invitée pour animer des workshops et présenter la méthode dans des séminaires, des congrès, des conservatoires à travers toute la France, en Angleterre et en Suisse. Elle est présidente de l’Association Dalcroze France

Isa-DAlessandro
Isa D'Alessandro Italy
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Isa D'Alessandro

Contact: isadalessandro@gmail.com
Pianist, is Professor of Piano for Music Education at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory of Music, in Rome, where she also teaches Dalcroze Eurhythmics.

She graduated in Piano summa cum laude and in Harpsichord.
She gave concerts as a soloist and in chamber music groups until 2005.
In 1994, the encounter with Louisa Di Segni got her passionate about the Dalcroze method.
She holds a Dalcroze Certificate from the Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and a Dalcroze License granted from the UK Dalcroze Society.
She teaches in Dalcroze certificate training courses organized by AIJD in collaboration with DEIEB; she gives seminars in different conservatories, with the SIEM (Italian Association for Music Education), the AIKEM (Italiana Kodaly Assotiation for Music Education) and other Italian organizations. Since 2003 she has been working to diffuse the Dalcroze Eyrhythmics in Italy, with the AIJD - Italian Jaques-Dalcroze Association.
She teaches in Dalcroze certificate training courses organized by AIJD in collaboration with DEIEB; she gives seminars in different conservatories, with the SIEM (Italian Association for Music Education), the AIKEM (Italiana Kodaly Assotiation for Music Education) and other Italian organizations
Since 2003 she has been working to diffuse the Dalcroze Eyrhythmics in Italy, with the AIJD - Italian Jaques-Dalcroze Association.

Sachiko-Muranaka
Sachiko Muranaka Japan
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Sachiko Muranaka

Contact: musacchan@gmail.com

Sachiko Muranaka graduated with a B.A. from Kunitachi College of Music in Tokyo. She then obtained her Dalcroze License from the Dalcroze School of Music in New York and Longy School of Music in Boston. She is a holder of the Dalcroze Diplôme Supérieur, conferred by the Jaques-Dalcroze Institute in Geneva.

Ms. Muranaka has been teaching Dalcroze Eurhythmics since 1990. She has given workshops for children, musicians and music teachers in Japan (Nagoya School of Music, Showa University of Music, Sapporo Otani University), USA (Carnegie Mellon University) and Singapore (Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts). She was also invited on multiple occasions to teach at international conferences in Japan, Korea and Switzerland. She currently teaches the Early Childhood module “Expression,” as well as body movement and music improvisation to students of the Child Psychology Program at Sapporo International University.
She is the current president of the Jaques-Dalcroze Society of Japan.

Sandra-Degen
Sandra Degen Switzerland
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Sandra Degen

Contact: sandra.degen@ife.uzh.ch ‎
Sandra Degen is a graduated eurhythmic and piano teacher and taught at a music school for twenty years. After graduating in pedagogy and psychology, she now works as a doctoral student and scientific assistant at the Institute of Education at the University of Zurich and as a lecturer for general didactics and pedagogical psychology in the master's programmes of School Music at the Zurich University of the Arts. 

Currently she is president of the Swiss Society of eurhythmic teachers in the German-speaking part of Switzerland.

Seungji-Ryu
Seungji Ryu Korea, Republic of
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Seungji Ryu

Contact: sj_ryu@hanmail.net

Seung-Ji Ryu is a professor at the Piano Pedagogy Graduate School of Hansei University and has served as the head of the Hansei Dalcroze Center since 2005. She earned her bachelor’s and her master’s degrees in piano at Yonsei University. She completed her Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from the University of Iowa in piano performance and pedagogy in 1996. She received a Dalcroze Certificate at the Juilliard Dalcroze Institute in 1999 and a Dalcroze License at Carnegie Mellon University in 2003. 

She has performed extensively as a solo pianist and in chamber music ensembles. She is also recognized as an author, researcher, and lecturer. In particular, she is actively engaged research that combines the Dalcroze method and the piano pedagogy, and has written various articles and books. She has presented at a number of international conferences including ISME, NCKP, IJD. She is currently an editorial board member of the Piano Pedagogy Forum, which is an online journal of the U.S.

 
 
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Mindy-Shieh
Mindy Shieh Taiwan, Province of China
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Mindy Shieh

Contact: dalcrztw@ms31.hinet.netwww.dalcroze.org.tw

B1, 80-1 Ningbo West St. RC- TAIWAN 100 TAIPEI
Tel+886-2-2393-8426 Fax+886-2-2393-8425 

 

Introduced to the piano at the tender age of five by her mother, Mindy Shieh has since accumulated fifty-two years of music training and experience. She is a graduate of the Department of Music at the National Taiwan Normal University, where she majored in piano. She has an M.A. in Piano Accompaniment from the West Chester University Department of Music, studied in Musicology Ph.D. from the Faculty of Music at the Universityof Toronto, and the Certificates both in Music Theory (First Honor with Distinction) and Piano Teacher from The Royal Conservatory of Music (Canada). She received her Dalcroze Eurhythmics Full Dalcroze Teacher’s Certificate (License) at the Dalcroze School of Music in New York, where she studied with Dr. Hilda Schuster. Mindy Shieh is in fact the last person to have received an International License from Dr. Schuster, who passed away after some fifty years of teaching at the Dalcroze School of Music, during which time she instructed such Dalcroze masters as Robert M. Abramson, Lisa Parker, Anne Farber and Ruth Alperson. 

Mindy Shieh is the first holder of the Dalcroze Eurhythmics Teacher’s License in Taiwan. Since returning to Taiwan in 1993, she has made it her personal mission to promote and expand Dalcroze concepts and teaching methods here on the whole island. To this end she has given numerous workshops and teacher training programs on the Dalcroze teaching methods. In 1994 she became chief editor of the Dalcroze Eurhythmics Journal and in 1998 Chair of the Board of Dalcroze Society of Taiwan. She is currently as an associate professor teaching the Dalcroze Eurhythmics and Piano at the National Tsing Hua University, University of Taipei, and Soochow University. She was recently appointed to serve as the Committee Member of Curriculum & Instruction Consulting Committee on Life Curriculum in Ministry of Education . These qualifications clearly demonstrate her professionalism.

Mindy Shieh has been invited to give workshops in Tokyo, Hellerau, Warsaw, Katowice, and Shanghai.

Helene-Nicolet
Hélène Nicolet Switzerland
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Hélène Nicolet

Contact: helene.nicolet@yahoo.com

Formation musicale à l’Institut Jaques-Dalcroze de Genève (piano, solfège, improvisation, eutonie), 1985 à 2000. Certificat d’études amateur de piano classique à l’Institut Jaques-Dalcroze de Genève, 2004.

Licence d’enseignement de la rythmique à l’Institut Jaques-Dalcroze de Genève, 2006.
Troisième année d’études à l’Institut de Bruxelles (initiation aux arts du cirque), 2005.
Diplôme de maître de musique du Conservatoire de Musique de Genève, 2008.
Certified Movement Analyst, Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies, New York, 2011.
Diplôme supérieur de l’Institut de Genève, 2013.
Autres intérêts: piano jazz, violoncelle, flûte indienne, danse africaine, yoga.

Professeure de rythmique et musique au Département de l’Instruction Publique à Genève (école primaire), depuis 2006
Formatrice pour enseignants généralistes, depuis 2008
Professeure de rythmique-solfège à l’Institut Jaques-Dalcroze de Genève, 2005-06
Professeure de rythmique à l’école de ballet Jean Martinelli à Nyon, 2007
Professeure de rythmique et d’improvisation à la Haute Ecole de Musique de l’Institut de Genève, depuis 2013
Professeure de rythmique (adultes amateurs) à l’Institut Jaques-Dalcroze de Genève, depuis 2013
Professeure à la Dalcroze Academy, Colorado State University, Denver (Colorado), USA, depuis 2012
Séminaires Dalcroze à Morelia (Mexique) et Amsterdam (Pays-Bas)

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Kaye Barker United Kingdom
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Kaye Barker

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Kaye began her Dalcroze Eurhythmics studies in 2008 and gained her Professional Certificate with Dalcroze UK in 2012 and her Licence in 2017. She completed the Diplôme Supérieur in December 2021 after study at the Institut Jaques-Dalcroze, Geneva, Switzerland.

Before starting her Dalcroze studies Kaye was a professional violinist and member of the BBC Philharmonic. After this she joined the Bridge String Quartet, which performed on BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM. In 2008 Kaye became a classroom teacher and was Head of Music in Gumley House School FCJ until 2018. During this time, she was the leader of Garden Opera.

Since 2018 Kaye has focused on teaching Dalcroze Eurhythmics in a range of contexts. She teaches on the String & Brass Training Programme at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and gives workshops in Dalcroze Eurhythmics for professional musicians and teachers throughout England. She was teacher and Artistic Director of the Dalcroze UK Easter Course in 2019 and teaches on Dalcroze UK’s Spring Courses & Summer Schools. She also teaches regularly for the Dalcroze UK’s Teacher Training programme.

Since finishing her Diplôme studies Kaye has set up rhythmics classes for adults, led Taster Days, sessions and workshops and is organising a new course for the Foundation Award training (DEIEB) with Dalcroze UK. This will run as a hybrid of in-person weekly sessions and online sessions and starts in September 2022.

Lydia-Mboko
Lydia Mboko Belgium
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Lydia Mboko

Contact: lylou.mboko@gmail.com

1994-1996 : Diplômes de solfège des degrés d’excellence et perfectionnement-Académie des Arts de la Ville de Bruxelles

2002 : Diplôme de piano et claviers-Académie des Arts de la Ville de Bruxelles
2005 : Diplôme en Expression Corporelle-Institut de Rythmique Jaques-Dalcroze de Belgique 2006 : Diplôme en Rythmique-Institut de Rythmique Jaques-Dalcroze de Belgique
2010 : CAPE en mouvement-Communauté Française
2020 : CAPE en rythmique-Communauté Française
1995-2013 : Formation intensive en pratique, pédagogie et méthodologie des claquettes américaines (Tap Dance), avec Grégoire Vandersmissen
2002-2008 : Formation intensive en pratique, pédagogie et méthodologie de la danse contemporaine, avec Michèle Swennen

Professeur de Rythmique et d’Expression Corporelle (depuis 2005 et 2006), et professeur de claquettes américaines (depuis 2003) Lydia démarre par des collaborations avec des théâtres et leur programmation. Engagée ensuite dans la chorégraphie, elle acquiert une grande expérience en création de spectacles avec l’Opéra « Le Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie » où elle travaille 8 ans ; période
durant laquelle Lydia collabore étroitement avec RESEO-European Network for Opera, Music and Dance Education. Des projets avec les opéras de Liège, Dijon, Stockholm, Lille et Malmö, lui ouvrent son réseau professionnel. Evoluant en enseignement artistique officiel, elle enseigne la danse contemporaine, la chorégraphie rythmique, et la rythmique à l'Institut de Rythmique Jaques Dalcroze
de Belgique. Depuis 10 ans, elle enseigne aux étudiants en formation pédagogique à l'Ecole de Cirque de Bruxelles.
En 2016, Lydia développe son identité artistique, IMAO. Des projets de création ont déjà vu le jour, comme la participation aux Journées du Patrimoine à Bruxelles en 2019 avec une chorégraphie déambulatoire. Elle collabore avec l’Association Suzuki Brussels, et avec le réseau Suzuki néerlandophone, en proposant des workshops basés sur la rythmique et la chorégraphie pour des pianistes et violonistes de 4 à 18 ans.

William-Bauer
William Bauer United States
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William Bauer

Contact: president@dalcrozeusa.org

An experienced and compelling Dalcroze clinician, William R. Bauer, Ph.D. leads workshops in Dalcroze euRhythmics—the cultivation of dynamic rhythm through coordinated actions and interactions, and body awareness through responsive listening. Dr. Bauer also teaches Dalcroze solfege, which leads to improved vocal expression via the study of melody, harmony, and timbre, as well as keyboard improvisation in a range of styles and idioms, and Dalcroze Methods of Teaching and Learning. Owing to his extensive research into spontaneous expression in jazz, blues, and popular idioms, Dr. Bauer is well equipped to make improvisation accessible to students at all levels of musical ability.

Current president of the Dalcroze Society of America, Dr. Bauer teaches music full-time at the College of Staten Island/CUNY, where he also directs the Dalcroze Atelier at CSI. Dr. Bauer earned his Ph.D. and MA in Composition from the CUNY Graduate Center and Columbia University, respectively, and his Dalcroze License and Certificate at the Manhattan Dalcroze Institute in studies with Robert Abramson and Ruth Alperson. He has led classes at International Dalcroze Conferences in Vienna, Geneva, Tokyo, Coventry, and Pittsburgh, and in Dalcroze Teacher Training Institutes at Carnegie-Mellon University and The Longy School, at numerous DSA national conferences and chapter workshops, and in other settings including Music for People’s Adventures in Improvisation, Star Island’s Star Arts and LitFest conferences, the International Society for Improvised Music conference, and various private and community schools, church choirs, and hand bell and vocal ensembles in the Northeast corridor.

Dr. Bauer’s internationally recognized research into jazz performance practice has advanced our understanding of vocal and instrumental improvisation in their historical and cultural contexts. Most recently he contributed the chapter “Expressiveness in Jazz Performance: Prosody and Rhythm” to the book Expressiveness in music performance: Empirical approaches across styles and cultures, co-edited by Dorottya Fabian, Renee Timmers, and Emery Schubert and published by Oxford University Press in 2014. The University of Michigan Press published his book Open the Door: The Life and Music of Betty Carter to critical acclaim; and his essays on jazz singing have appeared in the following refereed journals: Jazz PerspectivesCurrent Musicology, and Annual Review of Jazz Studies

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Marja-Leena-Juntunen
Marja-Leena Juntunen Finland
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Marja-Leena Juntunen

Contact: marja-leena.juntunen@uniarts.fi

Education and degrees 
Doctor of philosophy 2005, University of Oulu, Music Education, Doctoral dissertation (2004): Embodiment in Dalcroze Eurhythmics, Acta Universitatis Ouluensis. Scientiae Rerun Socialium E73;
Licentiate of Education 2000, University of Oulu, Music Education; 
Master of Music 1989, Sibelius Academy, Music Education; 
Dalcroze Eurhythmics Teacher’s License -degree 1993, CMU, Pittsburgh, USA;
 Dalcroze Eurhythmics Studies abroad: Longy School of Music, Boston, 1999; Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburg, 1992-93; Dalcroze Institute, Geneva, 1988-89. 
 
Professional profile
Marja-Leena Juntunen works currently as professor of music education at the Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki. She has been teaching in the music teacher education programs for over twenty years. She has also worked in the classroom teacher education at the University of Helsinki.
Aside of academic career, her work assignments have covered working as a Dalcroze pedagogue, musician,  general music teacher, and instrumental and early childhood music education teacher.
Marja-Leena has taught Dalcroze Eurhythmics at the Carnegie Mellon University and the Longy School of Music. Additionally, she has given Dalcroze workshops and lectures both in Finland and abroad (e.g. Sweden, Island, England, Greece, U.S., Costa Rica, Venezuela, Cuba). Her international teaching languages are English and Spanish. 
Her main research interest areas cover Dalcroze pedagogy and embodiment, narrative inquiry, school music education, music teacher education, and higher music education. She has published teaching materials and textbooks as well as several book chapters, and articles in international and Finnish research journals (see: https://siba.academia.edu/MarjaLeenaJuntunen).
She has served as a review reader in several research journals. Currently, Marja-Leena is a research leader in a collaborative study with Åbo Akademi University on the quality of music education in primary schools in Finland, and a group leader and researcher in the ArtsEqual research project, funded by the Academy of Finland (www.artsequal.fi).
She is  member of the Scientific and Organizing Committees of the International Conference.
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Christine Straumer Germany
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Angeliki Simour Greece
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Ora Goraly Israel
Teresa-Nowak
Teresa Nowak Poland
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Teresa Nowak

Contact: teresa-nowak@wp.pl

Musician, choreographer and pedagogue; she works using the method based on Emile Jaques – Dalcroze’s ideas; develops musicality, imagination and energy. A student of Marcela Hildebrandt-Pruska in Poland and of Elizabeth Vanderspar in London where she received Licentiate Diploma of Dalcroze Society in 1977; she is also a holder of Master's degree in law at Poznan University. At present an independent teacher, recently retired from the Academy of Music, Secondary Music School (the Department of Eurhytmics) and Ballet School in Poznań. She works with children and adults; in Poland and Europe. She conducts lectures and workshops in the field of eurhythmics and plastique animée for musicians, dancers, teachers and psychologists. In addition, she directs concerts and collages that combine music with other fields of art during festivals of contemporary music, in the cycle of activities such as “The gallery of sound” and “To hear the town”.

On Polish Radio she realized her own program: "Just music, small music" (music programs for children); collaborates with choirs creating a movement for stage to the repertoire of bands. The founder of “Ensemble of Plastique Animée” which creates choreographies and movement improvisation both for classical and contemporary music, for literature and visual arts. The author of the project called “My Music” - in the Center of Culture ”Zamek” in Poznań - which is a presentation of young, independent artists and discovering new musical phenomena with them. The project breaks the borders between genres, rejects academic artificiality, connects arts and, very often, is a brave introduction of music and movement into new, non-concert space.

Barbara-Bernacka
Barbara Bernacka Poland
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Barbara Bernacka

Contact: rytmikaviva@wp.pl

Education: Baccalauréat et certificat de rythmique de Lycée de Musique de Poznañ (chez prof. M.Hildebrandt-Pruska) Diplôme d’éducation musicale de l’Ecole Supérieure de Musique a Lodz – faculté de la rythmique- (chez prof. Janina Mieczyñska – élève de E. J-Dalcroze) Licence d enseignement de rythmique (Institut Jaques Dalcroze a Genève) Cours: Svenska Dalcroze – Seminaret (chez Dagmar Wide, Palucca Schule, Dresden) Travail: Au commencement comme rythmicienne a l’école de musique a Lodz Actuellement comme professeur de rythmique à l’Académie de Théâtre à Varsovie et à l’Académie de Musique à Lodz. Elle est également l’auteur de deux livres,d’articles,de programmes d’enseignement d’éducation musicale, d’émissions de radio, de chorégraphies de théâtre.

Ritmica Viva «Ritmica viva» – methode de la communication non-verbale – est une proposition methodique d’auteur créant une possibilité de developpement de la pensée et de l’action creative, prenant en consideration en même temps l’engagement de l’esprit, de l’emotion et du corps. Ritmica viva est ouverte a tout le monde. On peut l’exercer à chaque age, independammant des gouts, talents et possibilités. Elle se vérifie dans la formation des enfants, de la jeunesse et des adultes. Elle est specialement utile, quand on travaille avec les troupes de théâtre, les ensembles de danse, de pantomime(professionnels ainsi que non-professionnels). Ritmica viva était présentée plusieurs fois au cours des congrès, conférences et sessions scientifiques en Pologne et a l’étranger (Geneve, Remscheid, Hellerau, Budapest, Riga,Tbilissi, Taipei).

Anetta-Pasternak
Anetta Pasternak Poland
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Anetta Pasternak

Contact: anetta-pasternak@wp.pl

Anetta Pasternak (PhD, hab.) has graduated from the Academy of Music in Poznan, Department of Music Education and Eurhythmics (MA in Eurhythmics). She presently works as an associated professor at the specialty of Eurhythmics, Department of Composition, Interpretation, Education, and Jazz at the Academy of Music in Katowice, where she teaches rhythmics, solfège, plastique animée and methodology of teaching eurhythmics. Her assignments involve also teaching at Postgraduate Music Therapy and Art Therapy courses. As its artistic director she promotes the Scientific Circle of Eurhythmics with its artistic branch, the Theatre of Rhythme "Katalog".

Anetta Pasternak was awarded the first prize at the Second European Eurhythmics Competition in Trossingen, Germany, and she won the first prize at the XXVI Tychy Theatre Meetings. She was the organizer of 10 editions of the annual all-Polish workshop sessions called "Music and Movement in Therapeutic Activities".
Included among her many lectures and workshops given in Poland and abroad are: Austria (University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna), Canada (Université Laval in Québec), Germany (Institute of Eurhythmics in Hellerau), Great Britain (Coventry University), Japan (Showa University of Music – Jaques-Dalcroze Society of Japan), Sweden (Royal College of Music in Stockholm), Switzerland (E. Jaques-Dalcroze Institute in Geneva), Ukraine (Pedagogical University in Odessa and Sumy), Taiwan (Dalcroze Society of Taiwan), USA (Dalcroze Society of America). She specializes in interpretation of 20th-century music, and using Dalcroze method in music therapy.

Nillawanna Eungamporn
Nillawanna Eungamporn Thailand
Jerison Harper Lee
Jerison Harper Lee Singapore
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Jerison Harper Lee

Contact: jerisonharper@gmail.com

A passionate musician, dancer, pedagogue, Jerison has set his sight on making music accessible to a diverse audience and using music to better one’s life. For this life mission, he has chosen Dalcroze Eurhythmics and its approach to facilitate his work.

Jerison received both his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts (2016) in Dalcroze pedagogy from Institut Jaques-Dalcroze, Geneva . To further develop his knowledge and skills in working with Dalcroze, he has travelled the world to study with various Dalcroze masters. With his strong foundation in ballet and dance, he continued to study ballet and modern dance while in Geneva. The combination of mastery in both music and dance furnishes him with a unique ability to truly deliver the essence of Dalcroze Eurhythmics.
Since his return from Switzerland in 2015, Jerison has been actively promoting, conducting, and teaching Dalcroze workshops and classes to musicians, dancers and arts educators in Singapore, and has been repeatedly invited to present and teach in many Asian countries. His work has brought him to Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand, Vietnam, Europe, America and Australia.

Elda-Nelly-Treviño
Elda Nelly Treviño Mexico
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Elda Nelly Treviño

Contact: eldanelly@gmail.com www.musicaviva.com.mx

Mobile: +52-8114969027

Dr. Treviño is a professor at the Facultad de Música of the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (UANL) and at Universidad Panamericana (UP) in México; director of the independent studio Música Viva. She is frequently invited to give workshops, lectures throughout Mexico and abroad. She has been piano solosist of the symphony orchestras of the UANL, and those of Matanzas and Santiago in Cuba besides being currently active as a collaborative pianist. From 2012-2016 Elda Nelly was the general coordinator of the Mexican Dalcroze Certification Program at the Conservtorio de las Rosas in Morelia, Michoacán, and currently she is the general coordinator of Programas Dalcroze at UP.

She holds a PhD in Psychology from the UANL (Summa Cum Laude), Bachelor and Master of Music in Piano Literature and Pedagogy from The University of Texas at Austin; Dalcroze Certificate and License from Carnegie Mellon University. She has received several awards such as Prize of the Arts in Auditive Arts (UANL 2009), Grant for international artistic residences FORCA Noreste 2010 and Program for Joint Research Matías Romero 2016-2017 from the Secretary of Foreign Relations of the Mexican government.
Dr. Treviño´s research interests are: the positive effects of Dalcroze Eurhythmics and musical training in general in different domains of life,

Neus-Fernandez
Neus Fernandez Spain
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Neus Fernandez

Contact: neus.perkimba@hotmail.com

Neus a suivi ses études superieures de musique au Conservatoire Superieur de Barcelone. Elle est diplomée de piano, solfège, pedagogie musicale et percussion.

Elle est licenciée en rythmique par l’Institut Jaques-Dalcroze de Genève où elle a obtenu le prix de licence à la “Création”.
Sa spécialité est la Rythmique dans les Arts de la Scène.
Actuellement elle enseigne la rythmique à l’Institut du Theâtre de Barcelone, chez les danseurs et comédiens. 

Elle contribue également à la formation des professeurs aux Conservatoires et Universités espagnoles intéressés à la méthode Jaques-Dalcroze.
Co-directrice de la Formation Continue Dalcroze en Espagne.Directrice de la Compagnie PerkImBa (Percussion-Improvisation-Ballet) crée avec Thierry Hochstätter et Directrice Pédagogique aux Stages de Formation PerkImBa.

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