ESTA-Norge er den norske seksjonen av ESTA, og har som formål å fremme pedagogiske, kunstneriske og vitenskaplige interesseområder i forbindelse med undervisning og utøving på strykeinstrument.

ESTA, European String Teacher Association, er en europeisk interesseorganisasjon for strykelærere.



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18.00 – 20.00 Rhythmics – the music/movement connection


10.00 – 11.00 Aural Training using movement, space and gesture
11.00 – 11.30 Break
11.30 – 13.00 Improvising & composing with movement as the stimulus
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 15.00 Rhythmics – it’s application in string playing
15.00 – 15.30 So, what is Dalcroze Eurhythmics? Plus question & answers

Kursholder: Jacqueline Vann (UK) OBS! Begrenset antall plasser

ESTA-medlem: 800,-
Ikke-medlem: 1000,-

Frist for påmelding: 1. desember
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Dalcroze Eurhythmics, often known simply as Dalcroze, is an active method of music education developed by the Swiss musician, educator and composer Emile Jaques-Dalcroze. In this method, knowledge about music is experienced and understood in the body first and foremost. The relationship between sound and movement forms the basis of the method. In other words, for every sound we hear we find corresponding movements in terms of energy, duration and quality and, vice versa. Conversely, if we create a movement we can find a corresponding sound to express it. By learning in this way we could say that we learn the language of music ‘from the inside’.

All areas of music can be explored in this way including:

a) the written language of music: starting with developing a secure sense of pulse and including amongst other things an understanding of notation, bar time, rhythm, phrasing, dynamics etc. all through movement and the body.

b) how the music feels and affects us emotionally: being able to express in movement the tension and release and the qualities we hear in music. 

c) exploring musical structures: using space, equipment and other people we learn to show the structure and form of the music, its texture and its journey and to make these things visible. This is a very accessible way into musical analysis.

Alongside the use of the whole body, participants in Dalcroze use pieces of equipment such as balls, scarves and sticks to help feel certain aspects of music more deeply. For instance, gymnastic balls help us develop a feeling of weight such as the first beat of a bar or sforzandos and accents. Scarves are used to help develop a better understanding of phrasing; where phrases start and end, the quality of the phrasing and changes of energy within it. The equipment always teaches us (our bodies) something about music and can be directly applied when playing.

How it supports instrumental teaching and performance

Emile Jaques-Dalcroze, the founder of the method, noted that since music cannot exist without some kind of movement (bowing, the breath, the touch of the instrument) the best way to explore and understand music was to start with the movement of the whole body. This will, inevitably, have an impact on the way you play and perform.

By learning about the language of music through movement and using the whole body even something as simple as musical notation starts to be felt and seen in a different way. Each note starts to have a ‘life’ and quality perhaps previously unrecognised. Experiencing aspects of music through movement first allows you to then translate this experience onto your instrumental playing making your performance come alive even more.

The method involves working as an individual as well as part of a group to explore all musical elements. You will learn a great deal about yourself and your understanding of music and be able to share experiences together. It is an exciting, challenging and a joyful way of exploring music and musical performance. It will change the way you feel, play and hear music and give you new insights into teaching, whatever your instrument.

Jacqueline Vann 
Dalcroze Diplômée: Institut Jaques-Dalcroze, Geneva

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