Using Dalcroze Eurhythmics in the K-6 Music Classroom

 To know something is not merely to be told it or to see it, but to act upon it. – Jean Piaget
 
Here you will find easy-to-follow, tried and true lesson plans using the approach often refered to as 'Eurhythmics' created by Fritz Anders in addition to classic lessons by Emile Jaques-Dalcroze.
 
 

Eurhythmics is in three Branches:

Eurhythmics - teaching the elements of music through movement

Solfege Rhythmique - the ear-training and sight singing component

Improvisation - the thread that runs throughout the approach


Eurhythmics is a highly individual and creative approach that may seem to vary wildly from one teacher to the next. If observant however, one will quickly realize that the same approach is used in all of the 'games' that make up the method: quick reaction, follow, replacement, cannon, solfege, improvisation...