November 26, 2018

In the summer of 2008, a friend told me about a music education workshop he had attended. He loved it. “Everyone was smiling!” he said. “We were moving in time with each other and doing exercises with balls.” This was so different from his usual experiences of music ed...

August 13, 2018

Despite training as a music cognition and music neuroscience researcher with a primary interest in musical improvisation, I was mostly unaware of Dalcroze’s theories and pedagogical methods until relatively recently. I am glad to have learned more about this community,...

November 15, 2016

Jane Southcott (L) and Karin Greenead (R) at ICDS2 in Vienna

The international dominance of the English language at international conferences and in scientific publications is not without its problems. 

On the one hand, it aids communication in many important ways by giv...

October 4, 2016

With just one month to go before the deadline for proposals, it’s time to prepare for the submissions by clearing my desk of unfinished bits of business.

One of these is to thank Dr Joan Pope, who, like her compatriot Dr Sandra Nash, served on the Scientific Committee f...

August 6, 2016

Welcome to the ICDS blog! 

Having never written, and hardly ever read, a blog, I ask myself “why am I doing this?” 

First, it is an experiment in communication, to find out what potential it has to support the conference and Dalcroze Studies more broadly. And in the spir...

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