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Episode 88: Dalcroze Eurhythmics & Integrative Education with Weronika Balewski

Flute 360 | Episode 88: “Dalcroze Eurhythmics & Integrative Education with Weronika Balewski” (33:37)

In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Weronika who is a flutist and an educator who incorporates the Dalcroze method into her teaching. By incorporating movement, within our bodies, we as musicians can help internalize the music. As a result, we can play with more freedom and show our musical intentions with ease! Check out today’s episode to hear all the details!

Episode 88 – Main Points:

  • 0:51Gold Sponsor: J&K Productions
  • 1:44 – Welcome & Introduction!
  • 2:22Heidi: Please share with the listeners who you are and your musical background!
  • 2:28 – Weronika’s Answer
  • 3:09Integral Steps – a non-profit music organization
  • 3:34 – Emma Shubin, flutist (Flute 360’s Episode 87)
  • 3:47 – “In the music world we thrive on relationships! It’s never a business transaction of creating a product.” – Weronika
  • 4:09Today’s Topic: Dalcroze Eurhythmics and Integrative Studies
  • 4:20Question: What is the Dalcroze method?
  • 4:23 – Weronika’s Answer
  • 5:30 – Heidi Comments
  • 6:30 – Weronika Comments
  • 7:52 – Heidi’s Follow-Up Question
  • 8:21 – Weronika’s Answer
  • 9:15Question: How do you integrate your Dalcroze knowledge into your private flute lessons with your students?
  • 9:23 – Weronika’s Answer
  • 11:23 – Weronika continues with a music story from a student’s flute lesson!
  • 12:15Question: How have you seen the Dalcroze method impact the students’ musical growth?
  • 12:32 – Weronika’s Answer
  • 13:22Topic: Different Learning Styles
  • 13:46 – Heidi’s observation on incorporating movement within her practice sessions! Listen here!
  • 14:26Topic: Movement within the Body
  • 16:43Topic: Shaping the Musical Phrase
  • 19:49Topic: Adults Learning the Dalcroze Method
  • 20:19 – “We all learn better when we use our bodies!” – Weronika
  • 21:18Heidi comments on Sam Hood’s DMA Thesis (Episode 10)
  • 21:39Texas Tech University, School of Music
  • 22:07 – Weronika asks Heidi a question! Listen here!
  • 26:30Question: You are involved with a non-profit organization, Integral Steps. What is your role within the organization? How has your time with the group impacted you and your career?
  • 26:46 – Weronika’s Answer
  • 31:17 – Weronika comments on the Flute 360 Podcast. Listen Here!
  • 32:05Bronze Sponsor: KinderFlute with Kathy Blocki

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