Dalcroze Eurhythmics

Dalcroze Education is a powerful and exciting way of knowing music through the body. Rhythm, structure, expression and more are explored through social and interactive methods that invite students to let their creativity and musicality flourish!

In collaboration with the Dalcroze School of the Rockies, we are pleased to offer classes for children ages 4-10.

Founded on the artistic and pedagogical concepts of the Swiss pianist and educator Émile Jaques-Dalcroze, the Dalcroze approach is a joyful, process-oriented and discovery-based environment for deep learning of musical concepts with the body as the instrument. Engaging activities and rhythmic movement create a playful atmosphere that promotes coordination, balance, spatial awareness, active listening and vocal precision, as well as independent and cooperative learning. Eurhythmics also offers a wonderful preparation for students to begin instrumental study.

Read more about the goals and objectives for this class.  

Instructed by Lauren Hodgson, Licensed Dalcroze Teacher


Lauren Hodgson is a Licensed Dalcroze instructor, pianist, and piano instructor. She enjoys teaching children and adults of all ages at the Community Music School at Baldwin Wallace University. Her prior Dalcroze teaching includes Colorado Center for Musical Arts, Dalcroze School of the Rockies, Intermountain Suzuki String Institute, DFW Texas Suzuki Institute and “Let’s Play Music” National Conference.

Lauren received her Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance at Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music, followed by studies at Dalcroze School of the Rockies where she was awarded the Dalcroze Certificate and License. Lauren greatly appreciates her former and current teachers, including Mary Dobrea-Grindahl, Jeremy Dittus, Eiko Ishizuka, Lisa Parker, Hélène Nicolet and Bruce Boiney. Lauren lives in Cleveland, Ohio with her husband. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors, cooking, and teaching her dog new tricks.  

Contact the Community Music School

(440) 826-2365, cms@bw.edu