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.

Instructed by Lauren Hodgson, Licensed Dalcroze Teacher


Lauren Hodgson is a licensed Dalcroze Eurhythmics educator and pianist on the faculty of Baldwin Wallace Community Arts School where she enjoys teaching children and adults of all ages.  She received her Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance at Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music, followed by studies to Dalcroze certification and licensure at the Dalcroze School of the Rockies in Denver, CO. Lauren’s former Dalcroze teaching includes the Colorado Center for Musical Arts, University of Louisville Suzuki Institute, DFW WOW! Suzuki Institute, Let’s Play Music National Conference and DePaul University Dalcroze Workshop. She is on the summer faculty at the Dalcroze School of the Rockies Dalcroze Academy and serves on the Dalcroze Society of America Board of Trustees. 

Contact the Community Music School

(440) 826-2365, cms@bw.edu