Sunday, May 5, 2013

"deeper forms of beauty"

"We're preparing kids for jobs. We're preparing them to be citizens. And we're teaching them to be human beings who can enjoy the deeper forms of beauty. The third is as important as the other two." 

There are some profound lessons first taught to me in the Dalcroze classroom that absolutely define this third point. Not just beauty, but "deeper forms of beauty".  

Do you feel that any of your past education, Dalcroze or otherwise was ever able to get past the mundane, the obvious, the black dots on the page, and bring you to deeper understandings of beauty?

I am so very interested in these ideas. I will start to share some of my experiences over the next few months....what are yours?


  1. I definitely credit my music training with giving me the skills to remain flexible and in the moment. No particular moments stand out with clarity, but my most fulfilled moments (regardless of the hat I'm wearing) have occurred when I was party to a moment of beauty and had the opportunity to interact with that moment.

    Looking forward to reading more!

  2. My clinical work as a music therapist would not be nearfly as impactful on my clients were it not for my background training for 2-years at CMU in Dalcroze Eurhythmics, with Marta. It's definitely the ultimate for "in the moment" self-expression and self-realization!! And it's worked for so many of my clients, young and old, Autism or Alzheimer's. Can't wait to do the workshop this summer!! :) :)