Musical Kaleidoscope / at the BYSO Youth Center for Music

A Summer Festival for Musical Exploration for Children ages 6-9

Dalcroze Eurhythmics "Under the Ocean"

Dalcroze Eurhythmics, sometimes called “Music through movement,” nurtures musicality, creativity, imagination, and expressivity.  Students learn to listen for rhythm, pitch, harmony, and more, using body movement, voice, and instruments to respond.  Students will learn to improvise and create with their movements. 

This summer music program will explore these concepts of Dalcroze Eurhythmics while taking children on a voyage "Under the Ocean".  Students will dive into a repertoire of songs, rhythms, poems and art exploring the ocean, from the music of Debussy to Beatles to “The Little Mermaid”, sea shanties and American folksongs.

At the end of the five-day program, students will participate in a performance and art exhibition showcasing the week's fun work and activities with their peers. 








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Weekdays July 22-26, 2024 from 9:00am-3:00pm**     

*Drop-off time: 8:30am. 
**Each day children should bring lunch and two snacks.

BYSO Youth Center for Music

BYSO Youth Center for Music
235 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115

Children Ages 6-9: Students should have a basic understanding of musical concepts such as melody, rhythm, etc.

Tuition Price





Adriana Ausch enjoys a career as a singer and Dalcroze Eurhythmics teaching artist. As cross-style singer she has performed solo and chamber programs and presented Dalcroze workshops in Boston, New York, Toronto and Bucharest. She currently teaches as Dalcroze Eurhythmics faculty at Longy School of Music of Bard College.

Adriana Ausch teaches extensively Dalcroze Eurhythmics classes for children at The Winchester Community Music School and at the Tufts Community Music Programs. Adriana is the founder and president of the New England Dalcroze Chapter in Boston since 2011 and was the Chair of the Dalcroze Eurhythmics department at the Winchester Community Music School in Winchester, MA from 2006 until 2022.

“Dalcroze Eurhythmics is such a dynamic and engaging approach to music education. It not only enhances musical skills but also fosters creativity, rhythmic understanding, and a deep connection to music through movement. Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras is already known for its high-quality musical education, so adding a Dalcroze summer program will bring a new dimension to their musical training. It will be a fantastic journey for everyone involved!”

Eiko Ishizuka, Diplôme Supérieur, is a Director of Dalcroze Institute of New England – Supported by Tufts University Community Music Program.

Ms. Ishizuka is the chair of the Dalcroze and Early Childhood department at Winchester Community Music School, a faculty member at Longy School of Music of Bard college, and teaches piano to students of all ages. She travels to give Dalcroze workshops for musicians and music teachers in Japan, Taiwan and Malaysia, as well as at New England Conservatory, the Dalcroze National Conference (most recently in Cleveland), and the Dalcroze Congress in Geneva, Switzerland.

“The Dalcroze experience provides fundamental musicianship skills and enriches music performance at any age. It is my highest honor to launch the Dalcroze Program at BYSO. I am thrilled to provide a world-class musical experience not available at any other youth symphony program in the USA.”

Daily Activities Include: 
  • Rhythm & Eurhythmics
  • Singing & Ear Training
  • Introduction to Orchestra
  • Foundations of Note Reading
  • Connecting to Music Arts
Sample Daily Program:
  • 8:30 Drop-off
  • 9:00-9:45 Eurhythmics- music and movement
  • 9:45-10:00 Snack
  • 10:00-11:00 Ear-training and songs
  • 11:00-11:45 Break
  • 11:45-12:30 Instrument explorations (playing small percussion instruments/introduction to musical instrument families)
  • 12:30-1:00 Lunch
  • 1:00-2:00 Connecting Music to Arts
  • 2:00-2:45 Improvisation and games
  • 2:45-3:00 Relax
  • 3:00pm Pick-up time