Dalcroze Workshop with Xing Jin

Open to all at no cost

Tue. April 16, 4:00pm PDT

2 hours
Performing Arts Center 155 - Concert Hall

Disability Accommodations

Equal Opportunity Institution. 24+ hours advance notice is appreciated for accommodations.

What is Dalcroze?

Dalcroze Education is a playful, experiential approach to teaching and learning music. It is a process for awakening, developing, and refining innate musicality through rhythmic movement (often called eurhythmics), ear-training, and improvisation.

This unique approach to musical learning makes music vivid for everyone, from young beginners through adult professionals.  When experiencing a Dalcroze class, you begin to feel, express, and master the flow that is essential to music, dance, and the other performing arts.

Dalcroze Education has been around for more than a century. The method was developed starting in 1886 by Émile Jaques-Dalcroze, a Swiss composer and educator. It features interactive games and exercises that help students learn to trust their ideas and develop their own intuitions. Today, his ideas about education have been confirmed by scientific research.

Dalcroze Education is a rich, complex, multifaceted practice that encourages each of us to experience it on our own terms, as individuals. Each participant can define it differently, through the lens of their own experience.

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About Xing Jin

Xing Jin is a piano and Dalcroze teacher based in Bellevue, WA. With roots in China, she has performed and taught in her home country and the USA. Xing holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Shanghai Conservatory of Music, as well as a Master of Music in Music Education from Eastman School of Music.

Since obtaining her Dalcroze certificate in 2013, Xing has integrated the Dalcroze approach into her private piano lessons, in addition to leading group Dalcroze classes for individuals of all ages. Her passion lies in fostering connections and creating music experiences that are not only interactive and joyful but also deeply enriching and therapeutic. She believes in the transformative power of music to unite people and is dedicated to sharing this belief through her teaching and learning endeavors.