Music Classes for Young Children

RUTH ALPERSON, Ph.D. - Dean, Eurhythmics, Musicianship, Junior Voices, Dalcroze Teacher Training
Ph.D., Arts & Humanities, New York University; B.A., Oberlin College, Music: piano study with Emil Danenberg, harpsichord with David Boe. Diplôme Supérieur, L'Institut Jaques-Dalcroze, Geneva, Switzerland. Licentiate, Dalcroze Teacher Training Course, London, England. Studies in Dalcroze eurhythmics with Inda Howland, Dr. Hilda Schuster, Lisa Parker, Elizabeth Vanderspar, Ruth Stewart. Faculty, The Dalcroze Program at the Diller-Quaile School of Music, New York City. Former faculty: New York University; Manhattan School of Music; L'Université Laval, Quebec City, Canada; Carnegie-Mellon University: Marta Sanchez Dalcroze Training Center. Dalcroze workshops and teacher training in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia and Central America. Board of Directors, The Chamber Music Conference at Bennington College. Scientific Committee, International Conference of Dalcroze Studies (ICDS).

LAURA BARNET - Eurhythmics, Musicianship, Pre-Twinkle
B.Mus., Violin Performance, University of Michigan; M.A., Liturgical Music, St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary. Dalcroze Certificate: Hoff-Barthelson Music School. Dalcroze Studies: Ruth Alperson, Ann Farber. Violin Studies: Wei-Shu Co, Paul Kantor, Stephen Shipps, Isaac Malkin. Suzuki violin training with Susan Baer, Nancy Dexter, and Amy Rosen. Faculty: Huguenot Nursery School, Pelham, N.Y.; Hudson River School of Music, Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.; Westchester Suzuki Institute. Former faculty: Academy of Music, Mahwah, N.J. Former Choir Director: Holy Resurrection Church, Wayne, N.J. Former Associate Dean: Mount Vernon Music Academy, Yonkers Music Academy.

YUKI HIRUMA CHARLESWORTH - Eurhythmics, Beginner Voices
Diploma, Showa Music College, Japan; Dalcroze School of Music; Studied: Rita Mathsen, Nancy Williams.

KATHRYN JONES - Associate Dean, Director of Community Partnership, Eurhythmics, Organ
B.S. Mus, Piano Performance, Salem College; B.Mus. and M.M., Organ Performance, Juilliard. Studied: Jon Gillock, Vernon de Tar, Gerre Hancock, Dalcroze Certificate: Hoff-Barthelson. Dalcroze studies: Ruth Alperson, Anne Farber. Director of Music Ministries: Huguenot Memorial Church. Former Dean: Mount Vernon Music Academy, Yonkers Music Academy. Organ recitalist.

YUKIKO KONISHI - Piano, Musicianship, Eurhythmics, Theory
B.A., Osaka College of Music; Studied: Kanazawa, Dorensky, Mikowsky. World Music Drumming Certificate. Dalcroze Certificate, Dalcroze School of Music, NY with Abramson, Alperson, Farber, and Schuster. License training at Longy School of Music, MA with Parker. Winner: Young Artists Piano Competition, Hanshin, Japan. Soloist: Kansai Philharmonic, Arukadia Chamber. Recording: EMI. Former Vice President of Dalcroze Society of America. Dalcroze Eurhythmics instructor for Hoff-Barthelson community outreach programs; Port Chester Head Start Daycare; Mt. Vernon Head Start; West Help Daycare at a family shelter in Mt. Vernon, NY; and Mt. Pleasant-Blythedale School at Blythedale Children’s Hospital in Valhalla, NY. Dalcroze clinician for Bryce Canyon Music Camp in Utah and Lyceum Kennedy Japanese School in NYC; Faculty: The Lucy Moses Music School and the Special Music School at the Kaufman Music Center in NYC.

DANIELLE MILLER - Eurhythmics, Musicianship
BA, Music History/Literature, MAT Choral Conducting, The College of New Jersey. Studied: Michael Mendoza, Albert Ludecke, Robert Guarino, William Trego, Nancianne Parrella. Additional studies: Craig Wich. Dalcroze studies: Ruth Alperson, Anne Farber, Cynthia Lilley. Awards: Outstanding Young Conductor, KS Chapter American Choral Directors Association; Middle School Choral Chair, Kansas Music Educators Association. Conductor/teacher: K-8 music program Blue Rock School, Children's Choirs of St Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary. Choral Artist: Trinity Church, Boston, Unity Temple on the Plaza, St Vladimir's Chamber Choir. Church musician, guest conductor, clinician and workshop presenter on middle level choral music and classroom techniques.