Dalcroze Eurhythmics with Eiko Ishizuka this Thursday!

2 Nov

Eiko Ishizuka

Discovering Metric Transformation
We’re thrilled to welcome Eiko Ishizuka for a Dalcroze Eurhythmics class on Metric Transformation this Thursday!

Eiko Ishizuka
Dalcroze Eurhythmics: Discovering Metric Transformation
Thursday, November 5th
7:00p – 9:00p
Diller-Quaille School of Music
24 East 95th Street
New York City

Registration begins at 6:30pm, and a reception will follow the workshop.

Eiko Ishizuka is a faculty member in the Dalcroze program at the Longy School of Music of Bard College in Cambridge MA. Since 2004 she has taught Eurhythmics, Dalcroze Solfège, improvisation and plastique animée for the Dalcroze certificate candidates and the graduate students. Her musical and unique teaching styles have been an inspiration to her students in the States and abroad. Ms. Ishizuka has been teaching Dalcroze Eurhythmics since 1993 and has given workshops in Japan and the United States for classical musicians, early childhood teachers, and music therapists. She led workshops at The Waldorf School in Lexington, Winchester Community Music School and at the Bridgewater College, MA. She has been invited by Dalcroze International Congress in Switzerland,Dalcroze Society of Canada, Dalcroze Society of America, Minghsin University of Science and Technology in Taiwan.

Ms. Ishizuka has performed as a pianist and collaborative pianist in Japan, Israel, Canada, Switzerland, and the United States with a broad repertoire of classical and theather music. She earned her Bachelor of Music degree from Kunitachi College of Music, Japan and her Certificate and License in Dalcroze Eurhythmic from the Longy School of Music. Ms. Ishizuka is a candidate of Dalcroze Diplôme Supérieur.

All regular workshops are $15 for members of the Dalcroze Society of America, $35 for non-members. Student rates are $5 for members of the DSA, $15 for non-members. Please show a valid Student ID.

For more information and to become a member of the Dalcroze Society of America please visit dalcrozeusa.org. For residents of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, DSA membership automatically includes membership in the TriState Chapter.

Upcoming Workshops

Andrew Ellingsen
Annual Tri-Chapter Workshop: Learning Through Play
hosted by the Kodály Organization of New York
Saturday, January 30th
PS 51: Elias Howe School
525 West 44th Street
New York City

Michael Joviala
When Emile met Shinichi: A Meeting of the Dalcroze and Suzuki Minds
Sunday, March 6th
2:30p – 6:30p
Lucy Moses School
129 West 67th Street
New York City

“Jaques Therapy”
An informal study group for adult students of the Dalcroze method
5:00p – 7:00p
Lucy Moses School
Room 409
129 West 67th Street
New York City
November 8th
December 13th
January 10th
February 21st
March 13th
April 10th
May 15th


Register today for “A Keyboard Celebration, Opus 2” Piano Pedagogy Conference: December 4-6, 2015

2 Nov

The Diller-Quaile School of Music invites all TC students and faculty to its upcoming piano pedagogy conference “A Keyboard Celebration, Opus 2” from Friday, December 4 – Sunday, December 6, 2015.

Highlights of this conference include lectures, workshops, and concerts featuring:

ENA BRONSTEIN BARTON, Westminster Choir College of Rider University
SEYMOUR BERNSTEIN, New York University
MARVIN BLICKENSTAFF, The New School for Music Study
JOHN BLOOMFIELD, The Golandsky Institute
INGRID JACOBSON CLARFIELD, Westminster Choir College of Rider University
ROBERT DURSO, The Golandsky Institute
SARA FAUST, Faust Harrison Pianos
CLAUDIA KNAFO, The Diller-Quaile School of Music, Manhattan School of Music Precollege Division, Hunter College
PHYLLIS ALPERT LEHRER, Westminster Choir College of Rider University
GEORGE LITTERST, TimeWarp Technologies, Music Software Developer
MARY MORAN, The Golandsky Institute
PAUL SHEFTEL, The Juilliard School, Westminster Choir College of Rider University
SONDRA TAMMAM, The Cali School of Music at Montclair State University
LUDWIG TOMESCU, Concert Piano Associates
DIANA WAN, Manhattan School of Music Precollege Division
MARINA OBUKOVSKY, The School for Strings, The New School Mannes Prep

Certificates of attendance will be available if your school/conservatory requests documentation for professional development.

Online registration and a Seymour Bernstein Master Class application are available now at www.diller-quaile.org. Please contact Dr. Claudia Knafo at 212-369-1484, ext. 35 or cknafo@diller-quaile.org with questions.


Wednesday, November 4th: Music Hang and Jam Sesh in 435 Horace Mann

29 Oct

Music Hang & Jam Sesh

John J. Pershing IS220 Seeks Arts Teachers

15 Oct

John J. Pershing IS220 is in need of NYSED certified vocal, arts, and drama teachers for the current school year. We are dedicated to providing our students with the most well-rounded education we can provide which includes arts and music education. 

If interested please contact:

Principal: Ms. Loretta Witek

AP: Ms. Raquel Diaz

John J. Pershing IS220

4812 9th Ave

Brooklyn, NY 11220


LES Charter School Seeks Grades 3-5 Music Teacher

15 Oct

POSITION: Music Teacher

GRADES: 3rd-5th grade

HOURS: 7:30am-4pm


PAY: DOE Scale or slightly better

LOCATION: Lower East Side

MISSION: The arts


  • Master’s degree in Education required
  • Valid New York State Music Certification required
  • Minimum of two years teaching in an urban public school or charter school setting
  • Valid New York State Certification is helpful but not required


Specific Music Teacher Responsibilities

  • Daily music instruction to 3rd – 5th grade students
  • Believes that every child can and will achieve high academic standards and provides consistent support to our students no matter how challenging the individual situation may be. Consistently reflects on self, as well as instructional practices, to achieve these academic goals
  • Plans student learning and individual achievements based on long and short-term goals, and program objectives
  • Selects and uses effective instructional methods and learning materials
  • Establishes a cooperative relationship with all assigned students
  • Manages the classroom in a positive manner and keeps students on task
  • Attends, participates, and facilitates team meetings and professional development opportunities, as well as common planning times
  • Communicates and collaborates with peers, sharing student work, methodologies and strategies, as well as coordinating lesson topics with other teachers in order to create a coherent curricular design that achieves the overall purposes of the school program

Please send resumes as a Word attachment


**Candidates that will be considered will be contacted immediately.


14 Oct

The Piano Studio
Recruiting for
Music Teaching Assistant

The Piano Studio offers a comprehensive and progressive approach to piano playing for young students and adults. The program provides special attention to technique, fundamentals of music reading and daily practice management.

Job Description:
The Piano Studio in Tribeca has an opening for a Music Teaching Assistant to work with students ages 4-14. The Assistant will be responsible for the implementation of a piano education program that includes piano discovery for the very young, solfége, music reading and practicing skills.

The ideal candidate should have a genuine interest in elementary music education; have excellent listening and communication skills and be capable of delivering a creative instructional approach through planned activities to motivate young piano students.
A degree in music education, piano performance, pedagogy or other related field is required. Prior teaching experience is essential.
This position is a permanent, part-time position, Mon-Fri, 3:00-6:00 PM starting in January 2016.
Salary will be commensurate with experience.
For more detailed information about this position and for application directions, please refer to TCCS Link, Job ID: 36759

Nita Baxani performs “I Loves You Porgy” from “Porgy & Bess” at NAAP Extravaganza Oct. 5, 2015

14 Oct

TC Music Program Doctoral Candidate and professional singer Nita Baxani performed “I Loves You Porgy” from the Gershwin opera Porgy and Bess at the National Asian Artists Project Extravaganza at the Skirball Center in Greenwich Village on October 5, 2015.

The event, organized by the NAAP and showcasing 150 performers, promoted the talent and skill of Asian performers in music theater. Artists performed numbers from shows Les Misérables, The King and IDreamgirls, and many others.  

Follow these links to see photos of Nita from the event as well as a Playbill write up about the show.