Basics of Improvisation with Lisa Parker
Location: New School of Music
Room: Concert Room
Oct 18-19, 2012
Meets 6:30 PM-8:00 PM
Level: Adults, all levels
Status: This class is completed
An exploration of harmony, melody and rhythm in both duet and solo playing. Learning to enjoy making music at the piano without the score.
Instructor -- Lisa Parker
Lisa Parker received her Dalcroze training at the New York Dalcroze School under Dr. Hilda Schuster. In 1965 she earned the Diplome, the highest degree in Dalcroze studies at the Institut Jacques-Dalcroze in Geneva, Switzerland. She is a graduate cum laude of Smith College and received a MM from New England Conservatory of Music in Orchestral Conducting. She was conductor of the New England Conservatory Youth Singers for six years.
Lisa arrived in Boston in 1959 and began the exciting work of introducing the Dalcroze Method in area music schools: NEC, where she taught until 1971, Powers Music School, All Newton Music School, the Wellesley, North Shore and Boston branches of NEC Prep. Most of these programs are still running, taught by alumni of the Longy Dalcroze program.
Lisa taught for three years at the Stearns Institute at Ravinia, working with singers on rhythm as well as dramatic expression. She has also played numerous two-piano improvisation concerts with colleague Anne Farber from New York.
New York Dalcroze School under Dr. Hilda Schuster; Institut Jacques-Dalcroze (Geneva) Diplome; Smith College, BA cum laude; New England Conservatory, MM; Dalcroze Society of America; Faculty: Longy School of Music, NEC, Powers Music School, All Newton Music School, International Congress at the Institut Jacques-Dalcroze, Stearns Institute at Ravinia.