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  1. Pre-College

Early Childhood Curriculum & Faculty

Early Childhood Classes provide developmentally appropriate training for young children ages four through ten, aimed at cultivating each child’s musical response. These Early Childhood Classes prioritize a strong musical foundation for beginning students and prepare each child for their future musical endeavors. Classes run Saturday mornings during the Academic year.

All Dalcroze Eurhythmics classes will be conducted online for the 2020 fall semester.

Dalcroze Eurhythmics

Instructor: Yoriko Richman
Fee: $450 per semester ($25 registration fee on top of tuition each semester)

By tapping into the natural desire for movement that all children possess, Eurhythmics imparts a thorough sense and feel for music and an understanding of its written language. The study of music through movement cultivates inner hearing and gives children an intuitive understanding of musical elements, such as pulse, meter, rhythm, phrasing, and form.


Yoriko Richman

"I create young musicians (using movement, percussion, xylophone and piano) who begin with learning rhythm based on the Dalcroze Method, then continue from this strong start into ear training, theory, solfege and beyond, with the ability to feel the music."

B.A., Musashino Academia Musicae, Tokyo; Dalcroze Teacher's License, Dalcroze School of Music, New York; Berklee College of Music, Boston; Postgraduate Diplome, Institut Jaques-Dalcroze, Geneva; former faculty, Mannes College of Music Preparatory Division and Showa Academia Musicae, Yokohama, Japan; collegiate faculty, San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

All Dalcroze Eurhythmics classes will be conducted online for the 2020 fall semester.


Get in touch.

Keelin Davis
Program Manager, Pre-College & Continuing Education Divisions

SFCM Pre-College Students playing string instruments