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Leslie Purcell Upchurch 

Founder DalcrozeNYC

Leslie Purcell Upchurch, a classically trained pianist and Carnegie Mellon graduate, has spent her career building teams through the Dalcroze Eurhythmics process. In her lengthy career, she has worked worldwide with music ensembles, educational groups, and corporate teams.  

Leslie holds a BFA in Piano Performance from Carnegie Mellon and a MM in Piano Performance from The University of Wisconsin/Madison. She obtained a License in Dalcroze Eurhythmics from Carnegie Mellon University and engaged in more advanced study at the Jaques-Dalcroze Institute in Geneva, Switzerland. 


She is on the faculty of both The Marta Sanchez Dalcroze Training Center at Carnegie Mellon University and The New York Dalcroze School at Lucy Moses. She is also a founding faculty member of the Buttonwood Academy of Music in Beijing, China. 

When Swiss composer and educator Emile Jaques-Dalcroze was asked to describe his method, he wrote that it was easy for him to explain how he conceived the idea, to quote the results and to demonstrate some of the exercises, but to obtain a better understanding of the method, personal experience was essential.  

Eurhythmics classes curated by  DalcrozeNYC use movement, gestures, and props for individual, partner, and larger group activities with a variety of musical styles to develop team building.  The classes also work participants' brains, heightening awareness. Let us show you how.

Contact us today to learn more about this process and how it can strengthen your team's professional dynamic.

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