Additional language spoken: Japanese
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Eiko Ishizuka has taught since 2002 at Winchester Community Music School, which has one of the largest Dalcroze Eurythmics programs in Massachusetts. She has earned the highest credentials in Dalcroze training including the Dalcroze Diplôme Supérieur from The Institut Jaques-Dalcroze, Geneva, Switzerland; a Certificate and License, with distinction, from the Longy School of Music of Bard College; and a Bachelor in Music from Kunitachi College of Music, Japan. Her principal teachers have included Yukiko Takeyama and Yuki Kido; improvisation technique from Laurent Sourisse and Ruth Gianadda; and Dalcroze Eurhythmics with Akihiko Mabuchi, Lisa Parker and Ann Faber.
Currently, Ms. Ishizuka is a faculty member of Longy School of Music of Bard College and Winchester Community Music School and has an extensive range of students in her studio. She is the director of the Dalcroze Summer Institute at Longy and program coordinator for WCMS's Professional Dalcroze Certification program.
Starting at age 12, she served as a church pianist/organist at the Bethlehem Congregation of Jesus Church in Japan, and performed on a national tour with the choir. She relocated to North America in 1999 and has performed in Japan, Israel, the United States, Canada, and Switzerland. She has also been a member of the group "Music Alive" with which she performed in the Boston area. She is passionate about bringing "music and movement" to audiences through her concert repertoire.
- Member of the Dalcroze Professional Teacher Training Committee, Dalcroze Society of America
- Member of F. I. E.R (La Fédération Internationale des Enseignants de Rythmique - the International Federation of Eurhythmics Teachers)
- Former Trustee of the Dalcroze Society of America