I believe that central to music-making is the desire to bring the music we play closer to the listener in all its vitality, allowing one soul to touch another.
My teaching career began with a teaching position at the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati between 1992 and 1995. There I worked a lot with children aged 4 to 18 years. I have been teaching for 27 years now and hold an honorary professorship at the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music in Berlin. Initially I specialized in teaching orchestral studies, an important element of the curriculum, but I have had my own violin studio since many years.
I have worked with many interesting students who, in addition to winning prizes in competitions, are now members of well-known orchestras such as the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester, the Konzerthaus Orchestra, the Komische Oper in Berlin, the Gewandhaus Orchestra in Leipzig, as well as the Dresden and Nuremberg Philharmonic Orchestras. Since my work in the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester means that I can mostly be in Berlin, my students enjoy regular and intensive attention.
- Ease and naturalness in performance through strengthening technical basics
- Attention to body awareness and effectiveness (the violin becomes a part of the body)
- Differing styles of different epochs from baroque to contemporary
- Building a varied repertoire
- Practice techniques
- Interpretation, musical performance training
- Orchestral studies
- Many various opportunities for appearances in the context of one’s studies
- Learn and gain experience ON stage
A pronounced exchange within the class is very important to me. We are preparing for a life as a musician, which will only remain vital if we have learned how to communicate on a professional level. Since the mental/ psychological state of mind is so important, I took part in PEP © (process and embodiment-focused psychology) training with Dr. Michael Bohne in order to support my students also on this level as well.
I am happy to meet with interested students prior to the entrance exam.
It is also possible, after prior consultation, to sit in and listen to lessons.