(deutsch) “Trompete in Bewegung” in der Musikschule Esslingen
Film for the Certosa Verlag
A wonderful film about a great project: Eight female composers created Christmas compositions for trumpet and piano.
It was a great pleasure to present the compositions together with the pianist Eunhye Bading for the Certosa Verlag.
Many Thanks to the excellent team from Surridge Films!
New Trailer “Early Instrumental Brass Teaching”
Let’s propose the hose!
Early instrumental brass teachting – again and again a great pleasure for me!
Have a look at my new trailer!
Many thanks to Surridge Films for producing the clip!
30 years “Early Instrumental Brass Teaching”
“Brass in motion” in Guben
“Brass in Motion…Wind players meet Feldenkrais”- that was the seminar I gave together with the Feldenkrais practitioner Annegret Lucke in Guben, organized by the “Verband der Musik- und Kunstschulen Brandenburg”.
With and without instruments the participants could examine the relationship between movement, breathing, play feeling and sound. They got to know methods for teaching that promote an easy play feeling and natural sound develoment.
It was a great time!
“Tips and Tricks for Brass Teachers” in Potsdam
Due to the Corona crises unfortunately all my seminars and workshops have been canceled until this summer. As soon as I hear that these events are allowed to take place again I can start planning new courses .
For further information look at “Dates”, my Facebook page and my newsletter.
Looking forward to seeing you again soon!
Lesson plans for the youngest children
(deutsch) Bewegen, wahrnehmen, entdecken
Seminar in Burgenland
“The early beginning with brass instruments” -that was my seminar in Austria at “Burgenländisches Musikschulwerk”.
Trumpet week with Reinhold Friedrich in the Elsasss
The new edition of “Auf dem Schlauch geht’s auch”
trumpet Days in Luxemburg
Sounds, athmospheres and effects
18 years “Auf dem Schlauch geht’s auch”
My textbook for early instrumental brass teaching has been around now for 18 years!
My lessons, seminars and workshops on this subject have been around even longer. I’m very grateful that I had so many enriching encounters during that time.
A lot of new ideas, games and working methods have been added, many things have developed- and I’m still passionate about it!
Roll on another 18 years!!
“Wind players meet Feldenkrais” in Kloster Michaelstein
“Wind players meet Feldenkrais – Ways to ease and sound” – that was my seminar together with the Feldenkrais Practitioner Annegret Lucke last weekend in Kloster Michaelstein.
We spent a fantastic day in wonderful surroundings with a group of people who were very motivated and open.
It’s always a great joy for me to see how the paticipants experience how their playing becomes easier and sounds better and how they discover the relation between body and the development of sound.
“Early instrumental brass teaching” in Mecklenburg- Vorpommern
Last saturday I gave a workshop for teachers of the music schools in Mecklenburg -Vorpommern about “Early instrumental brass teaching”.
All I can say is: It was all very well organised and there was a lovely atmosphere during the workshop.
Thanks to all the participants for your eagerness to learn, your willingness to join in and giving it a try and also for your questions. I enjoyed working with you immensely. 🙂
Let’s proprose the hose
“Let’s propose the hose” was the motto of my seminar about early instrumental bras teaching last saturday.
Hose pipe trumpets and bugles to teach children the basics of playing brass instruments and learning in a joyful, lively way through child friendly exrcises and games. – that’s what the seminar was about.
I had a great day wih the participants!
“Early instrumental brass teaching” in Pirna
I had a great time in Pirna at the music school Fränkische Schweiz last saturday! There I held the seminar “Early instrumental brass teaching – let’s propose the hose”.
It was about working methods with hose and bugle which in a playful, child friendly way, promote blowing and musical development.
The participants experienced how to plan lessons in a child friendly, efficient and lively way. I enjoyed the exchange with them a lot.
Last Saturday I held a workshop called “Soundseekers” for young Trumpet players at the Evangelische Sing und Musikshule in Stadtallendorf.
How can I find a good sound? How does it work in a group when all are playing together? Which sounds can I use to express certain feelings?
These are the tasks that the children were confronted with. The motto was listen closely, feel, observe and develop ideas.
The children were attentive and creative and at the end they produced great ideas on how to set a story to music
I was more than pleased to have worked with this group.
Creative instrumental teaching
Trumpets in motion
Rhythm is it!
“Rhythm ist it!” was the title of our workshop for trumpet students last saturday.
With the help of exercises and games they were able to experiment and get acquainted with the way rhythm manifests itself in sound, speech, colours, pictures and movement.
The youngsters were on top form and full of great ideas.
I gave this course together with the feldenkrais practitioner Annegret Lucke.
They were a lively group and we had a lot of fun!
Workshops for youngsters
The summer break is over and I’m looking forward to my next projects!
I’ll be holding two seminars for teachers entitled “Creative teaching”
I’ll also be holding two workshops for youngsters: “All about rhythm” and “Trumpets in motion…Brass meets Feldenkrais”.
The youngsters will come to terms with rhythm and sound through games and exercises. Also they will experience how the way they play interacts with sound. Working as a group provides a lot of opportunities to develop new ideas and for mutual inspiration.
Trumpets in motion…Brass meets Feldenkrais
Motion, Ease and Sound
“Motion, Ease and Sound…Wind players meet Feldenkrais”- that was the title of the seminar on April 22./23. which I was holding together with the Feldenkrais practitoner Annegret Lucke at the International Music Academy Schloss Kapfenburg.
The group could experience the interaction of movement, posture, the way of playing and sound by using exercises with and without instruments
We worked on everything that is important to promote good sound development, effortlessness and easy playfeeling.
Working with the participants was great fun!
Treasure trove of ideas in Passau
Back from my seminar in Passau:” Toolbox for teaching” – Enjoyed this day a lot!
Working methods, practical aids, tips and ideas in all areas of brass teaching – that´s what the day was about.
The topics were: Embochure, breathing, rhythm and musical expression, encouraging the learning process, mobilizing groups and practising in ensemble lessons.
Online learning: An article by “Clarino”
Online learning- a topic which has occupied the instrumental teaching for some time.
Does it really work? What´s possible? Where are there limitations?
Follow this link to an interview with me which the magazin “Clarino” published:
Interview in the “Neue Musikzeitung”
There is an Interview with me in the “Neue Musikzeitung”.
The “Frankfurter Tonkünstlerbund” did it , but you can only read the shortened version.
Have a look at the complete interview (german).
Two seminars at Tiroler Musikschulwerk
Just held two wonderful seminars in Austria at the “Tiroler Musikschulwerk”: ” Early instrumental brass teaching” and ” Embouchure revisited”.
Working practices, suggestions, games, tips, conversations to the topics child friendly and efficient way of teaching, building and devloping embouchure and everthing that´s important related to this – that´s was what it was all about in these two days.
The lively interaction with the participants was great fun!
A moving concert trip to Israel
Listening to sound and silence
“Listening to sound and silence” – a workshop for youngsters last saturday in collaboration with the Feldenkrais- Practitioner Annegret Lucke.
We all came to terms with sound and silence using games and exercises: Listening, feeling, exploring and discovering …the students experimented with sounds, developed new ideas and inspired each other, thereby promoting more creative and expressive playing.
It was so much fun! – we´ll be back again soon…
Discovering the way to sound
„Trumpets in motion..Brass meets Feldenkrais“ was the title of our seminar for brass teachers last saturday. It was about everything that is important to promote good sound development, effortlessness and easy playfeeling. For example we explored the relationship between the ease of tonguing and the the flexibility of the pelvis… Just like the title of the seminar it was a day with a lot of movement, very lively anf fun …. great!
Workshop for young people in Stadtallendorf
Workshop at the Landesmusikakademie Hamburg
“Creative wind instrument teaching” – that´s what my workshop last saturday at the Landesmusikakademie Hamburg was about.
It was a day with working methods, practical aids, tips and ideas in all areas of wind teaching.
The participants focused on how to approach and resolve in a variety of ways problems associated with blowing techniques and with music generally.
Enjoyed this day a lot!
Building and developing embouchure – that´s what my seminar last saturday was about.
We focused on how to adopt a positve aproach to building embouchure from the very beginning and how to solve problems.
Working with the participants was really great fun for me- I enjoyed this lively seminar day a lot!
Online lessons with “Play with a Pro”
I´ve signed up with the teaching platform “Play with a Pro”.
Looking forward to giving support, practical aids and fresh ideas to brass teachers all over the world.
Have a look:
Frühinstrumentaler Blechbläserunterricht – ein sehr schöner Seminartag
Am letzten Samstag hieß es “Frühinstrumentaler Blechbläserunterricht – Auf dem Schlauch geht´s auch”…In diesem Seminar konnten die TeilnehmerInnen jede Menge Arbeitsmethoden, Anregungen, Spielen und Tipps zur kindgerechten Gestaltung ihres Unterrichts kennenlernen.
Mir hat es großen Spaß gemacht, mit der Gruppe zu arbeiten!