First Study
  • Weekly private lesson
  • Intensive artistic work with accompanists
  • Regular stage experience from termly and student concerts
Minor Subject
  • One-to-one weekly lessons. For example piano, guitar or vocals as a supplement to the main subject.
Music Theory
  • Basic concepts of general music teaching, e.g. intervals, harmonic series, structure of scales, circle of fifths and tone system, history of notation
  • Harmony (triads, cadences, etc.), tonality and atonality, Solfège
  • Organology
  • Writing tunes in different scales e.g. pentatonic, modes, major, minor
  • Harmonizing famous melodies
  • Compose your own polyphonic songs
  • Advanced: compose in the style of other composers
Ear Training
  • Singing, listening and understanding intervals, chords, melodies and rhythms
  • Explore one’s own hearing process
  • Developing different listening methods
  • Phenomena of musical time
  • Rhythm, beat, metre, breathing and pulse, time and silence
  • Practical exercises
Music history and theory of musical forms
  • Music history as a mirror of spiritual development in the Western culture
  • Musical style and biographies of the composers associated with your social environment
  • Analysis of the development of the theory of musical forms through various periods
  • Preparation and rehearsals and concert visits to the NDR Symphony orchestra and the Berlin Philharmonic etc.
Musical Phenomenology
  • A qualitative method for accessing the various musical elements, such as intervals, tonalities and the individual tone
  • From experience, and observation and its effects on exploring your own soul
    „… Investigate what is, and not what pleases.” – Goethe
  • Choir and orchestra projects.
  • Composer portrait concerts.
  • Choral voice training.
  • Directing and guiding a group – Fundamentals of Choral Conducting, e.g. giving cues, beating different time signatures, showing on and up beats
  • rehearsal methodology for rehearsing canons and easier polyphonic passages
  • Goal at the end of the year of study to become a good interpreter and conductor of choir music
  • Dealing with the unforeseen.
  • Discovery of your own creativity, play with substance and form elements.
  • Vocal and instrumental improvisation on different scales.
Body Percussion, Tap Dance, African drums
  • Experience moving to rhythm and learning more about your body
  • Make music flow and transparent
  • Movement and expression to come from within the music’s inner life
  • Making the inaudible music visible
  • Passive and active conflicts with the basic themes of Anthroposophy
  • Awareness and perception training, self-development, meditation
  • Learn to move on the stage, stage presence
  • Express mental images
  • Combining with the first study: developing interpretation with the help of mental images
  • Awaken new listening experiences in the audience.
  • Becoming an “Ear Opener” for music.
  • Training different communication situations: e. g. concert introduction, children’s music summer camp, advanced training course for laypeople.
World Music
  • Seminars for getting to know other music cultures and tonalities, e. g. Indian singing, Georgian folk music, South American folklore, Gamelan music from Bali.
  • World music as a source of inspiration for composers of the 20th and 21st century.