Teaching Activities

After 30 years of actively engaging in concert performances, if not exclusively but very much, as a member of the Klangforum Wien, I see the main focus of my work today in teaching and coaching musicians.

My experience as a yoga teacher and yoga instructor, as well as my training background in Buddhist psychology and traditional Tibetan mindfulness meditation significantly inform my teaching activities. As do the courses and workshops I have held over the years in collaboration with composers such as Dieter Amann, Georges Aperghis, Beat Furrer, Rebecca Saunders and Vladimir Tarnopolsky (e.g. at the impuls academy, or at the IMD/International Summer Courses in Darmstadt).

Since 2009 I have been holding a teaching tenure for the Klangforum Wien in the context of 'Performance Practice in Contemporary Music' (PPCM) at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Graz.

In addition, I have been teaching classes on the elective subject 'Instrumental Practice in Extended Techniques/Flute' at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna since 2011.

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Private lessons, workshops and courses (all available also online) on request:

  •  Beyond Instrument
  • Interpretative and preparatory elaboration of contemporary flute music
  •  Extended techniques & practices
  •  Flute and breathing types
  •  Additional instruments: piccolo, alto flute, bass flute and contrabass flute
  •  Chamber music coaching
  •  Yoga (Lu Jong) and meditation practice for musicians

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@Beyond Instrument:

We approach building a foundation by making use of the body. In combination with heightened awareness and increased attentiveness, we learn to simultaneously relax. While the aim is to create a practice routine that is devoid of judgment and sustained through being present in the current moment, you will find that feeling at ease, experiencing joy, spontaneity and a curiosity of the mind are objectives easily self-realized in practicing your instrument.