A violist learned, through our work together, to dissolve the tension she was feeling in her neck-shoulder area.
A guitarist approached me because he was only playing "for the money" and wasn't feeling the connection to music anymore. He could, in a short period of time, regain his joy for practicing and experience his creative power in his everyday life as a musician.
A young flutist was playing under her capabilities when the stakes were high, i.e. her musicianship was highliy compromised through her stage fright. Her teacher saw that her auditions would not go the way they hoped if they didn't change something. With our lessons, the young flutist learned to perform her best, even under stressful conditions, and finally got accepted to the music university of her choice. Read about our whole process from the first contact until her successful audition here.
I'm regularly invited to teach at music institutions such as International Federation for Choral Music, Österreichische Gesellschaft für Musik und Medizin, Conservatori Superior de Música de les Illes Balears, Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen, Institut für Instrumental- und Gesangspädagogik BTU Cottbus, Mallorca Summer Academy, C. Bechstein Centrum Berlin, DTKV Marburg.
"Working with Maria has freed me of longstanding pain associated with music making, in my body as much as in my mind." Shasta Ellenbogen, viola, Berlin
I developed my method throughout my career and various influences - the most important of which are Resonanzlehre (Resonance Training) according to Thomas Lange, the Integral Method according to Ken Wilber, Bio-Psychological Process Awareness after Peter A. Levine and the Myofascial Model according to Thomas Myers. At the moment I'm researching as a new influence NARM (Neuro-Affective-Relationship Model) after Dr. Laurence Heller and the Polyvagal Theory of Dr. Stephen Porges.
It's about exploring, sometimes re-experiencing, each of these 7 areas, and connecting them with the other areas of the circle - then you're able to apply what you know in order to achieve your musical goals. The connections arise naturally during our work together, because my method is holistic: when we work on one area, we always look into the other areas as well. You'll end up with your own personal map that you can use over and over again, whenever you need change, inspiration or confidence.
The main areas of application of my method are:
"Working with Maria has deepened my trust in my own musical intuition and my genuineness at the piano. With her, I feel in very good hands." Jordi Armengol, piano, Cor de Cambra del Palau de la Música Catalana, Barcelona
"After working with Maria for a short time, I really felt a release of body tension, and the voice suddenly soared effortlessly in difficult passages!" Patricia Holtzmann, soprano, Berlin
"Maria's impulses have stood the test in my ongoing activity frenzy as an orchestra musician: on days with intense rehearsals, meetings and concerts I'm now able to reduce my fatigue enormously." Matthias Buck, violin, Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen
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"After only one lesson working with Maria I've saved myself countless practice hours." Eulàlia Siquier, clarinet, Palma de Mallorca
"Your freshness, awareness, aliveness and professionalism made a lasting impact on me." Mechthild Anders, participant in Workshop
"Maria has great empathy, and knows how to convey connections between body, instrument and sound in a very clear way. Every musician, either student or professional, can profit from the possibilities of her work, in respect to pressure, performance anxiety and mastering the daily routine of a musician." Wolfgang Heinz, conductor, Stuttgart Ballett