"The more ease in the movement, the more resonance in the sound."

What is Resonance Training?

Resonance Training is an approach to movement from a musical-artistic perspective, founded 27 years ago by German violinist Thomas Lange.

“The more ease in the movement, the more resonant the sound”, is the basis of this work.

What does this work do?

Resonance Training gives you the tools to amplify your quality of sound and use your body as an essential factor of your resonance. This leads to a more open, resonant, and full sound, free of tensions, and to more contact with the instrument, the acoustic space and the audience.

Who is it for?

This work is for musicians of all instruments, including singing and conducting, instrument and singing teachers, and music students.

Resonance Training is about sound, emotion, and movement.

"Working with Maria has revolutionised my playing by connecting it more clearly to my body and forces like gravity, speed, and balance, and freed me of longstanding pain associated with music making, in my body as much as in my mind."

Shasta Ellenbogen, viola, Berlin

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"Maria has great empathy, and knows how to convey the concepts of Resonance Training in a very clear way. Every musician, either student or professional, can profit from the possibilities of this work, in respect to pressure, performance anxiety and mastering the daily routine of a musician."

Wolfgang Heinz, conductor, Stuttgart Ballett

The quality of your sound depends on your physical shape

If you've played a whole concert programme or even a tour, you know that as musicians we need strength and stamina to do our work. At the same time, we are expressive artists, i.e. our most important tool is our great sensitivity. We need, thus, a physical disposition that will allow us to generate and release tension at will, with the greatest ease possible.

That's what the body movements of Resonance Training are for.

Body movements of Resonance Training enable you to develop this kind of elastic movement you're looking for, while at the same time raising the quality of your sound. Having the body available in this form makes not only for shorter and more effective study sessions - you achieve your goals in less time - but also allows you to discover a deeper physical opening, the space where anything is possible...

"I'm really doing those exercises you showed us, every day for 15-20 minutes. I'm already noticing a difference in my making changes as I play. When you said that I would need to practice less, I couldn't believe it. It makes so much more sense now."

Anne, flute (workshop participant)

Topics you can work with Resonance Training

Reducing and eliminating tension and pain

Improve the quality of your sound

Have more ease and freedom of movement

Optimize your playing position

Practice in a way that your body feels refreshed afterwards

Track, nerves and performance anxiety

Breathing freely (on keyboard, string instruments, etc) and widening your lung capacity (on wind instruments and singing)

Body exercises for a more elastic and flexible muscular tone

"Difficult passages" - suggestions for practice in an organic way

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