News further education:

ASIMUT online enrollment for workshops on the 3rd training half day 9/23-23 from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m is open:

The program:

  • 12:00 – 13:00
    • Enrollment and joint lunch in the cafeteria
  • 13:00 – 13:25
    • Opening plenary with all speakers in the Klaus Linder Saal
  • 13:30 – 17:10
    • Five parallel workshops
  • 17:10 – 18:00
    • Closing with aperitif in the cafeteria

The workshops:

  • Jürgen Reimann, M.A.: “Is this still teaching – or already therapy?”
    • Head of university and teaching development, Robert Schumann University, Düsseldorf
  • Prof. Christiane Iven: “Constructive and effective communication”
    • Vocal teacher, university of music and theatre, Munich
  • Irene Lukanow Sutter: “Bodywork – Alexander Technique”
    • Teacher alexander technique, musician, Basel
  • Nadja Sele: “Proximity & distance – personal integrity”
    • Head of human resources and diversity, Hochschule für Musik FHNW
  • Johanna Gutzwiller: “Touching in music lessons”
    • Physiotherapist, Basel

Jürgen Reimann, M.A.: “Is this still teaching – or already therapy?”

Individual artistic instruction is a field of tension between professionalism, personal involvement and relationship. The scope and limits of what still belongs in the classroom and what impedes or even “blows up” the classroom have to be illuminated and explored again and again. It is crucial to know what teachers consider to be part of their teaching, how to react to it appropriately, and what they can refer to beyond their own teaching within the university. With this in mind, in this workshop you will:

  • work with concrete case studies from practice
  • consult with each other collegially
  • be given tools for understanding and classifying students’ problems and be able to try them out in the workshop
  • reflect on their teaching attitudes in relation to students’ personal problems
  • learn to recognize possible pitfalls and their own involvement better
  • learn about a successful model of combining teaching and external consultation
  • discuss the definitive limits of artistic teaching as well as the boundaries to counseling and therapy.
  • The goals of the workshop are to provide teachers with more options for action and greater security in the face of students’ personal problems in their teaching.

Jürgen Reimann, Head of University and Teaching Development, Robert Schumann University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf, M.A. in Educational Science and Psychology, Coach, Organizational Consultant:

Prof. Christiane Iven: “Constructive and effective communication in the classroom”

In music education, teachers communicate with their students or pupils about technical and artistic as well as emotional and physical processes. This requires coherent and situationally appropriate communication. On the background of various ground rules and models from communication practice, the following topics and issues will be discussed:

  • respectful and trusting atmosphere in the classroom
  • frame of reference and horizon of the students – target-oriented and adequate language
  • clear agreements and expectations – formulating realistic goals together
  • meaning and application of open and closed questions
  • contact and perception – observation of nonverbal signals
  • appropriate handling of closeness and distance – avoiding border crossings
  • the art of feedback – concrete praise, constructive criticism, solutions, helpful Paraphrasing.
  • “talking plain” – appropriate conversational language to address problem behaviors and poor performance.
  • transmission of own experience
  • dealing with critical feedback 

The workshop includes a speech and collegial practice consultation based on case studies.

Christiane Iven is professor of voice I Mentor and coach:

Irene Lukanow Sutter: “F.M. Alexander Technique – a body/mind training”

It is not about having a Stradivarius, but about becoming one … Learning the alexander technique is comparable to learning a musical instrument – the only difference is that we ourselves are the instrument – with all our levels – with our “psycho-physical unity”, as F.M. Alexander called it. People who have experienced the alexander technique describe the effect as follows: More freedom and lightness, more resilient, freer flow of breath, greater joy in life. Therefore, AT offers an ideal basis especially for the musician’s profession. Musicians report that pain goes away, they discover new sound qualities, find more inner peace and have greater joy on the podium. This workshop addresses those who want to get to know the AT as well as those who want to deepen their AT experience.

Irene Lukanow Sutter is teacher for alexander technique and musician, Basel:

Nadja Sele: “Proximity & distance – personal integrity”

Raising awareness of personal integrity protection, boundary violations, power imbalances, sexual violence in the music classroom and in interactions with students, faculty and staff. Fundamentals of collaborative working and teaching at the Hochschule für Musik FHNW/Campus Musik-Akademie Basel.

Nadja Sele is head of Human Resources and Diversity, Hochschule für Musik FHNW

Johanna Gutzwiller: “Touching in music lessons”

Where words are sometimes unsuccessful, it may be useful to use touch to help. This requires touching in music education be placed in a professional context. In contrast to the private sphere, where no one thinks long and hard about how to touch another person, in music class it is not natural to interpret a touch as intended. Touching in a professional context can be learned, and so there will be a lot of practical work in the workshop in groups of two. In this way, it is experienced how it feels to be touched and how a good quality and unambiguous touch can be applied. 

Johanna Gutzwiller is a physiotherapist, Basel

The offerings are free of charge to us, all MA MAB and HSM because of the intent of quality development in teaching, leadership and collaboration.