A n n e t t e . K r e b sn

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Teaching | Coaching


In the fields of improvisation, experimental composition, instrumental- and electro-acoustic music, i offer private lessons, creativity coaching and workshops:


Children learn to play with tones and noises. They paint and play sound-pictures, set self-made texts or poems to sound and in that way take the first steps in improvisation and composition.
Basic principles of music are learned and tried out through play.
There are also options for children to construct their own simple instruments and create songs on the computer. This is possible after a basic introduction to the program Garage Band.


Students develop their own songs, improvisations, musical collages and compositions based on their previous experience with an instrument or their voice.
In this way techniques of improvisation and composition are learned and tried out through playing.
If students wish it is possible to create complex songs based on their own recordings using the computer, after an easy to understand introduction to the required editing program (Garage Band, ProTools or Logic).

Adult beginners

Beside traditionally-oriented teaching concepts, which are often based on the aim of interpreting music, i primarily raise the awareness for the hearing and the musical perception.
This creates a space in which sound can be perceived, experienced, evaluated and co-created.
Various techniques of improvisation and composition are explained and tried out in ways that are easy to understand. The student’s own creativity and musical expression are supported.
If interested in digital composition techniques, it is possible to process sound recordings at the computer and to assemble them to complex pieces, after an introduction to the required program (Garage Band, ProTools, Logic or MaxMSP)


High technical demands are imposed on those who interpret music and, often, little time is left for a more playful relationship with the instrument.
Long practiced techniques and patterns, which are necessary to play composed music, may influence one’s thinking and the personal playing strongly. Within classical music education the ability and possibilities of "playing" instruments, of fantasizing, improvising and developing music in ones own style, is often not supported. And over time, aside from playing more complex compositions, it becomes more and more difficult to develop ones’ own musical ideas.
Techniques of improvisation and experimental composition can help to develop new forms of individual musical expression.
They form an inspiring contrast to the interpretation of music, and can enhance personal playing practice.


Musical and compositional tools determine specific ways of thinking that characterize the resulting music to a certain degree. During the composition process, it rarely happens that musical ideas are gained by playing, by fantasizing with sounds ‘hands-on’ and spontaneously or by generating acoustic shapes and small sound elements into an overall larger form.
Certain approaches to improvisation, which integrate rational thinking, the physical senses, and spontaneous decisions at the right moment, can lead to interesting and unexpected musical results, which would have not emerged in conventional ways.
By the analysis and reflection of these results, it is possible to gain new compositional methods and ideas.