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Martina Beer international office

Martina Beer

Diploma and teacher training studies at the University of Vienna in German Philology (major in German as a Foreign and Second Language), as well as Sports Science and Physical Education. During her studies she was a language assistant in Great Britain at the Huntington School in York (GB) as well as a German lecturer at the Instituto Intercultural in Mendoza (Argentina). Grant from the BMWFK to conduct scientific research at the Cultural Institute in London as part of the diploma thesis.

Her love of music - shaped by a musical environment from childhood on - and her experience as a violinist and orchestra musician - led Martina Beer to the artist agency Dr. Raab & Dr. Böhm after graduation, where she worked as an artist mediator in the concert department from 1998-2000. Teaching activities at AHS schools in Vienna and Lower Austria (e.g. RG of the Vienna Boys Choir; Piaristengymnasium Vienna; BG Baden Frauengasse) as well as language trainer for German as a foreign language in various language institutes.

Since 2015, Martina Beer has headed the International Office at the VMI and coordinates the international mobility programs. Martina Beer also teaches the supplementary subject "Introduction to Scientific Work" and heads the German course for students whose first language is not German at the VMI.

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Ibolya Kinda-Kerekes - Musikpädagogik

Ibolya Kinda-Kerekes

Completed teacher training in psychology and philosophy as well as Spanish at the 'University of Vienna'.

Various practical experiences in socio-educational institutions as well as numerous stays abroad. Parallel to teaching at the VMI, currently employed as a teacher at a secondary school in Baden near Vienna.

The primary goal of the course 'Educational Psychology' is to provide students with basic psychological and pedagogical knowledge that is of particular relevance for educational practice or, in other words, for a supportive, motivating and enriching approach to learners. (Ibolya Kinda-Kerekes)

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Ulrike Regen Musikpädagogik

Ulrike Regen

Music studies at the 'University of Music in Vienna', instrumental teacher training (piano), teacher training for music education and history, teaching qualification examination for piano, university course for elementary music pedagogy, training as Feldenkrais teacher in the 'International Training Program' Vienna III, psychotherapeutic propaedeutic course.

Works at various Austrian schools (Lower Austrian LMW, BG/BRG, school cooperation), conducts Feldenkrais courses, musical direction and participation in theater productions and concert performances, among others in piano duo with Adrian Cox.

Music should touch and move. The playful lightness and clarity of a performance is her greatest gift. As a teacher, it is important to be flexible and open to the ever-changing abilities and interests of students. They are mentors who always make new things possible. The task of teaching is to lead the students to forget themselves, to immerse themselves completely in the music and still know what they are doing. (Ulrike Regen)

Vilkka Wahl - Guitar

Vilkka Wahl

The Finnish-born guitarist, composer and educator Vilkka Wahl completed his master's degree in jazz guitar at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz and released his first album 'Nebula' as band leader and composer with his quintet in 2017. Studied under Guido Jeszenzsky and Teemu Viinikainen as well as master classes with Peter Bernstein, John Abercrombie, Wolfgang Muthspiel, Bob Brookmeyer, Jerry Bergonzi, Jeff Ballard, Adam Nussbaum and Fred Hurst. His musical collaborations range from Jure Pukl, Severi Pyysalo, Karlheinz Miklin, Heinrich von Kalnein, Ain Agan, Manuel Dunkel, Kasperi Sarikoski to the Turku Philharmonic Orchestra. A passionate musician with international stage and studio experience, Vilkka is especially appreciated for his expressive playing and refined improvisations.

As an educator, his teaching concepts are based on traditional teaching materials on the one hand, while on the other hand the focus of his teaching lies in the autonomy and self-reflection of the students. Thus, he manages to bring forth an ideal combination of tradition and innovation that encourages and empowers students to develop artistically.

In order to be able to optimally promote the necessary motivation in the acquisition of teaching content, each student is to be regarded as an independent-creative individual. For me as a teacher, it is therefore of central importance that I can understand and comprehend what my students see as the meaning of their musical experience. In this way, teaching content can be better adapted to each individual in order to promote their further development and open up new perspectives for them. (Vilkka Wahl)

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