Teachers in Germany

December 19, 2005 at 07:08 PM · A very dear friend of mine is looking for a good teacher in or not too far from Heidelberg, Germany. Anyone you know of would be appriciated. Thanks!

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December 22, 2005 at 04:25 PM · Anyone???

December 22, 2005 at 05:06 PM · How far would "not too far" be? Don't forget Germany is only about half the size of Texas.

So, how about Dora Bratchkova


or Valerie Gradov


or Roman Nodel


They all teach at the pretty well known Mannheim University of Music and Performing Arts. Mannheim is about 11 miles away from Heidelberg and there are trains about every 20 minutes or so.


December 22, 2005 at 05:41 PM · Wow, thanks! I'll look into it. After driving 45 min for lessons, I'm sure this distance will not be a problem.

December 22, 2005 at 05:44 PM · For these professors there will be most likely entrance exams. Let me know, in case you need more background info on these teachers.


January 15, 2006 at 07:47 AM · Does anybody have any information on Ingolf Turban or Josef Rissin? Teaching style, personality etc. What about Yair Kless?

January 16, 2006 at 01:59 PM · Ingolf Turban is teaching in stuttgart and has an excellent name there!The level of his class is also rather high,and he's quite a demanding teacher!

Rissin is in Karlsruhe, and as long as I know, he's more interested in young prodigies...

As for Yair Kless, he's both teaching in Austria and Israel but I wouldn't recommend him!!

January 20, 2006 at 09:08 PM · why not yair kless?

January 22, 2006 at 12:36 AM · HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!


January 22, 2006 at 01:20 AM · Good Grief Carley!!!!! What on earth did we miss? TELL, TELL, TELL !!!!!!! Pretty please, with a cherry on top??????

January 22, 2006 at 08:19 AM · You haven't been reading Sydney's blog? It's all the latest suspense here these days.

January 22, 2006 at 04:42 PM · Aoileann...sorry, I was sworn to secrecy. ;) throws herself into her bed, using one (of her many pillows) to muffle her evil guffaws...

January 24, 2006 at 01:05 AM · Sorry - been mad busy and only popping in for moments at a time - thought Sydney was going to California or something - spill the beans, or I'll make you cry like a girl..........

Is she going to study in Graz with Kless, or Manchester? With Rissin, or with Ingolf Turban in Stuttgart - that's not so far from Heidelberg. Tell Tell. She'll frgive you - you know she always does in the end.

January 24, 2006 at 05:38 PM · LOL! I don't know which teacher she's studying with, but I guess you put 2+2 together? ;)


(PS Cry like a girl...where have I heard that before?? ;) )

January 24, 2006 at 06:54 PM · Carley spilled the beans, Carley spilled the beans.... ;)

"Dear friend" my foot. That's the oldest trick in the book!

January 25, 2006 at 05:00 PM · :D

Ahh, Sydney....you're in SOOO much trouble.

January 25, 2006 at 05:15 PM · Carley, Could it be fear of flying that has you blubbering like a baby - wouldn't catch me at that game! Where on earth has Sydney gone, and to whom? Bated breath............

February 6, 2006 at 08:04 PM · wELL; i SUPPOSE IT'S TRUE:

Dangit! I CAN#t type on these flippin# computers>!! Still looking for teachers!

Carley the email thing will start again as soon as I get internet access.

oghiowu erz935ujgioprhahor05ge0


February 6, 2006 at 08:18 PM · Ha ha, I once had to borrow a laptop from a guy visiting from Sweden, and man, was it hard to type. Everything was in the wrong place!

We miss ya, Sydney. Alles Gute!

February 6, 2006 at 08:42 PM · In the wrong place?

I think that everything is in the right place!!! :)

February 6, 2006 at 10:56 PM · Greetings,

it should be. I tried to pass all the right genes on to you,

Doting Dad,


February 6, 2006 at 11:47 PM · Sydney, you gave us a big clue but most of us didn't catch it. Keyboards in different languages?

February 7, 2006 at 09:51 AM · That must be the 'X-men' chromosomes, right?

April 24, 2006 at 01:47 PM · Hi! I´m new it this discussion. I just read about Yair Kless, I was looking for some info about teachers in Germany or Austria, I was thinking about going next year there but need some info about teachers. What about Kless? He´s in the Salzburg Sommerakademie

April 24, 2006 at 04:33 PM · buri and mattias, behave!


April 24, 2006 at 06:25 PM · Yair Kless is or was teaching in Graz, Austria, as long as I know...I didn't hear many good things about him though...my friends weren't that pleased with him.They just told me he had not lots to say in general, and doesn't do much technique...I just heard him once in a recital in Stuttgart and found it pretty boring...All the notes were there but that's it!

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