Musical Education in Germany

Musikerziehung in Deutschland – Educazione musicale in Germania – Musikutbildning i Tyskland

by Angelika Maier

Abstract:
This article gives a short overview of most kinds of musical education in Germany. It includes the musical education of children at pre-school age, in general public schools and institutions that train professional and non-professional musicians of all ages.

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Angelika Maier (Germany)

Angelika Maier comes from Southern Germany. She started playing music as a child. Her first instrument was the recorder. Later she had guitar and flute lessons and taught herself to play the mandolin and hammered dulcimer.
She has always loved folk music and has always had a soft spot for instruments which produce lots of harmonics. Therefore, it was probably inevitable that some day she would be charmed by the nyckelharpa and tempted to play it. Although she was slightly hesitant to learn a new instrument at the age of fifty, she decided to give it a try. That was six years ago and she has never regretted this decision.
Besides being a nyckelharpa player she teaches flute and recorder.