Letters from Students

I have to write you something important for me. Ever since my visit in Vienna i can't stop thinking about your playing, method of teaching and your personality. That all made an amazing impression on me. You gave me so much positive energy for playing!

Karolina Chlipala 10.5.2013

Dear Georg!

Unfortunately our communication was broken down but now I am happy to write You again.
First of all I'd like to say to You "Thanks a lot" for Your advices.The value of this advices is very high for me because they are both professional and life important the main aim of which is not only how to perfect my professional skills(Your exercise for my left hand is very useful for me!) but to change my attitute to the music which I play.You have encouraged me and now I fully convienced that I love music and every day I try to bring some new experience and to find some new emotions which will help me to do my best on the stage.So again"THANKS A LOT!!!"and I hope our communication will continue.

all the best

yours Efrosiniya

I was just practicing and noticed how my sound and technique has changed since the lessons we had during my short stay in Vienna. I want to thank you so much and I wish there would be another chance!

Eri Kuga Park (Violin) 14.05.2013

 

I don't know, all the people who had the biggest influence on my life, I saw it from the first moment , really! I think, it's because you see, because you don't judge, because you help by maintaining silence, only; because you believe in values that are good, because you, you are good..

Sepideh Nikoukar, Teheran 2012

 

Thanks for being such a wonderful person and teacher!

Nicolas Arguello, Bogotá 2012

 

 

I am really grateful that I had an opportunity to participate the lessons of Mr. Hamann as a translator for 4 days. That was a great experience for me. ...

Among those various students, Mr. Hamann first listens carefully to the play of the student, then quickly finds the point that the student needs to learn. He gives him/her advice one by one kindly and patiently, sometimes with his funny actions, singing or dancing and so on. Being given his lesson, the play of the student is rapidly being enhanced.

What impressed me most in his lessons is his considerate and thoughtful instruction as below. I listened to it several times in the primary student lessons.

“When you young students learn to play musical instruments, everyone tend to strictly follow the teacher’s instruction, concentrate to the score, and try to only technically develop the skill. That is not the music. That is like a sound-making machine. The music is what makes you happy and what makes audience happy. First of all you have to enjoy playing music, naturally holding the instrument as a part of your body.”

And more,

“Every student has the unique talent and potential. Therefore the teachers, parents, and other adults around the students should try to bring out abilities of each student, and help them develop their individual abilities without forcing them to follow the method formally.”

I was deeply impressed with such considerate instruction of him and I am sure he is a great musician with warm heart. I quite agree with him about dealing with children since I am working as a teacher for children.

Also as a fan of the classical music I felt grateful and happy that I was able to closely watch the musical lessons sitting between a “true musician” and a “future musician”. That was a valuable experience for me.

Kayoko Yanagihara, Nagano 08 2007

 

This week has been incredible, I like so much working with you and it would be fantastic if I could do that every week...You can not imagine how much you have helped me during this week and I want to thank you very much for this...

Ioana Luca (Viola), Musikuniversität Cluj, Jerusalem 2006

 

“I hope Your journey home was successful. Thanks for Your advices and wonderful atmosphere in the lesson :) It was really very interesting and useful. So all the best to You and hope to play to You again one day :) Monika”

Monika Mikalajunaite (Viola), Litauische Musikakademie, Vilnius Mai 2006

 

“Dear Prof. Hamann,It was nice to have lesson with you. It was really useful and it would be nice to work with you again! Thank you and good luck, Aiste”

Aiste Mikalauskaite (Viola), Litauische Musikakademie, Vilnius Mai 2006

 

“Dear Georg,It was a pleasure to work with you even for a short time. I made a few changes that you’ve recommended and it sounds now the very way I like. I’m very thankful. Best wishes, and I hope to see you in future. Monika“

Monika Urbonaite (Viola), Litauische Musikakademie, Vilnius Mai 2006

 

“It was a pleasure for us to work with you. Just a pity, that there was not enough time. Hope there will be soon a possibility to meet you next time!”

Dovile Sauspreiksaityte (Viola), Litauische Musikakademie, Vilnius Mai 2006

 

"I appreciate so much your significant lessons in Nagano last summer!"

Mariko Koshino (Violine), Nagano 2005

 

"I wanted to thank you again for showing me another perspective in music and for taking your time to listen to my playing."

Ioanna Luca (Viola), Musikuniversität Brasov, Rumänien Mai 2005

 

"I was very surprised that you and Herr Müller are so kind and friendly, because I have never been praised in my university from my teacher and in his lesson I was always very nevous. .. I look forward to see you again, by then I will master what you taught me. Perhaps I need time to master that. I would like to thank you for your kindness in spite of you had so hard schedule. I will never forget your "Schubert Sonate" that I listened to in Ueda!"

Nozomi Horii (Violine), Ueda 2002

 

"It was wonderful meeting you this summer and most enlightening having lesons with you. Since then many things have changed in my playing and my approach as well as appreciation of music."

Lina Tsaklanganos (Viola), New York, Bad Leonfelden 2002

 

"I enjoyed your lesson and thank you for the concert. This is good experience and memories. Everyone was deeply moved by your kindness!!"

Yuko Kiyooka (Violine), Ueda 2001

 

"Thank you very, very much for your viola seminar! I don't know how to express my gratitude. I could learn so many things from your lecture. I realized how my musical ability is. There were many kinds of things to happen to me for 4 days. But above all I'm very glad that I could have a chance to meet you, listen to your sound and have your lessons. Your lesson made my image of the Hoffmeister concerto much richer! I was very surprised that I could play more easily than before. I had a piece of music that I almost gave up, but you changed my mind only in two days. You have a miracle power! ..

Noriko Shimura (Viola), Ueda 1996