"To become a successful singer requires more than merely a good technique."
Courses and Workshops 2024
Zen, Singing, and Acting 2024
The summercourse Zen, Singing, and Acting was established in 2009 and takes place annually at the Préau estate in France. During this six-day summer course, emphasis is placed not only on vocal singing technique but also on physical and mental awareness. Lessons in acting and drama are provided, along with meditation sessions. The underlying idea is that when a singer feels physically and mentally strong, it is reflected on stage.
The permanent team of the course consists of Margreet Honig (individual singing lessons), Marc Brookhuis (Zen) and Elsina Jansen (group lessons acting / drama) and pianist Daan Boertien.
The course accommodates a maximum of ten international singers every year.
29 juni – 6 juli 2024 in L’Huy Préau, Frankrijk (www.preau.nl)
For more information, see this link: ZZS 2024
Click this link to see the documentary NPO documentaire about the Zen, Singing and Acting course.
Margreet Honig Summer Academy
The Margreet Honig Summer Academy (MHSA) also gives classical singers the opportunity to develop in several areas. Students are offered five days of singing, acting and meditation lessons at Schloss Weinberg in Austria. Each year, the MHSA selects 20 talented singers who are mentored by a staff of six teachers, including Margreet Honig.
25 augustus – 31 augustus 2024, Schloss Weinberg, Austria.
For more information, see this link: MHSA 2024
See also this Facebookevent: Link
‘Teach the Teacher’
In the "Teach the Teacher" workshops, the focus is on collaboration. In these workshops, singing teachers gather with students to advise and question each other in intensive discussions. The goal of the training is to develop and strengthen each other through this interaction. The workshops are led by Margreet Honig, who is eager to share her ideals with the next generation of singing teachers.
Some of the teachers also attend the Margreet Honig Summer Academy and Zen, Singing and Acting courses. A great way to stay up to date on the developments of the MHF is to subscribe to our newsletter.
In the context of Teach the Teacher, the MHF Studio has been developed. Aspiring singing teachers are coached in teaching by Margreet Honig. This two-year training program consists of 9 sessions per year. The following singing instructors have successfully completed this program: Kirila Kraal, Erik Slik, Hetty Gehring, Bert van de Wetering, David van Laar, Frank Hermans, Sterre Kooi.
For the 2023-2024 season, new participants have already been selected. Due to the frequent occurrence of greater interest than available spots, we have established the MHF Online Studio...
MHF ONLINE STUDIO
– Observe Margreet Honig Teaching Teachers
The Online Studio offers a unique opportunity to observe Margreet Honig as she imparts her wisdom to aspiring vocal teachers. Set in an intimate living room environment, utilizing the You Tube platform, a single camera perspective, and one microphone, participants can gain insight into the dynamics of how a small group delves into the art of teaching.
The Online Studio provides you with the chance to remotely peer into Margreet Honig’s teaching practice, offering a glimpse into the intricacies of her craft.
Please note that the sessions will be conducted in English.
Applications are possible during the whole season 2023-2024. That is because all of the sessions can be viewed back on YouTube (exclusive only for participants of the MHF Online Studio)
See this link for more information: MHF Online Studio