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"To become a successful singer requires more than merely a good technique."

~ Margreet Honig

Courses and Workshop

Zen, Zang en Spel
The summer course ‘Zen, Zang en Spel’ (Zen, Singing and Acting) started in 2009 as an annual residence at the estate of Préau in France. During this six-day course, participants receive not only vocal lessons, but also training in physical and mental awareness. There are lessons in acting and drama as well as meditation sessions. The concept is that this approach strengthens the singer both physically and mentally, which will have a beneficial influence on stage performances.

The teaching team for this course consists of Margreet Honig (individual singing lessons), Marc Brookhuis (Zen) and Elsina Jansen (group lessons in acting/drama).
The course accommodates a maximum of ten international singers yearly.

4 – 11 juli 2020 in L’Huy Préau, Frankrijk (
For further information, please email Marc Brookhuis at

Please also watch the beautiful TV documentary ‘Zang, Zen en Spel’:

Margreet Honig Summer Academy
The Margreet Honig Summer Academy (MHSA) also offers students the possibilty to develop their skills and personalities in diverse fields. During a five-day course at Schloss Weinberg in Austria, students receive intensive lessons in singing, acting and meditation.
The MHSA annually selects twenty talented students from all over the world who are coached by a staff of six teachers, Margreet Honig amongst them.

23 – 29 augustus 2020, Schloss Weinberg, Austria.
For further information, please email

Teach the Teacher
The workshop ‘Teach the Teacher’ is all about collaboration. Here vocal teachers and students get together in order to strenghten and develop each other through intensive questioning and discussion.
The workshops will be supervised by Margreet Honig, who is very eager to share her insights and experiences with the future generation of vocal teachers.
Some of these teachers will also appear as guests at both ‘Zen, Singing and Acting’ and the Margreet Honig Summer Academy.

Coming Soon: Margreet Honig Summer Academy special: Il Recitativo
Sung recitatives are essential to the narrative of many operas. Often, however, the execution of these recitatives falls short. Margreet Honig considers it a matter of the utmost importance that greater attention be paid to this aspect of the profession.
De Margreet Honig Foundation organiseert in 2020 de special Il Recitativo, in October 2019. This five-day course focuses entirely on how to sing and act recititatives.
During this course, which will conclude with a public concert, students will work with singer Rosa Dominguez, director and drama teacher Elsina Jansen and pianist Thomas Tacquet-Fabre.

Il Recitativo
October 2019, Akoesticum in Ede, The Netherlands
For further information and applications, please email Marc Brookhuis at

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