"Orpheus plays - oh tall tree in the ear - and everything was silent" (Rilke)

Ohrpheo is no ordinary music school. Everyone who has been with us before, is enthusiastic about the inspiring atmosphere of the room.

In 2009 I founded the music studio in Prenzlauer Berg (in the neighborhood between Winsstrasse and Prenzlauer Allee) with Dacheng Wang. What was once a ruin, has become more than just a favorite of music lovers and lovers and not from the Berlin music scene to stay.

Teaching with love of music

Issue together with my colleagues, which in turn award-winning graduates of the prestigious Hanns Eisler Hochschule in Berlin, we provide music lessons for all ages. Anyone with music lessons for yourself or your child is looking for is welcome! (As long as enough space is available.) No matter whether in the individual or group instrumental lessons, music theory and composition courses, intensive weekend courses or in the popular "course on contemporary music." When the action "Ohrpheo road" music we visit places such as Berlin 2012 the Musical Instrument Museum, or the Philharmonic. We teach with love of music and a lot of experience.

Find your own way

In Ohrpheo anyone who is curious to find his individual way of music. We start with children aged four years, to prepare young people playing music or for the entrance examination at the Conservatory. Come to us adults who have learned an instrument in their childhood, but adult beginners. Currently our youngest student is 5, the oldest 85! For working people, we teach by appointment in the evening or on weekends.

What do we offer?

Apart from the classical music literature, we offer courses in improvisation and music theory. We also teach popular music, without you offering any populist vegetables.

Upon request we provide you with a personalized program. Unemployed school or students or Hartz 4 receivers we give 10% discount. Our goal is the pleasure to convey the fun and knowledge of music to many people.

Concerts, exhibitions, readings

We also present twice a month concerts with international artists. Periodically in Ohrpheo find exhibitions, readings and film screenings take place (such as Russian Arc or greeting from the sea, with live piano accompaniment).

Boston wing, rentals, instrument purchase

If you practice in our Boston Steinway grand piano from the house or rent Ohrpheo want for yourself and your friends, please contact us by phone: 030-25048799. We will gladly advise you're buying an instrument. In collaboration with our technical team, you can make in our audio and video recordings. In Ohrpheo see off the rest and leisure, without having to be disturbed strange noises.

Some words about me

In early childhood I learned from my Russian piano teacher Alla Blatow, making music is not limited to practicing on the instrument. She always encouraged me to deal with the employment literature, painting and film and took me along with many Russian-Jewish artists. During my studies and in numerous master classes I had the good fortune to study with some significant, completely different teachers (including those in the master class of Prof. Oleg Maisenberg Vitali Margoulis, Bojidar Dimov at the Darmstadt summer courses and several times with Wolfgang Rihm) and it provides important impulses that have shaped me immensely.

As a composer and pianist, I could then later on concert tours throughout the United States, Central America, China and Europe to pass on my knowledge to many students. Today Ohrpheo has become my home and a meeting place for many international musicians. This is where my compositions, solo and ensemble programs are rehearsed and to present our students twice a year to a wider audience.

Berlin, July 2012 Andreas F. Staffel

"The trees bowed to him when he played, and the wild animals gathered peacefully to him, and even the rock wept in the face of his beautiful music."

(From the Orpheus legend)