The following research subjects can be listed to date:
■Development of observation parameters for posture and movement forms, as well as for expressive aspects.
■Archiving and processing film, photographic and graphic material.
■Virtual implementation of current and historic teaching instructions.
■Creation of an instrumental ethology
■Creation of an encyclopaedia (reference work on instrumental pedagogics)
■Analysis of posture and movement metamorphoses
■Development of a virtual test procedure and practice methods for pedagogic and artistic training
■Development of qualitative ear training
■Generating an international nomenclature for pedagogic and scientific work.
■Integrating and pursuing research methods
■Acquisition of fundamental knowledge in the field of instrumental didactics, especially of international basic literature
■Acquisition of a broad knowledge of the repertoire of different styles and genres for solo and chamber music instrumentation
■The ability to select, from a didactic perspective, suitable literature for beginners’ and more advanced lessons
■Appropriate insight into the structure of playing and learning processes during elementary instruction.
■Insight into the psychophysical processes involved in learning an instrument among different age groups and different human typologies
■The ability to plan and observe private instrument lessons
■Recognizing and differentiating between postures and movement forms according to formal, physiological, functional and aesthetic aspects
■Fundamental knowledge of historic and contemporary postures and movement forms for different groups of instruments
■Acquisition of fundamental knowledge of physiology, motorics, biomechanics with regard to their application to teaching instruments
■Systematic analyses of posture and movement using current media technologies.
■Developing a deeper understanding of instrument-specific physiology, motorics and biomechanics.
■Discourse of variants in postures and movements when playing an instrument.
■Teaching practice with test subjects in different age groups and formations
■Parameters for the analysis of performances at different levels
■Didactically relevant basic terms from psychology
■Fundamental knowledge of the construction of different instruments, the ability to categorize them by historical and technical criteria