Peter Frank was born on June 8th 1963 in Hannover. He studied at the University for Music Hannover and concluded with degrees in music education (1987), as singing teacher (1989), and as opera singer (1992).
He took singing lessons with Prof. Marie-Louise Gilles. In the following years he continued his vocal education with Prof. Carol Richardsohn (Hannover), Ralf Lukas (Berlin), Wolfgang A. Palm (Hamburg), Johannes Romuald (Wien), and Gudrun Bär (Weimar). He completed a certified training as functional voice trainer with Prof. Eugen Rabine (200-2003) and as trainer in the “Talmi-Methode®” with Prof. Martin Gruber (2018-2020).
1988 beginning of private teaching activities
1992 voice teacher (voice training and private lessons) at Knabenchor Hannover
1995-2004 lecturer for voice at the University of music and theater Hannover
since 2004 lecturer for voice (main and subsidiary subject) at the University for Music in Würzburg
at the same time 2004-2009 lecturer for methodology/ didactics
2002 co-founder of the private vocal studio “Studio II” in Weimar
2009-2015 vocal coach at Landestheater Coburg for soloists of the opera- and theater-ensemble
2009 “Clases Magistrales de Canto Lirico” in Santiago de Chile
2016 Workshop in pop-vocals at the CDJ-school Schlaffhorst-Andersen Bad Nenndorf
2016/2017 vocal coach for the musical “Spring Awakening” at Deutsches Nationaltheater Weimar
Since 2019 teacher for vocal pedagogy at the Franz Liszt University of Music Weimar
Supervision for opera singers at national and international theaters, among others: Andreas Bauer (bass, Oper Frankfurt), Uwe Schenker-Primus (baritone, DNT Weimar), Silke Evers (soprano, Mainfrankentheater Würzburg), Lucian Krasznec (tenor, Gärtnerplatztheater München).
Since 2013 consultant and direction of various workshops for Jazz, Chanson, pop- and choral work for schools, associations and educational institutions. Since 2001 Member of Bund deutscher Gesangslehrer (BDG).
For us singing is the first stage of education, everything else follows and is imprinted by it...
J.W.v.Goethe: "Wilhelm Master's Wandering Years”
If we humans understand ourselves as sound bodies, as musical instruments in the symphony of creation, and learn to be pacified again and again by singing, then it is probably possible - accompanied by our own recovery - that we can also heal the wounds of the earth caused by us.
Yehudi Menuhin (1916 - 1999)
The love of the human voice
…as a musical means of expression, its functionality and the emotions it can trigger have shaped my life so far.My teaching style has developed from my experiences in training and further education with different vocal pedagogical concepts, as well as from my approx. 30 years of teaching practice. My personal experiences as an opera and concert singer as well as a pop and musical singer also play an important role here. My lessons are intended to convey the different possibilities of dealing with the voice and oneself as a singer personality.
My perspectives in singing pedagogy
To bring singers to it on the basis of sound knowledge of the vocal functional connections.
To find and develop one’s own unmistakable voice.
To be able to use one’s own musicality unhindered and thus become recognizable as an artist personality.
Stabilize yourself physically and mentally to meet the demands of your profession or hobby.
To be able to serve different singing styles and genres.
To overcome possible crises.
Education for text comprehensibility through clear vocals and clear articulation as an elementary prerequisite for the presence of an artist in vocal communication with the audience.
Finding the individual singing identity, i.e. unity of vocal expression, body expression and emotional expression.
How important singing is for being human
Singing promotes musical intelligence, because singing teaches the basics of the language of music. This language uniquely combines the ability to feel and think.
Singing promotes the unity of word and melody, the formation of cooperative structures between the right and left hemispheres. This creates the prerequisite for the holistic development of a person’s potential.
Singing promotes intrapersonal intelligence and thus personal identity,
because singing encourages:
– the ability to transform negative emotions, especially anxiety, into positive life forces
to transform. One learns to deal constructively with emotions;
– physical resistance or resilience;
– self-confidence, self-confidence and self-responsibility
through the experience of self-efficacy;
– the ability to experience one’s own body as a source of well-being
and feel at home in your body;
– the joy of life as the central motor of life
Singing makes you healthy and peaceful
Increase in blood immunoglobulin A levels, production of melatonin, increase in serotonin and oxytocin levels, reduction in testosterone, cortisone and adrenaline, release of beta-endorphin, norepinephrine, and serotonin, etc.
Singing promotes the ability to relate to other people, to nature and to culture, above all through its promotion of the ability to perceive the feelings of others, to include them and to communicate with them.