I am Yanna Pelser, Resonance trainer and performing musician. As a trainer, I work with musicians who want to play effortlessly and with vivid expression.
In every body there is a natural connection between hearing and movement that allows you to move freely and effortlessly. Because of learned thinking/movement patterns, this natural connection can be clouded.
For many years I have been helping people to rediscover and actively apply their natural sound-balance-movement system (also called “audio motorics”). I do this by teaching the balancing movement quality of the Resonanzlehre. When musicians can let the natural balance work for them, and let themselves be guided by the sound, unfavorable and disturbing patterns and blockages naturally fade away. Space is created for expression in sound, which is why we make music.
I give private sessions as well as workshops to groups and ensembles/orchestras.
I work with musicians who want to:
Through the sessions with Yanna I get more sound from my instrument, I can play more dynamically and I am more aware of how the sound resonates in the space in which I play. It also helped to deal with my arm injuryWillem Romers (jazz drummer, NL)
I highly recommend the resonanzlehre workshop with Yanna. She gives a brilliant and thorough introduction into Resonanzlehre with a lot of knowledge, patience and super useful exercises to practice at home.Joel Siepmann (principal cellist, DE)
The exercises have helped me a lot to play with more ease and less physical effort, which is exactly what I was looking for
Yanna’s workshop had a big impact on my way of practicing. My listening awareness and how to connect what I feel and hear is improving a lot! And the best: I have much more fun again by playing viola and feel much more comfortableKatharina Russland (classical violist, DE)
Any musician’s technique, sound projection and welfare would benefit from Yanna’s inputAurel Violas (jazz drummer, band leader, FR)
It is extraordinary to really feel the vibrations of my violin going through my own body for the first time after all these years of playing the violinFrank Jenniskens (multi-instrumentalist, NL)
The Resonanzlehre teaches you to experience the body as an instrument, as something to work with and not lock things down with ‘do’s and don’ts.’ The course definitely took me a step further, hop on the stage […] Thank you Yanna!Karin Stroo (thinker, poet, visual artist)