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Pffaffenwinkel music school: the director presents the concept to the Peitinger municipal council - but questions remain


That it was the right way to say goodbye to “Music in Peiting” and to enter into an alliance with the music school in Schongau again after many years: Music school director Marcus Graf has now convinced Peiting's local council.

That it was the right way to say goodbye to “Music in Peiting” and to enter into an alliance with the music school in Schongau again after many years: Music school director Marcus Graf has now convinced Peiting's local council.


- Not everyone was happy about the decision that the Peiting municipal council had made in terms of music schools.

In any case, Marcus Graf, director of the Pfaffenwinkel music school, has now done another persuasion in the local council.

He had already made his decision a few meetings earlier.

The tenor of some councilors, however, after Graf's lecture at the most recent meeting: Everything was done right in terms of merging with the music school.

This has created a “sustainable model for the future”, said Mayor Peter Ostenrieder.

Graf not only presented the overall concept of the music school, but also highlighted the advantages that the music school system has for children and parents.

Lessons should be cheaper

“The pay system is a huge advantage.

We have now noticed this in many discussions, ”explains Graf at the request of the SN.

He is convinced that the lessons will be cheaper for the parents.

In addition, there is a sibling discount and a social discount for the children of socially disadvantaged people.

“We don't want to be just a music school for the upper class.

We want to take everyone with us. "

The areas of inclusion and integration would not be neglected either, "here in particular the demand is incredibly high".

Another advantage: "If a teacher is sick, he is represented by a colleague."

Graf clearly emphasized in the meeting that it is not about generating more income with more students.

Rather, it is about making music lessons sustainable as part of the local culture.

"The music school is incredibly well networked - hopefully soon with the Knappschaftskapelle too."

What are the advantages of merging music lessons for the Paffenwinkel music school?

With more students from a larger catchment area, more teachers could be recruited from the big cities, who could then move their center of life to the Schongauer / Peitinger area if the class is sufficiently busy, explains Graf on request.

Situation for music school new territory

In fact, there are still a few things that still need to be clarified. For example, the lessons that have already taken place in schools are secured. But what about the piano lessons that have so far taken place in the Catholic parish hall? “I still have to get in contact with the parish,” admitted Graf at the request of the SN. Furthermore, the municipality of Peiting assured him “that rooms are available. There are sure to be solutions. "

In fact, there are still some things that have not been resolved. Graf did not want to withhold this at the public meeting either. In the meantime, he would have sought a personal conversation with almost every one of the 15 music teachers in Peitingen. The reactions: “From cheering up to almost hostile.” One teacher would have changed so far, another would have asked for time to think it over. When asked by Susann Tabatabai-Schweizer, he emphasized: "We do not want to rob anyone who teaches privately in Peiting of his or her existence."

According to Graf, it becomes interesting when asked how the Peitinger students react now.

SPD councilor Claudia Steindorf suggested a parents' evening “to dispel concerns”.

SPD parliamentary group leader Herbert Salzmann called on the representatives of the Pfaffenwinkel music school to go directly to the schools and kindergartens in Peiting, "there are the children."

It turned out that everything is officially in the bag, but there is still a lot to do.

“It is also a new situation for us that an entire church gives us an assignment.

This is new territory for us. "

There was already a thank you as advance laurels from Norbert Merk - and also a little step in the direction of the Peitinger music teacher: "Mr. Graf conveyed that a music school is more than just the coordination of individuals."

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Source: merkur

All news articles on 2021-09-17

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