Seminars and Conferences

Seminar method TAM TAM - Parla, ti ascolto! (Speak, I'm listening!)
(Techniques for Listening through Music, techniques for Analysis through Music)
by Marialisa Monna

TAM TAM is a method of training through music. The method bases its procedures on the assumption that the penetration and control of a sound message - any type of message given, that is, any type of oral communication - implies cognitive abilities that have an important role in the learning process: attention and concentration, memory, analytical and interrelationship skills. Our cultural context, with the privilege granted to images and to the sensory sphere related to them, does not facilitate the acquisition of such an ability to listen.  Music is ideal ground to achieve this, because the sound message is stripped of any content, it is abstraction.

The training which the method explicates is based on music at the two distinct moments of listening and analysis. TAM TAM can indeed be considered an acronym for Techniques for Listening (Ascolto) through Music, and Techniques for Analysis through Music. The course is divided into two stages: re-education in listening, that is attentive behavior on the perception of each moment of the time segment structured by music; analytical work with the aid of specific tools. The course also has, of course, a technical specialist value, but does not require musical literacy in departure as the method is designed specifically for use in all areas of training.

TAM TAM aims to enhance the qualities described above, namely: attention, concentration, memory, analytical skills, conceptualization, it also proposes to improve interrelation and socialization skills.
TAM TAM can also be used in programs of continuing professional education and continuing education, because it promotes the acquisition of skills and competencies throughout life; TAM TAM wants to motivate and re-motivate learning for disadvantaged learners or those no longer used to learning. TAM TAM also proposes to develop meta-skills in "learning to learn".

The method is aimed at different audiences: trainers of trainers, trainers and the mediators of subject knowledge and learners, as well as students with learning disabilities - individuals and groups diverse in age, education, previous experiences and professional fields of reference.

The seminar TAM TAM - Parla, ti ascolto! (Speak, I'm listening!) takes place in groups of max. twelve people in modules of twenty-five hours.



Diphonic Singing Workshop (Harmonic Singing)
Professor Mauro Bagella

Diphonic Singing, or Harmonic Singing, is a vocal technique which is thousands of years old and of oriental origin where one can sing two notes at once. Still in use among the Tibetan monks and some Asian nations, Diphonic Singing has a strong spiritual meaning, and, according to ancient tradition, it also has therapeutic properties.

"A technique that enriches those who already sing"

"Dynamics between self and body, a technique that through the use of the voice connects to our inner self"

The Diphonic Singing seminar takes place in small groups within two or three days (eg. Weekends) for a period of twelve hours.
Private lessons can be arranged upon request.


Seminar-workshop on POPSystem by Mauro Bagella

The seminar on POPSystem - Piano Overtones Production System is purely theoretical-practical and  includes a presentation on the production system of the harmonics of the piano, its introduction in historical and aesthetic horizons and numerous pieces in which this new instrument has interacted with the potential of the piano.
The seminar focuses therefore on the analysis of technical characteristics of the POPSystem and the acquisition of practical skills for its use, or rather, for the preparation of a piano chosen for the performance of a song. This practical experience is new and at the same time ancient, remember Bach, because through the POPSystem, the pianist becomes the architect of intonation of one's instrument.

The seminar is held for small groups, for a total duration of at least four hours.

In June 2008, in the Sala dei Medaglioni del Conservatorio "S. Cecilia "in Rome as part of a series of lectures on the prepared piano, a seminar-workshop was held on the POPSystem in which piano, composition and electronic music students attended.

Rome, Sala dei Medaglioni, Conservatorio "S. Cecilia ", June 2008. In the photo, in the center with the students, Mauro Bagella, Maestro Franco Sbacco, curator of the series of lectures, Maestro Antonio Grossi.