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|Name:||Dr. Frederik Habel|
|Date of Birth:||May 18th, 1970|
|Place of Birth:||Göppingen (Baden-Wuerttemberg)|
|Marital Status:||married, one Child|
|Residence:||District Seefeld/Tirol (Austria)|
|Privat Interests:||Music, Literature, Art and Culture|
|1998||Diploma in musical instrument making (FH)|
|1999||Master in violin making|
|2006||Conferral of a Doctorate|
I attended primary school, a music high school and the artisan section of the free Waldorfschool in the administrative district of the city of Göppingen. Subsequently I trained as a violin maker at the state vocational school for violinmaking and fretted instrument makers in Mittenwald.
Following the above I studied a four year course in music instrument making at the vocational school for technics and economics in Zwickau. During my studies I already participated in specific research projects and composed numerous publications. My diploma thesis was dedicated to the topic: „string instruments in the antroposophical oriented behavement- and movement therapy“.
After the successful completion of my studies, I obtained the master craftsman certificate of the violin making trade at the Chemnitz Chamber of handicraft and subsequently worked as a manager and member of the extended management board in one of the most important european musical instrument manufacturing and trading companies.
In the following years, I continued my studies in the same field and theme which formed the basis of my diploma thesis and I published numerous contributions to contemporary themes of this specialised field and also an updated and extended version of my diploma thesis as a specialist textbook.
Later on, I also completed a training course in Dortmund as an expert appraiser. In addition, I joined the philosophical faculty of the Comenius University in Bratislavia to complete my doctorate. The theme of my doctoral dissertation: „Utilisation of antroposophical musical pedagogic therapy methods with specific consideration of string instruments whose construction characteristics are based on humanistic principles of anthroposophics“.
Since August 2006, I am the principal of the music instrument making school in Mittenwald. Since 2008 I am also a guest lecturer in the study course musical instrument making. Currently I am also intensively engaged together with representatives of the German education Ministry in Bonn, the central associaton of German tradecraft as well as representatives of the department of culture to formulate a longterm new orientation of educational political goals for the musical instrument manufacturing trade.