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What is the Kovács Method?

The Kovács Method, also called "The Care of Musical Work Capacity" complements and is a part of the domain of music pedagogy. It has evolved during the second half of the twentieth century in Hungary. The Kovács Method is an integral part of the lifestyle of a healthy musician, a complex system of training, erudite knowledge and a deeply humanistic approach.

The purpose of the Kovács Method is to serve the people of music, to help them meet their professional and personal obligations, to maintain and develop their physical, spiritual, and mental abilities necessary to carry on a successful life and career, and to prevent occupational impairments.

The premise of the Kovács Method is that the prerequisite to high performance is the evenness of the human personality (bodily, emotional, intellectual aspects) and the optimal balance of the of the nervous system and hormonal functions in the human organism.  During the course of life this complicated and sensitive system is impacted not only by positive events, thus the human organism must be ceaselessly looked after in order to maintain its functional balance in the long run.

The Kovács Method helps its participants to make taking care of themselves an essential part of their lives. It teaches students and adults to shape their lifestyles, work schedules, exercise regimens and relaxation in a way that enables them to cope with the lives they have to live, and to be successful and happy while fulfilling their vocation and life mission.