CV as performer and teacher
Current Work as Guitarist
- Solo Jazz Guitar at public and private functions (weddings, baptisms etc. )
- Current Bands: La Pompe Manouche, Alex Root Trio, Root Note Duo, Root Vocal Trio
- Freelance jazz guitarist performing with bands all across Germany
- Accompanist for other artists
Current Teaching Positions
Since fall 2017 I teach exclusively at guitartuitionfrankfurt.com in Frankfurt am Main (Bornheim and Ostend).
- Guitar: Jazz, Gypsy Jazz, Bossa Nova, Funk, Blues, Rock/Pop & Classical Guitar
- Bass Guitar: Jazz, Rock/Pop/Blues/Funk/etc.
- Harmony & Theory
- Songwriting & Composition
- Sight Singing for starters
- Special expertise in jazz, gypsy jazz and improvised solo guitar performance.
- Residencies (3 years) with Alex Root Trio and Sudden Orchestra at Jazz Club Dreikönigskeller in Frankfurt/M., Germany.
- Tour with La Pompe Manouche in 2010: 'Tour of New York'
- Corporate Function gigs: BRITA (Wiesbaden) , IHK (Frankfurt), Harlem Hell Fighters Veterans (Harlem, NY), Green Party (Offenbach), Green Party (Limburg), amongst others.
- various club and festival gigs in London (UK), Germany, Prague, New York City area.
Formal Musical (academic) Training and Qualifications
Formal academic training in music:
- Bachelor of Arts in Jazz, Middlesex University, London
Other formal studies in music:
- Classical Music Theory, Ear Training and Sight Singing Classes at Dr. Hoch's Konservatorium
- Full Time Jazz Studies at Frankfurt Academy for Jazz (FMW) ( 'Berufsfachschule' / undergraduate studies )
- Jazz Studies ( undergraduate course ) at Queens-Conservatory of Music, Flushing, Queens, NY
- 3 terms preperation course at at Frankfurt Academy for Jazz (FMW)
Additional workshops and lessons with:
Dr. Frank Möbius, Joe Lovano, Udo Kistner (Bass), Martin Lejeune, Norbert Scholly, Martin Lejeune.
Prior Teaching Positions
Founding Director and Teacher at Stoke Newiington Music School, London (UK)
- Founding director of Stoke Newington Music School in London 2012 - 2014
- Teaching subjects: Harmony & Theory, Gitarre, band playing, 2012 - 2014
Other Teaching Positions:
More than 14 years of teaching experience:
- Musikschule Offenbach from Nov 2014 - Jul 2017
- Stoke Newington Music School 2012 - 2014
- International School Frankfurt (ISF, SABIS) from Sept 2009 to Aug 2010
- International School Frankfurt (ISF, SABIS) from Sept 2006 to Aug 2008
- Private Musikschule Frankfurt Rödelheim Nov 2007 to Jul 2013
- Teaching private students since 2004
CRB check / DBS check
Enhanced CRB/DBS check
- I hold a clear enhanced CRB/DBS check from the UK. Also the equivalent from Germany (erweitertes polizeiliches Führungszeugnis ohne Einträge).