BIOGRAPHY

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).

Teaching Subjects: 

- 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.  

Performance History

'Highlights':

- 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).