Groovy Strings

Pop, rock, jazz or world music are part of the daily listening experience. So it makes sense not only to listen to music from these different areas, but also to play it. In the string orchestra and in smaller ensembles, pieces and arrangements are rehearsed for the joint final concert. The topics of stylistics, rhythm and groove, phrasing, percussion and special playing techniques on the instruments will be explained and applied. The course is designed for teachers and students from about 12 years old. Knowledge of various fingerings in the 1st position is considered a minimum requirement. However, enough material will be provided to be of interest to advanced students as well. Teachers will gain additional insight into teaching methodology and arranging strategies of the instructors.

Teaching team:

Ingmar Meissner and Gunther Tiedemann are members of the grooving string quartet STRING THING, founded in 1989. Rooted in jazz and the classical string quartet tradition, the musicians have established their own style in the music world. STRING THING has attracted attention through numerous CDs, awards and international concerts.

Number of participants: About 20 students and 10 teachers
Course start: Thursday,09.05.2024, 11:00
Course end: Sunday, 12.05.2024, after the final concert
Final concert:

12.05.2024, 11:00, Aula


incl. board and lodging in single room 330 €, in double room 300 €, in shared room (max. 4 persons) 282 €.

Notes on registration: Registration takes place via the Landesmusikakademie Rheinland-Pfalz.

This course is recognised by the Pädagogisches Landesinstitut Rheinland-Pfalz under Az. MA.2424 as serving official interests.