Ensemble playing for zithers

The seminar is aimed at players who want to experience advancement in solo and ensemble playing on the zither and enjoy making music in an ensemble. The focus is on casual music making in an ensemble. Improvement of solo playing through assistance with instrumental technique and working out pieces in individual lessons is also possible upon request. 

Players of all ages and with different playing levels are welcome. The basic techniques of playing the zither should already be mastered. Playing to music is also a prerequisite.

Be there, join in, have fun, make contacts, exchange experiences and get together...

Teaching team:

Bettina Aleithe is a state-approved instrumental teacher for concert zither with more than fifteen years of teaching experience.  As a soloist she can be heard many times. www.zitheristin.net

Olaf Detlefsen is a state-approved instrumental teacher for concert zither. He received his training from Michael Aures, Lili Grünwald-Brandlmeier and Tomy Temerson. In addition to his teaching activities, he can be heard as a soloist.

Frédéric Jenniges grew up in Belgium. He began learning to play the zither while still in school. Since it was not possible to major in zither, he decided to study music theory and music history. While studying in Liège, he regularly traveled to Aachen to take lessons on the instrument. When his teacher told him he could teach him nothing more, he continued his studies on his own.  A newspaper ad brought him to the attention of German zither players, who invited him to a concert weekend in Remscheid.  He soon became acquainted with the Langendreer Zitherorchester, which he joined in 1981 under the direction of Fred Witt. Frédéric Jenniges made several radio and television programs in Belgium, Germany, Spain and the USA. He met André Rieu through a radio program. In 1988 Rieu engaged him for his orchestra with which he has been giving concerts ever since. In 1999 Frédéric Jenniges took over the direction of the Langendreer, the Bochum Zither Orchestra.

Number of participants: ca. 24
Course start: Thursday, 04.07.24, 15:00
Course end: Sunday, 07.07.24, 14:00

incl. board and lodging (accommodation in single or double room possible)
if you have further questions please contact lippertandreas@t-online.de


During the seminar there will be a sheet music exhibition (www.gruenwaldverlag.com) and instrument exhibition. Small repairs will be offered by the company Wünsche on site. Please register your repair requests directly with the company Wünsche Zitherbau. Phone: 037422 / 3161

Notes on registration: Registration is via the DZB:
Andreas Lippert

This course is recognized by the Pädagogisches Landesinstitut Rheinland-Pfalz under Az. MA.2222 as serving official interests.