Play and repeat??! Piano improvisation days

 "... the ear does not like to be satisfied with what it has already suspected in advance, but wants to be deceived all the time".

(Joachim Quantz, 1752)

Improvising on jazz standards, folk songs and pop songs is one of the most important skills for music teachers today. But improvisation is also playing an increasingly important role in instrumental teaching. This course is for anyone who wants to deepen their knowledge of piano improvisation while exploring traditional paths in new ways. The variation and renewal of well-known musical patterns of all kinds will therefore be the focus of the course work. There are no limits to imagination and templates (e.g. pictures, text and tone series).

Members of the Netzwerk Schulmusik Mainz e.V. can receive funding upon application.


Teaching team:

The four lecturers Pablo Held, Christopher Miltenberger, Helmut Lörscher and Laurens Patzlaff are professors at the conservatories in Mainz, Freiburg and Lübeck. They are among the most internationally distinguished specialists in piano improvisation. They each pursue individual approaches to improvisation with which they have made an outstanding name for themselves, not only in the field of jazz.

Project management: Prof. Christopher Miltenberger, Hye-Min Lee

Number of participants: approx. 20
Course start: Wednesday, 21.07.2021, 14:00
Course end: Saturday, 24.07.2021, 21:00
Final concert:

Wednesday, 21.07.2021, 19:30 (Lecturer concert Engers)

Friday, 23.07.2021, 20:00 (Participants' concert Engers)

Saturday, 24.07.2021, 19:30 (Participants' concert Mainz)


incl. meals and accommodation in single room 338 €, in double room 311 €, in multi-bed room (max. 4 persons) 293 €, discount for students on request

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

This course is recognized by the Pädagogisches Landesinstitut Rheinland-Pfalz under Az. MA.2138 as serving official interests.