Popular Music Education & Training: Teaching the Mojo

Thursday, Nov 16, 2017

Long bygone are the days in which rebellious youths voiced their outrage through thundering walls of distorted guitar sounds. Rock & Pop has since entered the realm of mainstream culture, popular music education and publicly funded artist support programmes distil techniques and tools to train tomorrow’s popular music acts. But can rock actually be taught and attitude be instilled methodically? Is it skills that have to be trained or talent that has to be nurtured? From instrument practice to live performance, this panel will examine some of today’s most common methods.

Host: Olaf Furniss (Born To Be Wide, Wide Days / Organizer, Journalist)

Speakers: Benoit Martiny (Drummer, Drum Teacher, Composer), Phil Nelson (British & Irish Institute of Modern Music / Music Industry Ambassador), Claudia Phillips (Studio des Variétés / Coach, International Coordinator), Prof. Dr. Heiko Wandler (Popakademie Baden-Württemberg / Degree Program Administrator, Lecturer)