„The processes of teaching and learning stimulate one another…“
(Confucius, ca. 500 BCE)

„Education is not a preparation for life. Education is life itself“
(John Dewey, American philosopher 1859-1952)

Teaching and learning are deeply human activities where the potential of one individual can grow through the exchange with others. As a teacher I have to facilitate the process of learning. Being a teacher in the Arts and especially in Jazz/Improvised Music is a special kind of live performance. Improvisation is always part of it.

Stefan Heckel currently teaches at the University of Music and Dramatic Arts Graz (Kunstuniversität Graz, KUG)  http://www.kug.ac.at

and at Jam Music Lab Private University Vienna: http://www.jammusiclab.com

If you are interested in admission to these institutions or would like to take private lessons please use the contact form to email me.

Stefan Heckel chaired the working group of the Jazz&Pop Platform (PJP) of the European Association of Conservatoires (AEC) from 2012-2017

He was a member of the AEC working group „Diversity, Identity & Inclusiveness“ within the SMS project („Strenghtening Music in Society“) from 2017 – 2022
information on AEC

He currently participates as working group member in the follow-up project ARTEMIS (Artists as Makers in Society) by the AEC