„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 Ear Training, Improvisation, Jazz Theory, Analysis and Jazz Didactics in the position of a Senior Lecturer at the University of Music and Dramatic Arts Graz (Kunstuniversität Graz, KUG).

If you are interested in 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 is currently a member of the AEC working group „Diversity, Identity & Inclusiveness“ within the SMS project („Strenghtening Music in Society“)
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