"When you want to build a ship, do not begin by gathering wood, cutting boards, and distributing work, but awaken within the heart of man the desire for the vast and endless sea" 

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


In the end, when teaching, what makes the difference is what you can't teach. Talent you can't teach. Talent is a gift, an aptitude not achievable through learning . To me talent is one of the most fascinating and beautiful things in life. Like a natural wonder when it appears, you are mesmerised and feel that there are certain things you can't explain.

However when I teach I am not trying to reinvent the wheel, i am passing on the art and tradition of playing the violin as it has been shown to me by my teacher, the same way as it was taught to him by his teacher and so on. Of course i share my personal experiences along with it, but knowing about the various skills being learned for mastering one of the most difficult musical instruments is a knowledge that has been developed by mankind through centuries and is only passed on from one generation to the next through personal instruction and guidance.

So after we finish working on all the various details one can teach and learn, like Saint-Exupery said: "gathering wood, cutting boards and distributing work", talent will show how far you can reach with your "ship".


I am always interested in seeing new talents. If you want to reach out to me and speak about your talent I will be looking forward to hear from you.

When getting in contact about teaching/coaching/consulting usually the easiest to begin with is if you have a video of your playing which you can show me by using a site like youtube, vimeo, dropbox or similar. 


Consulting or Coaching

If you are looking for professional advice on your musical career or guidance in your artistical or technical development feel free to drop me a line



I am currently teaching in the University of Music in Detmold, Germany, for more information check the web site of the School or contact me directly    






July 23rd - July 29th 2018 

16th International Summer Academy Schloss Heiligenberg Seeheim-Jugenheim, Germany

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