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Mathias Baumann

‘Music is the language that everybody understands. Music can express and evoke feelings that nobody has words for.’ Dublin based guitarist Mathias Baumann is originally from Nassau, Germany and moved to Ireland in 2005.

With many years of recording and touring experience in different countries, he has been working as a session guitarist, composer and guitar teacher since 1998.

Mathias studied Jazz at Blackrock’s Newpark Music Centre and finished the four- year degree course in May 2013 with an honours degree in ‘Bachelor Of Arts in Jazz Performance’.

He has performed and recorded with many artists from different genre, as well as his own groups Mathias Baumann Quartet and Mathias Baumann Group.

His composition 'Avoidable Inevitability' was exhibited at 'Group Ego Trip 1', a multidisciplinary art exhibition in the New York Foundation for the Arts Gallery in Brooklyn in 2013/2014.

In late 2014 he released the Jazz album 'Expectations' with his quartet.

From January 2015 on, he has been working on a global multidisciplinary and intercultural art project 'The World Is Coming Together' which will feature some of his original orchestral and contemporary Jazz compositions.

Although he has played with many bands and in various musical genre, Mathias has always favoured playing and writing original music and started composing at a very young age. As a composer he always searches for new harmonic and rhythmic textures with interesting melodic movement and powerful grooves. His extended compositions and arrangements are complimented by open improvisations so that interaction between the band members always drives his music to new horizons.

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Primary Instrument

Guitar

Location

Dublin

Willing to teach

Advanced only

Credentials/Background

Professional Guitar Teacher since 1998. Available Hours: Please contact me here: 00353 85 160 84 68 (Dublin, Ireland). I am available for private lessons/masterclasses, also via skype or facetime. Hourly Rate: 45 EUR, payable via PayPal. Testimonials: Matt takes a holistic approach to teaching the guitar; theory, technique and practice are core principles. He listens to the clients' wishes and tailors his programme to suit. The approach instills a greater appreciation of the guitar and makes you want to learn more. Matt brings his diverse musical tastes to his lessons, I found myself playing Jazz, Rock and blues and searching for diverse pieces to learn. Matt has an amazing knowledge of theory and he is very generous with his time imparting that knowledge. (Joe S.) The great thing about lessons with Matt is the commitment he has. He really makes practicing very enjoyable. I also love the versatility that Matt brings to the lessons. I have yet to find any style that he can't teach to a very high level. Matt's enthusiasm and positive teaching style makes the lessons a wonderful experience and really inspires me to be a better guitar player. (Finn R.) My son always enjoyed his classes with Matt and found him a really knowledgable teacher. (Elizabeth M.) When I first had lessons with Matt we focussed on getting rid of all my bad habits on the Guitar. Matt was always encouraging me to get the basics correct rather than the quick fix. He would have a plan of learning chords/scales leading up to specific songs. Music Theory is a always part of the lessons and he has a great insight into Music. Lessons are always an enjoyable and focused experience. (Joe D.) Matt gives truly complete teaching of the guitar. Theory and technique play a huge part in his lessons and he will listen to you and adapts his teaching accordingly to make the most out of learning and to make sure that you get absolute happiness in learning the guitar. His teaching of grades adds to his abilities. He has a huge technical knowledge of the guitar and is extremely diverse and a master in different styles of music. (Geraldine L.) Work Experience: Since 2014: Blanchardstown School of Music, Dublin - Guitar Teacher 2013-2015: Collaborative art project - idir, Group Ego Trip 1 Since 2006: Clontarf School of Music, Dublin - Guitar/Music Teacher 2006-2009: Rhapsody School of Music, Dublin - Guitar/Music Teacher Since 1998: Self-Employed, Nassau & Dublin - Guitar/Music Teacher, Professional Musician, Producer & Studio Sound Engineer 1994-2004: Part Time Employment, Braubach and Hübingen - Child Care & Social Service Education: 2009-2013: Bachelor Of Arts In Jazz Performance - Newpark Music Centre, Dublin 2003-2006: Musicology, Pedagogy, Theatre/Film/TV Sciences - University of Cologne

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Expectations

Artlane Music
2015

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