Language: German, English, Russian

About the workshop

An insight into the rhythm and style of pop, rock, jazz and world music. The focus is on rhythm and improvisation training based on teaching methods from flamenco and classical Indian music.

We will integrate everyday objects as percussion and melody instruments as well as beatboxing and body percussion. 

In the course of the workshop we send all participants a click track to which each participant records a video with their own ideas and sends us back. We will then edit the material into a music video in post-production. 

Previous musical knowledge is helpful but not required.

About the lecturer

Ralf Siedhoff started as an autodidact at the age of 17.

Studied at the Weimar Music Academy "Franz Liszt" and studied at the Karnataka College of Percussion with Rama Mani in Bangalore, India.

In 1997 he founded "The Guitar Duo" with the flamenco guitarist Manuel Delgado, followed by two duo CDs and extensive tours through Europe as well as other CDs.

In 2015 he founded the band “Bosque Mágico” with the Ukrainian oboist Mykyta Sierov.

In addition to his extensive concert activities, Ralf Siedhoff regularly composes and produces music for theater, film, radio and television in Europe. He is an integral part of the German world music and theater scene.

Mykyta Sierov was born in Kiev (Ukraine) and received his first music lessons at the age of six. From 1993 to 2004 he attended the Central Special School of Music in Kiev and subsequently moved to the National Tchaikovsky Academy of Music of Ukraine.

Already during his studies he had the position as solo oboist in the orchestra of the "National Children's Opera" and later in the "Presidential Symphonic Orchestra" of the Ukraine.

He began to study at the University of Music Franz Liszt Weimar in 2007 and graduated in 2014 with a master's degree. Since then he has played e. g. in the the Staatskapelle Weimar, the „Kammerphilharmonie Leipzig", the "Philharmonic Orchestra Gera", the "Kammerphilharmonie Wernigerode" and at the Erfurt Opera under conductors such as Marek Janowski, Georg Biller and others.

With various chamber music groups, he not only plays classical music, but also jazz and pop as well as his own compositions.