I teach structured improvisation individually, in duets, group workshos and i also worked as a teacher of jazz improvisation for students of classical music at the music Academy in Ljubljana. Some issues I work on:

  • strong focus on time control (early enough decision making, orientation within the bar, four bars, longer periods)
  • relative and absolute understanding of notes (understanding the harmonic structures and scales)
  • visualisation of the fingerings
  • story telling (through the architecture of the rhythm)
  • technique of sound production of the right hand
  • great vocabulary of the folk music for improving improvisation
  • using pop/rock riffs for understanding melodic tensions
  • bowing patterns (dances of the right hand)
  • creating rhythm with melody only