Hans-Peter Becker (MBA)

Focus Areas: Career Planning / Business Development

Hans-Peter Becker is the founder and head of Peembeck GmbH and thus responsible for one of the largest internationally operating music school companies. Peembeck GmbH includes the three franchise brands Modern Music School, the early musical education Kling Klong and VibrA as a school for DJing and producing.

Hans-Peter Becker studied drums at the Musicians Institute in Hollywood and holds a master’s degree in business administration. He is also active as an author and publicist in the fields of music, music business and self-management.

Hans-Peter Becker focuses his work on imparting knowledge in the fields of music, music business and (music) didactics. Already in 1987, he founded his first music school under the name Modern Drum School. Over the years, the Modern Drum School grew into Peembeck GmbH as an internationally operating franchise company.

In the Business Program of the Professional Program of the Modern Music School, Hans-Peter Becker teaches you everything you need to know as a musician and sole proprietor, from time management and self-management to commercial and business administration, marketing and finance.

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Prof. Dr. Ralf Kitzberger

Focus Areas: Law / Legal Matters

Ralf Kitzberger is a specialist lawyer for copyright and media law. He studied law at the University of Konstanz and obtained a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from Temple University in Philadelphia (USA) in 1995. Ralf Kitzberger was awarded a doctorate in law in 1996 and was admitted as attorney in 1998. He is a partner in the law firm Schickhardt Rechtsanwälte. Successful artists and stars from the music scene trust his expertise.

Furthermore, Ralf Kitzberger has been an honorary professor at the Merz Akademie since 2011. He is also a member of the examination board for specialist lawyers in copyright and media law at the Stuttgart Bar Association and, as a member of the International Association of Entertainment Lawyers, has a worldwide network.

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Benzel

Focus Areas: Finance / Taxes

Wolfgang Benzel is a business graduate and tax consultant. He trained as a logistics officer and studied economics and organizational science at the University of the Federal Armed Forces in Munich. As the Managing Partner of Dr. Benzel & Partner Steuerberatungsgesellschaft and SIMTAX Treuhand GmbH, he advises companies of various sizes and legal forms throughout Germany. In addition, he is a shareholder in various companies and works as a general representative of an industrial group, as well as a member of the supervisory board, advisory board and speaker. Since 2006, he has been teaching finance, taxes and accounting; numerous books and essay publications are the result of his active writing.

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Sebastian Quirmbach (MA)

Focus Areas: Trainer Education / Personal Development

Sebastian Quirmbach is the International Education Director of the Modern Music School, business coach and successful trainer for executives. He studied drums and percussion at the LA Music Academy and subsequently ran his own Modern Music School in Los Angeles. Sebastian Quirmbach holds a Master’s degree in Psychological Intervention and a Master of Arts in Business Coaching and Change Management. He has been working internationally as a leadership coach for over 15 years and is an expert in leadership and self-management, working with managers, organizations and teams.