Mattias “IA” Eklundh

Focus Area: Metal / Experimental / India

Mattias “IA” Eklundh is a Swedish guitarist and singer, known for his band Freak Kitchen and his participation in Frozen Eyes, Fate, the Jonas Hellborg Trio and Art Metal. He has also released solo albums under the name Freak Guitar.

Today Mattias is considered one of the most innovative guitarists in the world. Mattias’ minimalist, home-brewed and sober approach to the guitar has surprised record buyers and journalists around the world. There is simply no sign of expensive guitar effects or processors involved in his playing, despite the sometimes “strange” sounds you hear.

Ace (Martin Kent)

Focus Area: Band Performance

Martin “Ace” Kent is a member of the alternative rock band Skunk Anansie. The band celebrated international success with their hit Hedonism and with over 4 million albums sold, they are one of the most successful bands of the 90s.

Ace lives in London where he works as a musician and producer. His passion revolves around effect devices with which he creates his distinctive sounds. In his lessons, Ace mainly works with you on your band performance.

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Ace (Martin Kent)

Focus Area: Band Performance

Martin “Ace” Kent is a member of the alternative rock band Skunk Anansie. The band celebrated international success with their hit Hedonism and with over 4 million albums sold, they are one of the most successful bands of the 90s.

Ace lives in London where he works as a musician and producer. His passion revolves around effect devices with which he creates his distinctive sounds. In his lessons, Ace mainly works with you on your band performance.

Learn more about your instructor HERE.

Mika Tyyskä

Focus Areas: Tapping / Sweeping / Arpeggio

The website of our lecturer Mika Tyyskä has cult status among guitarists – after all, the magic of the animated character Mr. Fastfinger is one of the most virtuoso that is currently offered on six strings.

In the Professional Program Guitar, Finnish-born Mika exclusively shows you his techniques for tapping, sweeping, alternate picking and arpeggios and shows you how to practice them effectively and use them musically.

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Bob Saganas

Focus Areas: Live Playing / Rock- and Metal Playing

One of our most experienced lecturers is Bob Saganas. He started playing the guitar at the age of 16 and successfully completed his guitar studies in Athens in 2010. As a professional guitarist, he played with his bands for big bands like the Scorpions and Thin Lizzy as a support act in front of large audiences and worked with musicians like Kip Winger (bass player for Alice Cooper).

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He could already prove his excellent live playing in numerous European countries and he is still a frequently booked guitarist. In the Professional Program, Bob will take you to the next level in Rock and Metal Playing.

Learn more about your instructor HERE.

Bob Saganas

Focus Areas: Live Playing / Rock- and Metal Playing

One of our most experienced lecturers is Bob Saganas. He started playing the guitar at the age of 16 and successfully completed his guitar studies in Athens in 2010. As a professional guitarist, he played with his bands for big bands like the Scorpions and Thin Lizzy as a support act in front of large audiences and worked with musicians like Kip Winger (bass player for Alice Cooper).

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He could already prove his excellent live playing in numerous European countries and he is still a frequently booked guitarist. In the Professional Program, Bob will take you to the next level in Rock and Metal Playing.

Learn more about your instructor HERE.

Yannick Robert

Focus Area: Jazz Playing

Yannick Robert comes from Paris and is known for his unique finger playing technique and melodic playing. He studied at the Guitar Institute of Technology (GIT) in Hollywood and at the CIM Paris and at this time was already chosen as the winner of the Jazz Contest of the famous La Défense Jazz Festival. Yannick is a guest lecturer at the MAI (Music Academy International) in Nancy, Teaching Director of the Ibanez Guitar Schools in France and Collection Director at ID Musique.

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As an endorser for Ibanez Guitars, he played a major role in the development of a Fretless Signature Model and can be heard on CDs such as Fretless Guitar Masters and Village of the Unfretted.
This makes Yannick a well-known figure in the Fretless Guitar World. Yannick played with many stars of the jazz scene like Scott Henderson, Alain Caron, André Charlier, Michel Cusson, Jean-Marc Jafet or André Ceccarelli and has published numerous books, CDs and DVDs over the years. As a specialist in the field of jazz, he adds his knowledge from over 30 years of experience to the Professional Program Guitar and introduces you to the world of jazz playing.

André Mertens

Focus Areas: Rock Improvisation / Sound / Bending / Legato

André Mertens is a passionate musician and enthusiastic music trainer. Already as a teenager, he started playing in bands and teaching guitar. Among his musical highlights are winning the Robert Johnson Guitar Awards as the best young guitarist in Germany, many workshops with well-known musicians, a big tour through the USA and Canada with guitar legend Uli Jon Roth and worldwide performances on festivals like 70.000 Tons of Metal in Miami/Florida and the Metaldays in Slowenia.

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André studied at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien in Hanover, where he not only perfected his skills as a guitarist, but also deepened his knowledge of other instruments such as drums, bass, piano and vocals, and became involved in studio production and composition/songwriting. Since then, he has been touring Europe with his bands and has played hundreds of gigs. With his rock band Cryptex, he has released three albums and signed a worldwide record deal with SPV/Steamhammer. In the Professional Program, André’s teaching focus is on rock improvisation, sound, bending and legato.

Learn more about your instructor HERE.

André Mertens

Focus Areas: Rock Improvisation / Sound / Bending / Legato

André Mertens is a passionate musician and enthusiastic music trainer. Already as a teenager, he started playing in bands and teaching guitar. Among his musical highlights are winning the Robert Johnson Guitar Awards as the best young guitarist in Germany, many workshops with well-known musicians, a big tour through the USA and Canada with guitar legend Uli Jon Roth and worldwide performances on festivals like 70.000 Tons of Metal in Miami/Florida and the Metaldays in Slowenia.

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André studied at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien in Hanover, where he not only perfected his skills as a guitarist, but also deepened his knowledge of other instruments such as drums, bass, piano and vocals, and became involved in studio production and composition/songwriting. Since then, he has been touring Europe with his bands and has played hundreds of gigs. With his rock band Cryptex, he has released three albums and signed a worldwide record deal with SPV/Steamhammer. In the Professional Program, André’s teaching focus is on rock improvisation, sound, bending and legato.

Learn more about your instructor HERE.

Owen Langer

Focus Areas: Rock / Pop / Jazz

Owen Langer (rus. Evgenij, born in Kazakhstan) is a German-Russian musician and teacher, whose true passion is music of any kind. After studying in the Netherlands and Spain and graduating with honours (M.A. Hons) at the University of Music and Media Hanover (Germany) he is now teaching at the same institution in the Jazz, Rock and Pop department. Owen has played with many various artists such as Waylon (Bijkerk) and is currently working on his first personal debut album.

Jörg Jungbluth

Focus Areas: Rock / Pop / Blues / Basics / Education

Jörg Jungbluth is known for his wide range of styles – from classical guitar to pop, rock and metal. He first studied classical, then electric guitar and in over ten years at the Modern Music School, he has trained hundreds of students of all ages from beginners to professionals.
In the meantime, he has even put this experience to good use and recorded it in a manual for electric guitar and our Modern Music School standard works Basic Guitar and the Guitar Quest series. Jörg is also active in the recording studio and tours Germany with his band Morrison Hotel.

Jörg Jungbluth

Focus Areas: Rock / Pop / Blues / Basics / Education

Jörg Jungbluth is known for his wide range of styles – from classical guitar to pop, rock and metal. He first studied classical, then electric guitar and in over ten years at the Modern Music School, he has trained hundreds of students of all ages from beginners to professionals.
In the meantime, he has even put this experience to good use and recorded it in a manual for electric guitar and our Modern Music School standard works Basic Guitar and the Guitar Quest series. Jörg is also active in the recording studio and tours Germany with his band Morrison Hotel.