Tatiana Lola Arriola (Co-founder of International Music School, Munich and International Music Camp, Munich) is a passionate, experienced guitar teacher and musician from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Lola acquired the Diploma Degree in classic Guitar and Theory at the “Music Conservatory Orellana”, Argentina. From 2007 to 2011, she took several private lessons for electric Guitar with recognized Argentinian musicians/teachers in the genres of Jazz (harmony and improvisation), Blues, Rock and more. In 2015 in Munich, she completed a course in Music Composition. From 2016 to 2018 she completed the “Compact Jazz Studium” at “Freies Musik Zentrum”, Munich, and since 2017 she is preparing for the Jazz Diploma with the London College of Music.
Lola’s teaching method is “Simultaneous learning”. The basis of this method is learning different musical aspects (including notation, sight-reading, rhythm, aural skills, improvisation, theory, composition, songs/pieces) simultaneously and most importantly having fun in the process. Lola is a very passionate teacher and loves working with students of all ages.
Isabelle Fahy (Co-founder of International Music School, Munich and International Music Camp, Munich) is a violinist and passionate teacher from Sligo, Ireland. She qualified with a first class honours degree (Bachelor of Music in Pedagogy) in 2011, from the Conservatory of Music and Drama in Dublin. She was awarded the “Nuala Levins” trophy for the highest mark in her major of pedagogy. Since finishing her studies, she has been teaching freelance in different classroom contexts. As well as individual lessons in violin and cello, she has experience teaching and conducting student orchestras and teaching classes of music theory and Kindermusik. Isabelle is a very passionate teacher and loves working with children of all ages. Her lessons focus on all aspects of music and her aim is to create an open and friendly learning environment for her students. She understands that every student is different, so she combines various teaching methods, including “Colour Strings” and the “Kodály” method, depending on the learning style of her students. Isabelle has been working in St. George’s since 2014.
Iro Fytraki is an experienced piano and music theory teacher, as well as a recital musician. Her teaching experience in piano and music theory spans 15 years. During the 19 years of her music studies, she has acquired the Diploma and Postgraduate Degree in Piano, as well as the Diplomas of all Music Theory levels, including Harmony, Counterpoint, Fugue and Music Composition and Conducting, all with highest honours. In the last 10 years, she has participated in several concerts, either as a soloist or as a music composer of her own original works of contemporary music and score for films. In parallel with her music projects. Iro has always been very passionate about teaching music to students of all ages, mostly children who are eager to explore and develop their own potential in music and culture. Iro is constantly striving to provide her students with strong music foundations, while also making lessons attractive and easy-going to the students themselves. Her competence in teaching children is constantly enhanced by supplementing the curriculum with original, self-prepared material, customized to the individual requirements and understanding level of her students.
Philipp Etti started his musical career quite young. His first instrument is the drum kit but he also plays several other instruments. He has played with some of Germany's finest jazz musicians, such as Peter Brötzmann, Wolfgang Lackerschmid and Otto Wolters. Philipp completed his studies in Music Education, Psychology, Logic and Theory of Science at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich and graduated with an M.A. in 2009. During his studies he was promoted to assistant professor and lecturer of logic at the LMU Department of Paedagogy. Invited and supported by Mr Joe Viera, professor of jazz at the LMU, he joined the Burghausen jazz scene playing with Mr Viera's big band and accompanying Mr Ignaz Dinné’s ensemble. In 2009 Mr Etti founded "DrumShip" and from then on has been working as a self-employed drum teacher. Alongside this, he finished his further studies in mediation at the FU Hagen in mid-2015. Since 2017 Mr Etti teaches as associate professor for musical ensemble practice in the MUZA programme at the KSFH Munich.
Sezgin Inceel is singer-songwriter and teaching artist based in Munich, Germany. During his studies he had the chance to improve his skills in singing, piano, classical guitar, flute and music theory. He sang with the musical company ‘Ladies and Gentlemen Istanbul‘ from Turkey, as a part of which he performed with various artists, such as Sezen Aksu, Sertab Erener, Ferhat Göçer and Alessandro Safina. He was involved in international/multicultural musical/non-musical projects in different countries, such as in Hungary, Spain, Denmark, France, Estonia, Slovenia, Czech Republic and Latvia. In 2010 he won a scholarship to be a music teacher in Munich, which soon after became his home. In 2017 he received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Music and Performing Arts in Munich. He continues his career by being involved in different music projects as a singer, researching/writing about music-language relationship and transcultural music education as well as teaching music.
Susanne Glass is a saxophonist and an enthusiastic teacher of all ages. As a child she started with flute and piano, and in addition took up the saxophone as a teenager. She graduated with a Masters degree from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) in Munich, where she majored in music education and minored in musicology and psychology. She continued her studies in 'Klassisches Saxofon' with André Legros at the Richard Strauss Conservatory in Munich and in cooperation with the Hochschule für Musik Nuremberg-Augsburg. She graduated with a diploma as an instrumental teacher. She also attended master classes with Federico Mondelci and the Raschèr Saxophone Quartet.
Susanne enjoys performing with various chamber music ensembles and plays in a saxophone quartet and in various orchestras. During her lessons, in addition to conveying musical and technical skills, she teaches children and adults alike, the importance of the enjoyment of music and of music making. Practicing can also be a lot of fun!
Richard Petz R. is currently pursuing his Masters of Music degree at the Hochschule for Musik und Theater, München under Prof. Wolfram Arndt. Previous to his Masters degree, he completed his Bachelor of Music studies at Mannes College of Music in New York, where he studied with the most respected trombone professors. He has held the Solo Trombone position at the Bavarian Police Orchestra. He has performed with distinguished ensembles such as the Finnish Radio Orchestra, and the Münchner Bach Orchester, in venues like the world famous Carnegie Hall, Philharmonie Berlin, Philharmonie am Gasteig.
Previously Richard was also a member of the New York Youth Symphony for two years. When he is not playing trombone he enjoys teaching his students. He has held masterclasses for brass students in Spain and Hungary.
Hannah Joy Bowden grew up in a musical home where music was appreciated and integrated into every day life. In high school, she participated in local and state piano competitions.
She performed her first solo vocal recital at the age of 17. Hannah attened Toccoa Falls College in the United States and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Music, concentrating in Vocal Performance and with a secondary focus in piano.
She has taught piano and voice lessons for ten years both independently and in a studio setting. She has also participated in several choirs and singing groups. Some highlights of those experiences were singing for a Disney Event and singing at the White House's Christmas openhouse. In her music lessons, Hannah aims to facilitate a fun, encouraging environment for her students. She greatly enjoys teaching all ages and seeks to creatively share her love for music with her students.
Bence Sóvágó is a horn player and enthusiastic brass teacher from Hungary. He is currently pursuing his performance masters as a
scholarship student at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich under professor Eric Terwilliger and professor Johannes Hinterholzer. In 2017, he completed his BA in music performance in the same conservatory and prior to this, Bence studied horn in the Franz Liszt Music Academy in Budapest, Hungary. Bence has experience performing with many orchestras, including the Bad Reichenhaller Philharmonie, Bach Collegium München and the Pfalztheater in Kaiserslautern. Bence has also been very successful in a number of national and international competitions, winning first prize at the National Horn competition of Hungary in 2009 and third prize in the international Horn competition Debrecen in Hungary in 2012. In addition to performing, Bence very much enjoys teaching brass students of all ages and has experience teaching brass instruments in primary music schools in Budapest and working with private students both during his time in Budapest and in Munich.