For the past two decades Stefan Schmidt has been considered to be one of the most successful guitar
pedagogues in Germany. He completed his studies at the Hochschule für Musik in Frankfurt with Stephan
Werner (1987-1991) and Prof. Michael Teuchert (1991-1994). His students have been awarded more
than a hundred prizes at national and international competitions and festivals. So remarkable has been
his success with young students that his teaching concept and methods have led to invitations to present
workshops and lectures at music schools or universities both in Germany and abroad. Since 2011 he has
taught didactics and methodic of guitar playing at the Leopold Mozart Center at the University in
Augsburg. In 2015 he received the prestigious acknowledgement „Friedberger Flügel“for his artistic and
For Stefan Schmidt teaching is a form of art that can be practiced and developed in the same way that
playing and performing can. His experience has led to the development of techniques that enable the
student to learn a lot more quickly, similar to those employed in the usual school lessons.
In his lectures Stefan will speak about such topics as: education of small children (pre-school age),
musicality from the beginning, control of the teaching tempo, first classes, optimization options, family
integration, motivation as the driving force, building of a successful instrumental class… and much more.