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Gabica Horváth /vocal/
August Baltigh /saxophone/
I was born in 1979, in Sopron. I've been studying music since I was 7. At age 14 I switched clarinet to trombone then two years later I purchased my first saxophone. That was the time when I took interest in jazz imporvisation. I studied with Attila Kiss, who lead me into the world of music theory and imporvisation. From age 17 I satrted to take private lessons in Budapest; among others I studied with István Elek, saxophon player of the show band called 'Tea' /Friderikusz Show/.
In the meantime I did shows with different bands such as 'Agar-Agar', 'Másik alakulat' , and with my own nine-piece brass band, called 'Caterva Brass'. I spent most of my summers abroad, playing shows.
From 1998 I became the member of the band of the National Theatre of Győr, where I played the first saxophone during the next two years /in musicals like: Grease and Hello Dolly/.
In 1999 I formed the Birds Jazz Band wich was my very first jazz quartet. The Birds had already been done a lot of shows /Bolzano, Italy for innstance/ when got an invitation to play on the well known Kempten Jazz Fest in Germany. The stages of the Festival were full of famous artist for example: McCoy Tyner, Dave Samuels /Spyro Gyra/ and many others.
In 2002 I attended the Eisenstadt based /Austria/ Joseph Haydn Conservatory where I began to study jazz. From then on, I've been playing shows in Austira as a guest playes and in certain bands as bend member as well. /Amadors, Jazz Triola, stb./.
In 2003, - in line with my studies at Joseph Haynd Conservatory - I started to take classes in Budapest as well, - in the Kőbányai Music Studio. IIn Budapest I studied with Csaba Tűzkő.
It happened during that time that Yeahmen came together first as a saxophone-guitar jazz duo. Basically it started up just as a jam session, but not long after we figured that it could work well.
I did shows all over Europe. For instance: in Austria, Germany, Denmark, Amsterdam /Holland/, Brussels /Belgium/, Bolzano /Italy/, Nizza /France/, Monte Carlo /Monaco/, Mallorca /Spain/, Medias /Romania/, Moskau /Russia/. I had the opportunity in 2007 to visit and play on the 'New Worlds' New York /USA/.
Since 2004 have beenI teaching kids in Sopron and in the surrounding towns /Ágfalva, Harka/. I have about 20 students.
Teacher whom I studied with:
State Music School /Csepreg, and Sopron/
Kőbányai Music Studio /Budapest/
Joseph Haydn Conservatory /Austria/
Buffett BC-20 Bb-clarinet
Yamaha YSS-475 II Soprano Saxophone
Yamaha YAS-62 Alto Saxophone
Selmer Mark VII Tenor Saxophone
Yamaha WX11 /with WT11/ electric saxophone
I was born in Keszthely, in 1979. My first instrumental experience
goes back to age 13, when I first started to play on a borrowed
guiter. I really did skip the usual so-called 'classical studies' and
instead of that I took private lessons. It took me a few years, but
finally I found jazz which became my favorite style ever since. During
the high school years I was studying with Ferenc Tornócky in Budapest.
After highs school I attended a well known music school in Budapest /Kőbányai Zenei stúdió/ where I had the opportunity to study with Gábor Szalay. /Because of the friendship that formed between us during the shool days, we are often gigging together currently as well./
During my 'Budapest years' I formed my really first jazz trio with trumpeter Lőrincz Barabás and bassist Gábor Veisz. In the meantime I also appeared on TV shows as the guitar player of the band called Xantia. /Hungarian Elvis Rock& Roll cover band/ .
After graduation I took another big step forward and I attended the Jazz guitar department of the Eisenstadt based Joseph Hayd Conservatory. My influesnces are Charlie Christian, Wes Montgomery, George Benson, Pat Martino and John Coltrane.
In these days I do private lessons and also teach guitar in the Sopron based Andrássy Katinka Art Institute beside this I frequently play in different jazz formations as well.
Kőbányai Zenei Stúdió /Budapest/
Joseph Haydn Konservatorium /Ausztria/
Fender Stratocaster /USA/
Sigma Guitars Est1970 Jazz guitar /Japan/
Manuel Raimundo Cutaway Series M.610 /Spain/
Seymour Duncan 84-50
MUSIC LESSONS ON THE SAXOPHONE, GUITAR OR CLARINET
PRIVATE MUSIC SCHOOL
We do classes for woodwind instruments and for guitar
Music theory and improvisation lessons - Music lessons from the TOP40’s to classical through Jazz
In Sopron and in the surrounding towns.
- The lessons are built up by the ability of each individual.
- We are able to teach more students at once if it’s required.
- There are no “must do” things, no obligatory music theory or music history class / classes
- The indispensable music theory is thought during the technical classes.
- We teach all the signs of the written music such as tabs, sheet music, basically all the things that is required to become a good player.
- We give the student a taste of blues, jazz, Latin, pop rock, funk, Rock&Roll besides the classical music. (For advanced players we are able to help to improve their improvisation skills as well)
- Our classes are absolutely music and students oriented.
- There is always a chance to discuss such things like the schedule, the time table.
- In case of younger students we are able to teach them at their homes, but we prefer to do our classes in our well-working sound-proof room, which is equipped with an always updated computer, music software, sheet music stands, sheet music and all the devices and technical backup that supports and make a well arranged lesson possible. /Play alongs etc…/
- We pay a lot of attention to the success of the student. It means that we try to rech the point
- Where the student becomes able to play on the chosen instrument – as soon as possible.
- We are always open to questions, even regarding instrument brands in case of purchase (if the parents don’t know what brand to go, - with for instance)
As we’ve been working in the industry foe a long time we are also able to get discounts at many places as we have good relationships with most of the music store owners around Sopron.
- You just can’t start music early enough, so there is no age limit. Young and older, you’re all welcome here.
If you or your child is open for learning music feel free to call us, or send us an email. Go to CONTACT, and send us a message.
First lesson is FREE.
August Baltigh /clarinet and saxophone teacher/
I’ve been teaching kids since 2002. In 2005 I got the opportunity to teach children officially in a State music school, so besides private lessons I’ve been teaching in Ágfalva for four years as well.
I teach students from the beginners to the advanced players. /From age 5 to age 50/ you never know….
The students usually start their musical education at age five or at age six. The instrument that we recommend the most is the flute, as it is an instrument that students can realize success on, the quickest way. This instrument also makes the learning of the first music theory steps a lot easier. /Sight reading, rhythm and so on…./
I recommend picking the clarinet or the saxophone up at between age 8 and 12. The beginners usually receive their basic music education, while the advanced players have the opportunity to improve their skills on the fields of improvisation and different styles of music. Such as rock&roll, blues, pop, rock, funky, Latin, jazz, smooth jazz, etc.../.
During the classes I provide the off the technical support that makes learning easier. /Play alongs etc…/
The list of the suggested mp3 files and pdf documents can be downloaded in the DOWNLOAD section.
If you feel like giving a shot to this, - checking out my methods - feel free to contact me in the CONTACT section of the FLASH VERSION.
And don’t forget it: First lesson is FREE!
Norbert Cséplő /guitar teacher/
I’ve been teaching for ten years. First I started to teach kids in my hometown – in Keszthely – then when I moved to Sopron I got a position as a guitar teacher in the music school of Peter Hoffer. I had been working there for two years when I switched school and got hired by Andrássy Katinka Art Institute. I’ve been teaching here since then.
I had about three hundred students with different ages. Ages from five to sixty. Currently i have thirty-five students.
I’m open to teach either in Sopron or in Keszthely, so feel free to call me. I’m familiar with a lot of different styles – basically I can help you with anything. /Rock, metal, pop, blues, funky, fusion, jazz, country, classic, flamenco, latin and so many other styles/
Suggested books /Not my complete list/:
Jerry Bergonzi - Inside Improv. Vol 1-4 - Melodic Structures
A Modern Method For Guitar
Pat Martino - Linear Expressions
Joe Pass - Guitar Style
Terrifying technique for guitar /book + audio/
Steve Trovato - essential rhythm guitar /book + cd/
Rock Rhythm by Terence Elliot
Heavy Metal Lead Guitar 1
Heavy Metal Lead Guitar 2
Ross Bolton - Funk Rhythm Guitar
Robben Ford - Playing The Blues
/Guitar Instruction/ Robben Ford - Blues For Guitar
Mel Bay Classic Guitar
Progressive Solos For Classical Guitar - Book 1 & 2 - Part & Tablature