I search for and welcome every mutually beneficial cooperation with people and institutions at various levels and with various music-related interests. Regardless of the form of cooperation, you can expect professional attitude, prompt communication and helpful behavior. Do not hesitate to contact me in case of any questions or tentative interest in cooperation in the following areas.
Are you running a festival or just planning an event and looking for a music program? I can provide (alone or with some of my bands) quality music production in genre areas of Folk, Country, Bluegrass, Swing, Jazz, Irish music, etc. including amplification for small and mid-size venues. Music samples here.
actual music projects
Are you looking for a guitar (acoustic/electric), bassguitar, upright bass, violin or mandolin player for your music project (CD, DVD, demo recording, concert, tour, etc.)? I’ve been playing music actively in various formations since my childhood. I’m used to learning new material quickly and comprehensively, accomodating to new conditions and improvising as well as reading sheet music. Check out my discography and biography.
other musical cooperations
“I have had the privilege of playing with Ondra a few times now over the last few years, and it is always a great experience. His professionalism, skill on multiple instruments, and ability to play many different genres and stylings makes him a top choice for anyone looking for a band mate or stand in musician. It is always a pleasure getting to perform with him, and I look forward to being able to do more with him in the future!”
Cia Cherryholmes, CO, USA
5-time Grammy nominated singer & songwriter, Songs Of The Fall
Since 2004 I’ve been continuously dealing with teaching music (playing an instrument, music theory, band coaching), publishing instructional materials, and organizing music workshops. You can learn more about the tuition I offer here.
music camps and workshops
online tutorial videos
Ondra did by now two private bluegrass workshops over a weekend with two bands in my home in Ehingen, South Germany. The preparation and realization of the courses were done very well. In advance, we arranged which songs and main points we want to work on. He sent us the workshop material beforehand so we had time to practise the stuff prior to the workshop. Because Ondra is so sympathetic and always so encouraging, we did the workshops in an constant jolly and relaxed mood. We especially worked on harmony singing, song arrangement and improvement of the bluegrass rhythm. In each point he was a brilliant teacher with a lot of great new ideas. He speaks perfect English and has a basic knowledge of the German language as well, so the communication was no problem at all. After those workshops we separated as friends and will certainly meet again on one of his concerts in the South of Germany or on a new workshop.
Engelbert Häbe, Ehingen, Germany
I would especially like to highlight Ondra‘s thorough preparation of the course. He really cared about preparing the study materials properly. He also has a natural pedagogical talent so the theory has been very easy to understand. We have dealt with very specific problems related to playing country music (especially in the field of harmony). The greatest benefit – playing with the right hand and creating own solos.
Zdeněk Tejkl, Czech Republic
participant of the violin workshop „Jesenický Shuffle“
I’ve gained numerous experiences with transcription of music material from various genres. I can also help you with preparation of your own music parts (solo, rhythm, back-up) or vocal harmonies. More information and portfolio here.
original tabs and scores
music transcriptions upon request
Have had 5 groups of bass transcription requests completed with Ondra, with all being completed fast as well as 100% accurate! If there were any questions about any of the bass transcriptions, I got a prompt response with no hassles or issues dealing with them. Am now on the next set of bass transcriptions, and are moving along nicely in a very positive direction! Have had over 40 bass transcriptions completed with an affordable price and a very readable and usable bass score created! Thanks again.
Sherry Beaudoin, MI, USA
I make use of my home & mobile recording studio for the purposes of my music projects, teaching and guest appearances. I offer its services including engineering to you and your projects as well. More information and portfolio here.