Individual lessons and private band workshops
I offer private lessons on acoustic and electric guitar, mandolin, fiddle (violin), bass (ac./el.), music theory, arranging of vocals and songs, band coaching workshops: one-hour lesson to several days intensive course. I’ve taught at various workshops and have been giving both group and individual lessons since 2004.
Where & when:
- at my place (Hradec-Nová Ves, Czech Republic)
- at festivals and concerts where I play (schedule here) or on my way there or back.
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
Skype lessons and video exchange lessons
I offer private lessons via Skype (video call in real time) or by video exchange (I supply video replies to your videos) on acoustic and electric guitar, mandolin, fiddle (violin), bass (ac./el.), music theory, arranging of vocals and songs.
- computer with internet connection
- Skype application installed on your computer + skype account (downloadable here for free)
- webcam, microphone and headphones/speakers connected to your computer
ATAmusic online music workshop
A place to gain and share music-related information
What you’ll find here:
- video-lessons (guitar, mandolin, banjo, dobro, fiddle)
- tabs for all bluegrass instruments
- discussion forum
- tools for practising
- interesting links, and more
ATAmusic online music workshop – website
Under the heading of ATAmusic I organize several workshops during the year:
- Zlatohorská hudební horečka
- Jesenický shuffle
- Bluegrass Wellness
- Gillova vokální dílna
- Bluegrass Vegas
Although the information and reports from previous workshops under the links above are mostly in Czech language, foreign participants are always welcome. Contact me if you are interested in coming!
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’m the author or co-author of these instructional DVDs (in Czech language):