dietrich_koch_saysMy philosophy as a teacher is based on the respect towards everyone wanting to become a better instrumentalist and/or improviser. According to what you know and what you don´t know, I will try to provide the necessary material to make you advance in a structurized way in just the musical aspects you are intested in. Whenever possible I use play-alongs which surely cannot substitute a real band, but can simulate one. In my private studio there is the  possibility to record our playing and to take the recordings home on CD. Part of my educational sheet music you can find at the shop in the improvisation category.
At the moment (fall of 2014) I can’t accept new students. If you are interested in taking lessons some time in the future, please send me an email to
I speak english. Hablo español.


I teach:
Pop- and Jazz-Harmony, typical chord progressons, song forms, motivic development, orchestration/arrangement

Organology, designing full scores, voicing techniques

Motivic development, suspense/relaxation, tonal and atonal composing techniques

Harmony, motivic development, suspense/relaxation, inside/outside-playing, licks & patterns

Instrumental Lessons
for saxophone, clarinet and Flute from the first note up to professional level

Introduction to musical notation using the FINALE notation software