Teaching | Lectures

Current teaching activities in:

  • Rock music, heavy and extreme metal: music and culture
  • Jazz history and theory
  • music analysis (jazz/rock/pop, classical)
  • digital humanities: computational tools for music related research
  • Music and Cultural Management (event/project management,
    marketing, management skills for musicians)
  • youth cultures and music

I’m teaching since October 2011 at higher education institutions, mainly in Germany:

  • Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt Weimar / University of Music Weimar
  • British and Irish Modern Music Institute (BIMM), Berlin
  • Popakademie Baden-Württemberg
  • Leuphana Universität Lüneburg
  • Macromedia University, Berlin
  • Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
  • DeutschePOP Dresden
  • Stiftung Ettersberg, Weimar

Eine vollständige Liste der Lehrveranstaltungen finden Sie hier.


Past lectures (for academic conference paper, see here):

  • October 2020, English presentation + Q&A (digital) at the Goethe-Institut Caracas/Venezuela, April 26, 2020: „Heavy Metal in Germany and metal as a new academic field“
  • July 2019, „Heavy Metal in Germany – past and present of a ‚haven for headbangers‘, Initiative Berlin
  • 17.11.2016, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, guest lecture series „Topics in the Aesthetics of Music and Sound“
  • 14.-25.11.2016, Youth in the GDR, lecture program at high schools in Thuringia/Germany in cooperation with Stiftung Ettersberg and Landeszentrale für Politische Bildung Thüringen
  • 10.11.2016, guest lecture, University of Music Weimar, seminar „‚Born in the GDR‘. Zeitzeugenbefragung zu Jazz
    und populärer Musik in der DDR“, Prof. Dr. Martin Pfleiderer, Carsten Wernicke
  • 16./17.3.2016, workshop:  Youth in the GDR, lecture program at high schools in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
    in cooperation with Stiftung Ettersberg and  Gegen Vergessen – für Demokratie e.V.

If you’re interested in teaching music theory and guitar in particular, feel free to contact me and/or visit my music/artist pages www.zaddachmusic.com/home!