Oli Bott: Jazz from Berlin Jazz & World & Classical Improvisation Courses


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Improvisation for all instruments
for pro & amateur musicians

Individual and group coaching in Berlin
and online instructions via zoom

· free improvisation to jazzimprovisation
· excercises of harmony and scale-theory
· excercises of variation, breathing, rhythm

with customized course material to practice at home

Contact me for your free trial lesson:
tel: +49 30 41724848, email: info@improvisation.olibott.com

Photo: David Beecroft
Individual coaching every monday 10-20
in Berlin Wilmersdorf
60€ per hour
free trial lesson
Band coaching individual appointments
instructions on site (in Berlin)
3-hours-session for trio 110€ pp,
for quartet 100€ pp, for quintet 90€ pp
Online instructions individual appointments
online via zoom
60€ per hour
free trial lesson

Education: Berklee College of Music, USA: Diploma
(summa cum laude)

Awards: 1. Preis Improvisationswettbewerb Leipzig, NDR-Musikpreis Hamburg, Wayne Shorter Award USA

References: Vibraphone instructions at the Technical University Cottbus, Brandenburg, courses as part of the Education Programme of the Berliner Philharmoniker, as well as at Hochschule der populären Künste Berlin and Berlin's Music Academy, Musicians of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Komische Oper Berlin, the Deutsche Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, the Kammerensembles Neue Musik Berlin, music-teachers, students of the Academy of Music Berlin Hanns Eisler, students of the Berlin University of the Arts UdK, freelance musicians, etc.

The course contents are individually customized, here some examples:
1 Variation-exercises on breathing, rhythm, motiv development, dynamic, articulation, tension and release, phrase length, pause length, consonance and dissonance, etc.
Beginners of improvisation are able to gather first experiences through focussing on single details (e.g. dynamics) while using simple tone material. Advanced improvisors learn how to develop their improvisations more expressively, excitingly and conquently.
2 Practical exercises on harmony and scale theory.
The students learn how to use all common scales in their harmonical context, how to analyse pieces in different styles and how to improvise on cadences up to whole pieces.