TEACHER OF THE SEDONA MUSIC ACADEMY
Owner of Sedona Music Academy
Sandrina Sedona has been working as a live & studio singer for several years. She has been teaching her proven vocal technique for over 25 years with great success. She organizes numerous vocal workshops at home and abroad and runs her own vocal school "Sedona Music Academy". Sandrina also works with record companies as a vocal coach for well-known artists and teaches vocal teachers from all over Europe. Live she has sung for e.g. Paul Young, Alannah Myles, Bobby Kimball (Toto), Nik Kershaw, Nick van Eede (Cutting Crew), Johnny Logan, Tony Hadley (Spandau Ballet), Randy Brecker, Bill Evans, Till Brönner, Klaus Doldinger (Passport), Melanie C, Mike Stern, Kathrina & the waves and T' Pau. She also sang for Sam Brown, Nina Hagen, Udo Lindenberg, David Hasselhoff, Lisa Fitz, Lou Bega, Jennifer Rush, Weather Girls, Al Bano, Toto Cutugno and many others..... Her voice is known from many commercials (e.g. Mc Donalds), Disney movies (e.g. Mulan), various musicals and rock operas (e.g. Rocky Horror, Faust, Othello) and also through her tour in the opening act of Joe Cocker. Sandrina herself regularly attends advanced training courses at home and abroad, e.g. with Viktor Wooten (Prince) in Nashville, and improvisation with Joey Blake, Rhiannon and David Worm (all three teachers at the Berklee-school Boston and members of the Bobby Mc Ferrin Voicestra) and with Melissa Cross (USA), Alberto Quarello (Italy), Guillermo Rozenthuler (Buenos Aires / UK)
Guitar (electric & acoustic)
Christian Benke is a qualified jazz guitarist whose range extends from jazz, rock, pop,
folk, chanson, musical to Americana and bluegrass. For 25 years he has been a sought-after teacher at music institutes for 25 years and now also teaches at the Sedona Music Academy. In addition to several bands (Huckeberry Five, Roberta Kelly...) He also played in orchestras at home and abroad. As a choir singer he has been on stage with Chris de Burgh and has composed and produced at Peter Gabriel's, Realworldstudios with his life partner, the singer, composer & producer Sandrina Sedona, the track "Trust", which has just been released internationally. He is currently on stage with Sandrina Sedona and the programme "RED BIRD". With much joy and
patience he encourages and inspires hs students to unleash their full potential.
In his younger years, Andreas Dirscherl hosted his own radio and hip-hop show as well as several daily shows at Radio 2DAY in Munich. After his formal voice and speech training, Andreas has now been a news-caster and voice artist at Bayerischer Rundfunk since 1997, where he can be heard on the news, in radio plays and in features. At the same time, Andreas has been teaching the F.M Alexander Technique for 20 years. This technique is particularly effective for singers, speakers and actors, who he actively supports in developing and expanding their voice, presence and personal expressiveness. Main topics are better posture, free breathing and effortless uprightness. Tensions will get released and unfavorable habits are made conscious and broken down. The result is more authenticity and liveliness in presenting oneself. "Andreas' work gives tailwind: I always become aware of the quality of his work when I notice how quickly and easily, I move forward."...and not to forget:
Andreas also heats things up mightily as a DJ at our obligatory workshop parties :-)
Composition, Arrangement, Production
Almost 40 years of composition, music production, concerts, yoga & meditation have shaped his path.
The multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer Yann Kuhlmann wrote countless pieces of music in all styles for international works, TV and cinema films, TV & radio commercials, product and company presentations and his compositions can also be found on the well known cult chill lounge compilations of the "Café Del Mar". His albums DJAYA YOGA, MEDITATION & MUSIC are very well received. With his multi-instrumental sound journeys to Tanja Seehofer's Yin Yoga, Kuhlmann pioneered the DJAYA YOGA project and paved the way for multi-layered sound healing and self-discovery in the field of applied yoga practice. In particular, heart healing and trauma processing are in the foreground here. Here he works mainly in the 432Hz tuning. He has been practising yoga for 30 years and has learned various meditation techniques (TM, Zen, Yoga). His interest in the healing effects of sounds is reflected in all his productions. A new solo album in English and French is currently in production.
Composition, Arrangement, Production
For more than 20 years, Roald Raschner has been working as a musician, producer and composer and is at home in many styles. During his education at the Jazz-School Munich he started working with Hans-Jürgen Buchner and his group Haindling. He worked there as musical director, co-producer and co-composer until 2004, and as producer he supervised artists such as Hubert von Goisern, Stan Bush, Chaka Khan, Werner Schmidbauer, Sissi Perlinger and many others. The albums were awarded the German Record Prize and the AZ Star of the Year, among others. Hubert von Goisern's album "Omunduntn" went double platinum. As a composer, the breakthrough came in 1993 with "Anytime & Anywhere" (Stefan Massimo & the Deli Cats). The single was represented in all European charts and made it into the top ten in several countries, including Germany. In addition to writing songs, Roald Raschner has long been involved with film music and new music. He wrote series music for ZDF and BR and radio jingles for Ö3, Antenne Bayern and many other stations. Since 2006 Roald produces and writes a lot of club music and is successful with labels like Milk & Sugar or Plattform B. His current house production "Happy" (artist: DJ Yves Musasca) is currently number 14 in the German dance charts.
PATRICK GRANADO (Phillipines)
Vocals & Performance
Patrick Granado was born in Manila, Philippines and grew up in a family of musicians. He was active in professional choirs at a young age and performed in several children's musicals. In 1991 he moved to Germany, sang in several bands and deepened his skills in music genres such as soul, funk, rock, musical, pop and jazz. In 1997 he received the title "Voice of Munich 1997". 1998 In "Streetworker" in the leading role as Speed. 2001 he performed as a singer and dancer in the "Electricity Show" on many famous stages in Germany. 2002 he won the 1st place at the "Aqua Turbo Contest", 2004 the 1st place at the "Munich's New Stars Rock Band Contest". 2004 to 2005 in "Beauty and the Beast" , 2005 in "Miss Saigon" as Cover Thuy. 2006 he started as Vocal Coach. Then he took over the musical direction of the ensemble on the cruise ship MS Amadea. There Patrick sang and danced in shows like "Cats", "Moulin Rouge", "Lord of The Dance" and presented his solo show "As Time Goes By". In 2008, together with excellent musicians, he founded the bands "Dynamite Tonite" and "Roadway" . Since 2010 in "The Gala Night Of The Stars" as a double for Sammy Davis Jr, Stevie Wonder, Jake Blues, Nat King Cole and Michael Jackson (Over The Rainbow Shows) 2011 "Jesus Christ Superstar" as Judas.
ILEANA COSMOVICI (ITALY)
Filmmaker, Director, Author
The director Ileana Cosmovici is a graduate of the Film Academy and studied theater, art history and German language and literature at the LMU. She made numerous films (Ich zähl bis zehn, Aschermittwoch, Vampirwind, Versponnen) and documentaries (Mond im Skorpion, Die Gründungsgeschichte der St. Anna Schwestern and the children's opera Brundibár), as well as some commercials (e.g. No liquids). Since 2012 she has also been working at the film school in the field of advertising. She was a jury member at the Filmfest München, in Lithuania and at the Fünfseenfestival. As a lecturer, she led her own acting group for several years. For some time now she has also been producing music video clips and is active as a writer, director and editor
DAVID BERTOK (Slowakia/USA)
Composition, Arrangement, Production
Music and the piano were in David Bertok's cradle. Already in early childhood he began to devote himself to music and to study it. After years of study at various After years of study at various universities (Munich, Dinkelsbühl, Hamburg, Augsburg) and three degrees, the Bratislava-born musician settled back in Munich. As a composer he knows no boundaries of genres. He is literally at home in all styles and epochs, whether classical piano, film music, jazz or progressive rock. Whether arranging, soundscaping, composing or recording, David Bertok is the right man for each of these areas -and beyond. David is active in various bands as a keyboardist, songwriter and producer, such as Dreamscape and Subsignal, who went straight into the German album charts with their latest album "Touchstones". He has also been active for many years as a teacher for piano/keyboard and guitar, as well as a coach for arranging and songwriting. and has released his own album. Currently he lives in Los Angeles and is a very successful composer
of film-music for well-known stars.
BARBARA DUCHOW (France)
Yoga, Acting, Performance
Barbara Duchow is an actress, power yoga teacher, trainer and business coach and holds degrees in design and performing arts. She has worked as a director, producer and creator of major shows for 20 years and has developed deep skills through her activities. An album of her own has just sprung from her pen. Barbara uses her skills as a performing artist in her coaching sessions, coupled with her intuitive understanding of the challenges of a stage, and focuses on language and body work to get each participant's energy flowing and obstacles out of the way for new expressive possibilities. Barbara teaches power yoga, which is specifically geared for the mindful awareness of a stage performer. Flow / presence and mindfulness are practiced, which is then applied to the performance and singing. In this way one can open up to a connected, authentic kind of performance that allows for all dynamics. It is about the flow between the individual and the collective and in the performance context, the flow between music, audience and singer. With these exercises she supports the ability to set goals Her goal is to discover in each of her students unimagined creativity and productivity and the dissolution of obstacles that disrupt the flow of energy.
The keyboardist, pianist and composer, Charles Leimer, who lives in Ingolstadt, received classical piano lessons from the age of 10 and at the same time became involved with contemporary jazz and pop music. Later, he studied at the Munich University of Music with Gitti Pirner (piano). Charles Leimer made a name for himself in the Munich music scene with countless concerts and guest appearances. Since the 80's he has toured with bands of jazz, soul, funk, gospel, ethnic, pop and rock styles. He is also present as a studio musician and in television shows. He performs his compositions with his own bands, such as Gazebo (jazz-rock), Steps of Spirit (fusion), Systemtwo (pop) and MorgenRoth (pop). In 1999 Charles Leimer received the jazz promotion award of the city of Ingolstadt.
FRANÇOIS GOESKE (France)
Looper, Beatbox, Acting
François Goeske, as musician "Wooden Crown", was born in 1989 in Saint Doulchard, France, and lives in Germany. François discovered his love for music in early childhood and was accepted into the children's choir of the Bavarian State Opera, where he demonstrated his talent. He appeared on stage there as a soloist in LA BOHÈME and PIQUE DAME, among others. Finally, he was cast as the lead in Uli Bree's musical TEDDY. As Kreuzkamm Jr, the math, physics and chemistry genius, he thrilled more than 1.7 million viewers at the cinema in 2002 in the remake of Erich Kästner's DAS FLIEGENDE KLASSENZIMMER. Shortly thereafter, he lent his singing voice to Mogli in the German version of Disney's DAS DSCHUNGELBUCH 2. Numerous feature films followed in which he was cast in leading roles, such as: Bergkristall, French for Beginners, The Treasure Island, The Bridge, Lost Place, Besser als nix. He has received numerous awards and nominations for his performances. In 2012 he was awarded the Young and Wild Award for "Best Actor". In the summer of 2014, Goeske was seen for the first time in a leading double role in the music video for the number one hit "TRAUM" by "CRO". Later, numerous performances followed with the vocal trio "Off The Cuff", as well as the current duo "Sand Francis Co". Both groups are characterized by unique songs improvised from the moment, using only voice / vocals and beatbox.
Vocals & Performance
After graduating from high school, Petra Scheeser started her career as a singer and lyricist with the German pop group WIND. After millions of record sales, seven LP's and high chart positions, the singer left the band at the end of '92 to pursue her own projects. This was followed in 1996/97 by the establishment of the vocal branch at the Downtown Music Institute in Augsburg and, from 1998, a teaching position at the Berufsfachschule für Musik in Dinkelsbühl. Since 1991 Scheeser has been working with the composer and keyboardist Oliver Hahn, with whom she founded the jazz duo PAO (Support Dionne Warwick) in 2000. In addition to PAO www.paomusic.de Petra Scheeser sings and writes in the Munich funk band Jacuzzi www.funkme.de, which was awarded the German Rock and Pop Prize for the best Funk & Soul Album 2006 for its third CD, and in the band Showermusic founded by Axel Kühn (SWR-BigBand) and Klaus Sperber (Edo Zanki). www.showermusic.de 2005 followed a teaching position at the Pop Academy in Mannheim, founded by Udo Dahmen, the first university for pop music in Germany. Petra regularly attends advanced training courses herself, e.g.: Improvisation with Joey Blake , Rhiannon and David Worm (all three teachers of the Bereklee-school Boston and members of the Bobby Mc Ferrin Voichestra) and with Melissa Cross (USA).
GUILLERMO ROZENTHULER (Argentina / UK)
Vocals & Improvisation
Guillermo Rozenthuler is a singer & educator from Argentina, now resident in UK. He's been encouraging amateurs & professionals to free their voices and to have fun singing together for over 20 years. He believes in the link between singing & wellbeing. Guillermo works on opening up the body, breathing, musicianship,improvisation, vocal techniques, rhythm-groove, interpretation, phrasing, musicianship, arrangements, performance and deepening the understanding of a song. His latest collaboration with UK musicians is “Musica Paradiso’ with British jazz star Tina May. Alongside this, his projects are: ‘Agora’, with Latin Jazz pianist Edward Simon, and an album with the London Tango Orchestra. A soulful singer and a versatile improviser, Guillermo’s originals and his distinctive take on popular songs from Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and Cuba are sometimes influenced by Middle Eastern and Indian vocal styles. After moving to London, Guillermo immersed himself in the melting pot of European, African & Asian influences that define the musical landscape of the city. In 2007 he achieved a Masters degree with distinction in Ethnomusicology (Middle Eastern music) at SOAS and studied as well with Bobby Mc Ferrin and Rhiannon (Berklee) “Guillermo has rocked me with his amazing swinging versatility. A true World Music journey!” Mark Murphy, vocal jazz legend. His solo performances combine ‘passion & tenderness with a rare rhythmic precision’ (Guardian). ‘Guillermo has that star quality’ (Sheila Jordan, legendary jazz vocalist)
Vocals & Performance
Conny Kreitmeier has been working as a vocal professional in Europe for many years. She graduated in jazz at the Munich Jazzschool e.V. and continued her education over many years in numerous workshops and trainings in the areas of breathing, speech, speech therapy, dance, acting and improtheater. She acquired her musical know-how and her creativity in the area of interpretation and show through numerous projects in the rock, pop and jazz area, which she always carried out on her own. Conny has been teaching for many years privately and also in the Downtown Music Institute Augsburg and leads the main subject singing in the intensive course for rock and pop. She has coached numerous young artists especially in the field of rock, hip-hop, rap & funk for their CD recordings. Well over 1000 performances as a front and backround singer indicate Conny's vast experience in singing. She sang for The Weather Girls, Jennifer Rush, Chris de Burgh, Klaus Doldinger, Bully Parade, Eisbrecher and many more. Her most famous project from her own workshop was the "Orchester Bürger Kreitmeier", with which she was awarded several prizes (German Kleinkunstpreis 2006, Prix Pantheon 2004, European Kleinkunstpreis 2004, Thüringer Kleinkunstpreis 2004) and was booked for numerous TV shows. At the moment she also devotes herself to acting on theater stages. In addition to her live projects she works
as a studio singer, lyricist, arranger & composer.
The pianist and composer Martin Bischof is at home in many styles. At a young age he learned his playing style from rock keyboardists like Keith Emerson, Rick Wakeman, John Lord and Brian Auger. He studied jazz piano at the FMZ Munich, church organ and piano at the Leopold Mozart Conservatory and at the Hochschule für Musik in Augsburg with Karl Maureen. Workshops with Jean- Claude Zehnder (CH) and Ewald Kooiman (NL) gave additional impulses. In addition to his classical training, he refined this knowledge with jazz workshops with Wolfgang Lackerschmid and through private lessons with jazz pianist David Gazarov from Azerbaijan. As a church musician he accompanied classical singers and soloists, gave solo organ concerts, piano concerts and also performed with orchestra. After this time, he returned to his musical roots and has now been on the live scene for many years in a wide variety of musical formations. Starting with the swing of the Golden Twenties to tribute bands (Deep Purple, Pink Floyd, Eric Clapton) to progressive/psychedelic rock formations. In 2012 he toured as a keyboardist with the style-defining stoner rock band "Colour Haze" on the hottest stages in Europe. His playing on the Hammond organ, Rhodes, Clavinet and old analog synthesizers lets the spirit of the old keyboard wizards shine. He has also been seen and heard on stages with Sandrina Sedona. Currently he serves the keys in the bands "Think Purple" and is as a pianist.
ERIN PERRY (USA)
Vocals & Performance
Erin Perry has been performing live on stage and TV in the USA and Europe for many years. Erin learned in Los Angeles according to the famous Seth Riggs method with Ron Anderson.In Germany she taught at the free music center in Munich and has been giving private lessons for many years. Erin has sung for Paul Young, Haddaway, Johnny Logan, Milk & Sugar, Wolfgang Schmidt, Zoe, Gospel Group "Spirit of Joy", Albert C. Humphrey, Todd Wolfe (Sheryl Crow) and Michel Moore among others. She shared the stage with musical greats such as Mike Pinera, Michel de Barre and Spencer Davis. As a musical performer, she also appeared in the musical "Nights On Braodway." She toured with her own band "The Erin Perry Band" opening for Uriah Heep, Ten Years After and Ray Wilson (Genesis, Stiltskin) .As a songwriter she composed "Do You Care" for the TV series "Red Mile".
ADRIANO PRESTEL (ITALY)
Vocals & Improvisation
An extraordinary singer who can only come from another planet. In fact, Adriano Prestel, born in the Pleiades, once made a name for himself during his tour of space and time with guest appearances on various star fleets (including Startrek and Voyager). After a hard training during a captivity with the Klingons, which forced him to develop a very special singing technique, he was able to escape to Earth with the help of the famous Captain Picard. There he was first perceived as an oddity, but very quickly appreciated his extraordinary singing and gave him a place to work, where he regularly presents his art with talented earthlings and makes it accessible to the public. (Congress Bar Munich). Finally, I was able to win him over to be a lecturer in Tuscany in the summer of 2015. Now that he has become a permanent resident on Earth, work is underway on a CD that will be released shortly. A homepage is available, but it is not accessible in this star system. However, you can find many samples in the YOU-TUBE channel, which is combatible for us. At the beginning the recordings were made hidden in a broom closet because of his origin www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBOde-XksZw then one ventured into a kitchen www.youtube.com/watch?v=otSAsdYbUKY and now it is already produced publicly in earthly recording studios www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrXgEMRJHKY and also on large public stages, since one issued him an Italian-German earth citizen passport. www.youtube.com/watch?v=65S9PXdp33I
LIPA MAJSTROVIC (SPAIN)
Vocals & Performance
Lipa Majstrovic was born in Paris, and grew up multicultural in France, Croatia and Spain. Her life is an exciting journey through different countries, languages and professions. After studying physics, she decided to completely dedicate herself to her true passion, music. Not only does she perform on stage as a live artist, she also lends her voice to studio productions and is a motivating, fantastic vocal coach. Stylistically, Lipa has always followed her heart, always open to new and inspiring things. This is how she comes up with different musical styles such as rock, soul, funk, pop, jazz and even Spanish folk music. This flexibility is reflected in her singing. Lipa's versatile, unique voice allows her to interpret effortlessly and soulfully. Those who experience Lipa live will be deeply touched and filled with energy, passion and beauty. Two of her current projects are Cantarela and The DiLorettes. She enjoyed her vocal training with Kim Nazarian (New York Voices), Sheila Jordan and Michael Schiefel, among others. Excerpts of her musical career: Performances with the SWR Big Band, Paul Kuhn, Max Greger, Hugo Strasser, Ambros Seelos, the Harald Rüschenbaum Big Band, Ecco DiLorenzo and His Innersoul and many others. Singer of the Singing Bee Band (TV show on Pro Sieben 2008) Main juror of the national competition "Jugend Musiziert" in pop singing Head of the vocal department and lecturer at the Downtown Music Institute in Augsburg Head of the workshop "Singen Befreit!" as part of the "Erfolgreich Wünschen" - seminars with bestselling author Pierre Franckh.