Philosophy

Kohutek is something between school, community and platform. We founded it for the purpose of education, instruction and openness in the field of music. We are a vaguely bound group of professional musicians connected with the Brno "Jazz" scene and with the dance school Swing Wings. 
Our goals:

  • We want to raise awareness of the genres we love. 
  • We want to get people to play actively, to start bands and to start to compose. 
  • We want to inspire to listen to music. 
  • We don't want to be surrounded by a culture for which Dbmaj7#11/C is just an unnecessarily complicated wifi-password 

Lessons

We teach in groups and individually. The group courses take place in six-week-waves, which are coordinated to fit the teaching-waves of the Swing Wings dance school. The lecturers of the group subjects may change after a wave or two.

Private lessons

Private lessons can be arranged with each lecturer, regular ones as well as "now-and-then" ones. These classes are suitable for everyone!

Cena standardně 500,- za lekci. (60 minut)
Vyjímečně to může být i o něco víc, záleží na domluvě s lektorem.

 

Bands

Bands are at the heart of our teaching. However, they are not suitable for complete beginners. Before playing in a band, it is advised to have some theoretical and practical foundations at hand. (In normal times...) the purpose of each wave is to rehearse repertoire for a performance that takes place in the end of the wave. The specific focus of the bands changes with each wave and or teacher. In general, we teach this:

  • swing
  • jazz
  • blues
  • soul 
  • funk
  • czech folk music (pop or traditional) 

We also have a choir! 

We also coach existing bands. 

Theoretical subjects

These subjects are closely linked to practice. The lessons themselves tend to have a practical part. You can immediately use the acquired skills in bands. In general we teach: 

  • music theory
  • basics of ear training
  • intonation
  • rhythm seminar

Group teaching of instruments

These classes are not suitable for complete beginners. We recommend starting with a few private lessons. In general we teach:

  • vocals
  • vocal warm-up
  • piano
  • acoustic guitar
  • electric guitar
  • ukulele
  • cajon
  • wind instruments

Schedule

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Vít Beneš

Guitar, ukulele

Ondra Zámečník

Klavír, akordeon

Hynek Čejka

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Martin Matuška

Double Bass, bass guitar

Kristián Kuruc

Drums, percussion, cajons

Michal Cálik

Trumpet, wind instruments

Géraldine "G" Schnyder

Vocals, music theory

Janek Čarek

Vocals, guitar

Petr Svoboda

Keyboard instruments

Adam Sikora

Drums, percussion

Petr Pospíšil

Doublebass, bassguitar vocals

Classrooms

We have two equipped classrooms - Kurník and Šopa. There is a piano, drum kit, guitar and bass combo, keyboards, sound system, microphones and cables.
If you don't have your own instrument, we can lend you an electric guitar, bass guitar, a cajon, a flute or even a ukulele for your lessons. 

Contact

Franz Kafka Špitál
Koliště 43
Brno


4th floor
black doors to the left
first two rooms on the right Kurník and Šopa

FAQ

  1. Do I need to bring my own equipment? (instrument / microphone / amp)
    You definitely don't have to bring microphones and amps! You don't even have to bring bigger instruments like piano, keyboard or drums! If your instrument is mobile, you'd better bring your own, but if you don't own an electric guitar, bass guitar, cajon, ukulele, we'll lend you something for the lesson. 
  2. Do I have to able to read notes?
    You don't have to. It's just one way to write music. There's no reason to necessarily do it exactly like that.
    You definitely can learn reading notes with us, but our teaching is not based on them. If knowledge of reading notes in a subject is required, we will inform you about it in the description.
    When teaching theory and communicating in bands, we work mainly with the names of tones and chords. Not with notes as a graphic notation.
  3. I would like to play a favorite song of mine with the band, is it possible?
    Yes. We try to make bands defined by genre, because each genre requires a different set up. But we are happy to accommodate you with specific songs.