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Robert Morandell

has been teaching classical guitar, electric guitar, electric bass, ensemble and musicianship since 2000 at the Tyrol Music Service (Tiroler Musikschulwerk), where he is Head of Plucked Instruments and Jazz, Rock & Pop. He is a jury member and the Tyrol regional organiser of the PODIUM JAZZ.POP.ROCK competition as well as jury member of Prima la Musica. He also leads workshops for teachers.

Christoph Gruber

studied jazz guitar and composition. Since 1999, he has been performing as a guitarist both live and in sessions, and also works as a theatre musician, composer and music producer. He is a lecturer at a diverse range of educational institutions and leads project management and marketing courses for musicians.

About the Authors

Robert Morandell and Christoph Gruber are both experienced teachers and practising musicians. Together they developed the didactic basics of ‚Rockodile‘.

Thanks to their years of experience as musicians and electric guitar teachers and the extraordinary team spirit of the two authors, a milestone in educational literature has emerged- a practice-oriented play and workbook that uniquely combines the fun of playing with the seriousness of instrumental teaching and learning.

Robert Morandell and Christoph Gruber are also an experienced team on the presentation stage. The workshops of both combine in an appealing way a rousing/intoxicating/sweeping mix of didactic seminar and entertaining concert.

Dan Neiss

is a graphic designer from Washington D.C. and has been working in Vienna since 1995. His clients include established brands, NGOs, advertising agencies, publishers, insurance and financial services, film and television productions, architects, theater productions, music distributors and software companies..

Graphic Design and Layout

Mathias Jan Daxner

The first caricatures Jan Daxner made were as a 7-year-old secretly under the desk at school, much to the displeasure of Madam Director. Later he tried to play a more respectable role as a flautist and instrumental pedagogue: permanent substitute at the national and state opera, engagements on the Vereinigte Bühnen, in Spanish orchestras, the last ten years in the Royal Oman Symphony Orchestra ...

But there was no way out - in the end the uncontrollable urge to scribble doodles on paper wins again and again.

The good thing is: you can sell that. And best of all: the Madam Director cannot forbid anything anymore.