Hacklmusic Trumpet / Flgh Lessons (Classical & Jazz), Music Production & Equipment Optimization

Hacklmusic Trumpet / Flgh Lessons (Classical & Jazz), Music Production & Equipment Optimization

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  • Adam Holzman

    Franz is an excellent teacher and master trumpet player. He can cover a very broad range of styles, one of the reasons why he is a top player in the New York scene. He is excellent at working with students and helping them find their voice. He is also great when it comes to instrument design and miking techniques.

  • John

    With Mr. Hackl, you get not only world-class training and experience, but also access to the best equipment and technological skill!

  • Michael

    Franz is a master musician and teacher. I really like how he teaches and would recommend him for any player looking to improve.

  • Rubens

    Excellent

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About this pro

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professional trumpet player & maker

developed over the past 26 years my own playing and practicing technique

my teaching methodology how to  play brass instruments the most efficient way works for every level and age group 

The lip is the sound source which creates a standing airwave within the instrument and the  trumpet functions as a filter and amplifier. 

I also developed a special  tongue technique which requires less movement when phrasing notes ( single, double and triple tongue) and therefore is faster, requires less effort, is very versatile, usable in any style of music and is much more accurate in hitting the notes. 

If you understand these two aspects and are able to implement them you perform better with practicing less. 

I cover  all aspects of trumpet playing ( technique, breathing, posture, embochoure, equipment, phrasing, sight reading, improvisation, high range, endurance, sound quality, repertoire etc.). 

I'm teaching in an acoustically calibrated trumpet studio & offer professional recording services to my students. This is a great teaching and career tool for listening back and putting demos together. 

I'm an award winning international touring artist and clinician (US, Austria, Brazil, Germany, Tunisia, Indonesia, Finland, Poland, Italy etc.), hand crafting innovative horns & accessories, artistic director and founder of the Outreach Music Festival & Academy (established 1993), alumnus of the Conservatory of the City of Vienna (Austria) & Manhattan School of Music (Masters Degree)

I love it that my system works very well for all levels and age groups. 

Currently my youngest student is 8 years old and my oldest one is 76. They are an inspiring mixture of beginners, music majors, comeback players, intermediate players, professionals, music teachers, members of brass bands, elementary - middle and high school students. 

I find it very exciting developing the best individual practice methods for each trumpet player based on his/her experience, talent, style of music, practice time available & short and long term goals. 

I also enjoy very much advising  and custom fitting the perfect equipment setup so it works perfectly with your playing style. 

It's all about the music and the more efficient you play the horn the more you can focus on the music. 

I enjoy the challenges and inspiring experience being a part of your journey becoming the best musician you can be. 

 

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Q & A

What is your typical process for working with a new student?

First I ask the customer what he/she wants to achieve in terms of short and long term goals. Then I analyze the body language and level of playing and develop with the customer together an optimized practice routine taking into account how much practice time he/she can invest. The goal is to play the most efficient way and to become your own teacher. This will guarantee constant improvement. I also can be helpful finding or adjusting the equipment so it serves best the preferred playing style. If my customers play on a professional level I will recommend them for gigs as well.

I also if this is wanted will incorporate apps and computer programs in my teaching. This can be of great additional benefit.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I graduated from the Conservatory of the City of Vienna in Austria and have a Masters Degree from the Manhattan School of Music in NYC both as a trumpet major. 

I'm a professional brass instrument maker and did learn my trade at my family owned business in Austria. I own a US patent for a brass instrument mouthpiece system and designed or co-designed several trumpet and flügelhorn models ( Hybrass which is half brass and half wood) and trumpet accessories ( Defkexxbrass an acoustic monitoring system). Since 1993 I run the Outreach Music Academy.


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

I offer different packages depending on the duration of the lesson and if the customer comes to my trumpet studio ( I'm teaching in an acoustically calibrated room) or if I teach  at the customer's house or online. 

It's best to request a quote on an individual basis.


How did you get started teaching?

I started playing the trumpet over 40 years ago. My father is a great trumpet player and brass instrument maker so I grew up with it.

I was a child protégé starting playing solos with local brass bands when I was 11. When I turned professional and moved to NYC over 25 years ago I started to tour internationally and at the same time was offered to teach Masterclasses and at workshops in many different countries ( USA, Austria, Germany, Poland, Tunisia)

I enjoy this very much since I combine my expertise as a professional player, educator and brass instrument maker and love to help musicians become better instrumentalists so they can focus on music and don't have to worry about high range, endurance, tone quality etc.


What types of students have you worked with?

I love it that my system works very well for all levels and age groups. 

Currently my youngest student is 8 years old and my oldest one is 76. They are an inspiring mixture of beginners, music majors, comeback players, intermediate players, professionals, music teachers, members of brass bands, elementary - middle and high school students. 

I find it very exciting developing the best individual practice methods for each trumpet player based on his/her experience, talent, style of music, practice time available & short and long term goals. 

I also enjoy very much advising  and custom fitting the perfect equipment setup so it works perfectly with your playing style. 

It's all about the music and the more efficient you play the horn the more you can focus on the music. 

I enjoy the challenges and inspiring experience being a part of your journey becoming the best musician you can be. 


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I'm fond of my Outreach Music Academy & Festival  which I established in 1993 and it developed into one of the most important music festivals and academies in Europe. 

2016 was the most successful edition ever and expanded plans for 2017 are already in place. 2 of the main  radiostations in Germany and Austria (WDR3 and Ö1) record the whole festival which features internationally established artists from the fields of jazz, classical, contemporary classical, progressive rock, chamber music and folk music. The academy is attended by an average of 140 students.


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

The NYC area has so many great trumpet players and teachers.

Some of them are both.

Take advantage of this wonderful situation and get  information  and/or take lessons from a few trumpet players to make sure finding the best fit for your needs. 


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

How much time they can invest in practicing. 

Where they want to be musically in short, mid and long term.

What are their plans if any are for live performances & recording projects.