• 1982 to 1988 Diploma study at University for Music and Theatre Hannover:
   composition, arrangement, music theory
   with Prof. Anton Plate, Diether de la Motte and Harald Weiss

• 1984 one term study stay in Varansai, India

• 1986 foreign term at State Conservatory for Turkish Classic Music in Istanbul, Turkey;
   intrumental study of oud with Prof. Ömer Shatiroglu

• 1992-1994 intense studies of polyrhythmic percussion – study stays for several months
   in Conakry-Guinea Westafrika – lessons with Noumoudy Keita
   (Chief drummer of National Percussion Ensemble of Guinée, Conakry) and Famoudou Konate

• Since 1988 study of classic persian Santûr with master Behnam Manaheji;
   creation and developement of own compositoric concepts and aesthetics resulting
   from Santûr-specific sounding modal and rhythmic characteristics

• Violoncello with Wolfgang Zamastil

• 2007 – 2009 training in TaKeTiNa Rhythm pedagogy with Reinhard Flatischler and Cornelia   Flatischler

• Changgo with Bo-Sung Kim and Myung Hyun