I started my teaching career in 2001, with violin, drumset and guitar lessons. Back then it was not a recognized music school like it is today; it was mainly a personal effort from a group of motivaded people who wanted to give children a chance to study music. Since then I had arround 25 studens a week every year. Now I give lessons in the whole string family, drumset and cajón, all range of guitars and some more. I plan in giving some classes for using Musescore for music teachers, students an composers. Stay tuned.
I started teaching computer software in 2015. The school was looking for a teacher with knowledge in a variety of software and they came to me. I teach Microsoft Word so the students can use it to present their assignments to meet the schools formats. I teach Excel so they can use it in real life situations. I teach Powerpoint, so students can make beautiful and effective presentations. The idea ist to mover over to free alternatives, because the licenses are expensive.
In the second year my students learn graphic design and I use Open Source software for this purpose. I teach how to use GIMP for Photo manipulation, and Inkscape for vector drawings.
I learned the technique in 2011, online at the Escuela Pianistica de Buenos Aires, in Argentina, with Prof. Hugo Landolfi. With his material and accompainment trough chat, skype and emails, we were able to solve any questions I had. I thank him for my success today. Click the picture to the right, to get more information about my services. (It is in German only for now)
Here is a brief summary in English:
One of my hobbies ist using the computer
I use the computer in several areas. First of all, after many years using Windows, I swicht to Linux and never looked back. It is the main OS for me in so many levels. Having said that, I prefer Open Source Software as opposed do proprietary. And here goes a list of uses and the software that goes along with it:
We are serving God at this church since 2001