Lessons & Workshops
„Manuel Siebs is undoubtedly one of the greatest hopes in the Swiss percussion scene! On the one hand he is a very virtuoso drummer and musician, on the other hand he has the best qualifications as a music teacher and workshop leader due to his open and engaging manner”
Stephan Rigert (musician, textbook author, examiner at the Lucerne University of Music)

Current course offerings

Canton of St. Gallen – Office for Elementary School
Djembe and percussion in school lessons (Course No. 6026) Saturday 2 June 2018 in Wil SG
swch.ch – School and Further Education Switzerland
Fresh trash percussion (Course No. 565) Saturday 26 May, 9 and 16 June 2018 in Bern
Djembe and percussion in school lessons (Course No. 191) Tuesday 17 July 2018 in Weinfelden TG
ZAL – Zurich Working Group for Continuing Education of Teachers
Recycled drums (Course No. 18-0403-24) Saturday 22 September 2018 in Zurich
Djembe, Cajon, Conga etc. in individual and group lessons in Wil SG
(Course dates and times on request)



Feedback from course participants

“The course on djembe was absolutely brilliant and I can only recommend it. Your cheerful, encouraging and authentic manner makes it easy for everyone to play the djembe and get out of yourself. I was able to take a lot of ideas for my music lessons and I am happy to try them out with my students. It was certainly not the last course I attended with you! :o) Thank you very much!!!!!“
D. Hepfer, Teacher Primary School

“The super trash percussion course still sounds and hammers in my head. Your open and joyful manner inspired me just as much as your great didactic skills. Your bright smile is just heartwarming!”

“Thank you very much for your cool class. I liked it very much. You have systematically built up the course, put together interesting rhythms and skillfully varied them. I was fascinated by your expertise. Your enthusiasm struck me and encouraged me to drum with my students.”
I. Lüscher, Teacher Primary School

„The workshop “Fresh Trash Percussion” was really grooving. Cool arrangements, funny instruments, clear instructions and above all your enthusiasm and humour were a perfect mix!!”

“I chose this course because I wanted to do something for myself. I had a very nice day and also experienced the arrangements as easy to realize. Thank you for your benevolent teaching and patience with us newcomers. It’s amazing that you immediately gave us the feeling of being able to perform, even though we were still at the very beginning.The notation and the small videos concerning the individual parts are a great help for me – I have already rehearsed everything again and would like to stay tuned. Maybe there’s a follow up in the future.
B. Engler, School Curative Education Teacher


Pedagogical activities

– Since 2012                                             Private lessons
– May 2014 – November 2015                Head of the music workshop for young people at the Albisbrunn Foundation, Hausen am Albis
– September 2014 – October 2014        Substitute teacher at the Lucerne University of Music (Djembe in group lessons)
– August 2015 – July 2016                      Music teacher at the Sonnenhof Primary School (intermediate school) in Kirchberg SG
– Since August 2017                                 Music teacher at the secondary school of Bazenheid SG
Several assignements as substitute teacher at the Prova Music School in Winterthur and at the Flawil Music School.
Course and workshop leader for: swch.ch, Canton of St. Gallen – Office for Elementary School, Uhuru Festival for Music and Dance

Please contact me

Email: info@manuelsiebs.com

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