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Hammond Organ


The study of the Hammond organ is divided into two fields of work. The first field comprises instrumental lessons on the Hammond B-3, while the second field puts the knowledge acquired into practice by playing the classical organ trio. The connection with the guitar and drum classes offers all students the valuable opportunity to broaden their musical horizons in ensemble work. 


Broadly Diversified, Practically Oriented, Individually

The focus of the study programme is the development of an artistic personality with all its creative potential, who confidently meets the requirements of the current music business. The basis for this is the comprehensive technical and musical training and promotion of creativity and independence.

Comprehensive Teaching of Playing

The aim is to learn all aspects of playing the classic Hammond B-3, from jazz, blues, funk, gospel, rock and pop to improvisation and solo playing, chord voicings and accompaniment techniques on the organ to developing bass lines (left hand bass), bass pedal technique, drawbar settings and the use of the Leslie Cabinet.

History of the Hammond B-3

It is indispensable for musical understanding to get to know the history of the Hammond B-3 in jazz, rock and pop. An essential part of this is the listening and analysis of important and style-forming musicians: 

Ensemble Lessons in the Classical Organ Trio Instrumentation

The classical jazz organ trio consists of Hammond B-3, guitar and drums. Within this ensemble, the skills learned in instrumental lessons are interactively implemented. Due to the special combination of instruments and the special aesthetics developed from them, the following main topics are taught:


Entrance Requirements


Study Curriculum & Documents



Professors and Lecturers

Contacts for all professors, lecturers and staff can be found here




Christian Zack/Foto: Simon Garbe
Ensemble "Bogenschützen" des Heinrich Schütz Konservatoriums Dresden/ Foto: HSKD