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Rainer Langhans

I'm a passionate musician and educator, specializing in jazz and modern music. My academic journey began at Mozarteum University in Salzburg, where I initially studied visual arts and design technology before diving into my true passion for music, receiving a solid foundation in concert piano and organ.

My early enthusiasm for jazz led me to engaging jam sessions and music projects with musicians like Alan Praskin, Vusi Khumalo, Bakiti Khumalo, Victor Masando,  Thandi Klaasen and many more. I had the privilege of private lessons with renowned bass player Hans Rettenbacher and participated in a three-week jazz workshop with the legendary Herbie Hancock. As a pianist, I performed in Al Martino's Big band, adding depth to my musical experiences.

My career has taken me across diverse countries, including South Africa, Germany, Austria, Oman, Egypt, India, Morocco, and Saudi Arabia. I've excelled as a solo pianist, keyboardist in Pop Rock and Jazz Bands, and in roles as a musical director and conductor.

In the '90s, I founded and successfully managed "Mega Music," a school for modern music, theatre, and dance in Freilassing, Germany, with over 350 students and 15 teachers.

Driven by my passion for music education, I transitioned into a dedicated career as a school music teacher, specializing in IB and IGCSE programs. I also served as a band director at American schools and held the position of head of fine arts, overseeing music, theatre, visual arts, and dance. Since 2005, I've been wholeheartedly committed to this educational journey in various countries mentioned earlier.

During this time, I developed IMPACT, an ensemble teaching concept designed primarily for middle school music education in various international settings. My primary goal is to make music education meaningful, enjoyable, and accessible to students worldwide, nurturing their growth and fostering their love for music.

Education and Qualification

I have a bachelor's degree in Music, a teaching license from the administrative Senate for Education, Youth and the Family Berlin, Germany and a permit to teach IGCSE and IB Music.

Music Resources

This is where I collect and share my Music Teaching Resources.


If you would like to get in touch with me about my experiences as a Musician and Music Teacher (IB) (IGCSE).

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