Due to many years of his quality work with guitar students Josip is considered to be one of the best Croatian guitar pedagogues of the younger generation. He started to work as a guitar teacher when he was 23 years old and since then Josip taught numerous students from 5 years old to adults. His permanent students won numerous prizes at International and Croatian national competitions. Josip has been invited to hold masterclasses and to be a member of juries at various guitar events and competitions across Croatia and abroad.

Private lessons

Since he started to work as a guitar teacher in 2003 Josip has been giving private lessons to students of all ages and levels. During this period Josip developed his pedagogical and communication skills and he quickly manages to observe a student's skills and personal characteristics and consequently adapt his communication to the student needs. While teaching Josip uses all the knowledge and experience wich he collected during years of studying and working with students. Do not hesitate to contact Josip through contact form whether you want to learn to play classical or modern guitar music.
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Music school

Josip has been working as a guitar teacher since 2003 when he started to work in the Music school Postira (island Brač). In 2006 Josip became a permanent guitar teacher in Music high school Josip Hatze in Split. Since then he has been teaching guitar to students from 8 to 19 years old as well as preparing and organizing them for concerts and competitions in solo and chamber music. Josip was mentor to guitar teachers in their first working year and prepared probationary employees for their state exam. While working in the Music high school Josip Hatze his students were winners at many competitions and have won numerous prizes at Croatian national competitions as well as at International competitions in Italy (Gorizia European Guitar Competition), Germany (Andres Segovia Guitar Competition in Velbert), Serbia (Guitar Art festival) and Bosnia (Sarajevo International Guitar Festival). From December 2013 Josip has been teaching in Music school Bleser in Trier (Germany).

Courses and masterclasses

During his education Josip has attended numerous masterclasses with some of the most famous guitarists of our time: Costas Cotsiolis, Aniello Desiderio, Marcin Dylla, Zoran Dukić, Ricardo Gallen, Hubert Kappel, Carlo Marchione, David Russell, Pavel Steidl, Scott Tennant and Fabio Zanon. Josip uses knowledge and skills which he collected during these lessons in his pedagogical work and thanks to this he has been invited to give masterclasses at various guitar events across Croatia and abroad. In 2012 he became a permanent professor at the International Summer Music School in Pucisca (Croatia), since 2013 he leads the Winter Guitar Course in Solin (Croatia) and since 2014 Guitar Masterclass in Luxembourg within activities of Music Club of European Institutions.  During these courses Josip teaches students who wish to expand their knowledge in a relaxed environment and to get  familiar with new methods of performing in solo and chamber music as well as guitar orchestra.
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