Markus Plattner

Markus Plattner

digital sheet music for artistic and educational purposes

Markus Plattner is a jazz guitarist, composer and teacher currently residing in Australia.

During a career spanning several decades he has worked in many different sectors of the music industry. He specialises in playing the Standard Jazz repertoire, as well as Latin Jazz (mostly Brazilian) and other popular styles. He is comfortable with electric and acoustic guitars as well as picked and finger style techniques.

Markus writes for many different ensembles and occasionally also for solo guitar. Most works incorporate some form of improvisation (mostly jazz or blues based). Due to extensive experience in writing for classical orchestras, he is competent in that sector as well, with 4 concertos for guitar and orchestra to his credit.

Markus is also a passionate teacher with decades of experience teaching all levels from beginner to aspiring professionals. He has taught extensively in Switzerland and Australia. From 2003 - 2015 he was Deputy Director of the Music School of Conservatorium Bern, heading the guitar, wind instrument, percussion and other sections. He was also in charge of the Jazz/Rock/Pop department for the same period.

Online Teaching is the latest venture in his career and anyone can book lessons with Markus.