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Aaron Steiner

Artistic Major(s): Composition and Music Theory

Artistic & Pedagogical Education 

  • Master of Arts in Music Education (MA-ME) with Distinction, Major: Theory/Arrangement/Composition, Jam Music Lab University, 2019 - 2021
  • Diploma in Instrumental and Vocal Pedagogy (IGP) with Distinction, Major: Piano (Jazz/Popular Music), Jam Music Lab Conservatory, 2018 - 2019
  • Artistic Diploma (Konzertfach) with distinction, Major: Piano (Jazz/Popular Music), Jam Music Lab Conservatory, 2012 - 2016

Teaching & Research 

  • Lecturer for IGP Jazz/Popular Music (Faculty of Music Education), Jam Music Lab University, since 2023
  • Teacher for Jazz/Pop/Rock Piano, Keyboard and Music Production, Musikschule Deutsch-Wagram, since 2022
  • Summer Workshops with Children (Elementary Music), QM&A Kids Summer, since 2020
  • Piano Teacher in Private Practice, self-employed, 2016 - 2023
  • Lecturer for Piano (Jazz/Popular Music), Prayner Conservatory, 2018 - 2020
  • Piano Teacher (Jazz/Popular Music), Musikschule Klangspiele, 2016 - 2019
  • Piano Teacher (Jazz/Popular Music), Vienna Music School, 2016 - 2019
  • Lecturer for Piano (Jazz/Popular Music), Vienna Conservatory, 2017 - 2018
  • Piano Teacher (Jazz/Popular Music) as Maternity Cover, Musikschule Perchtoldsdorf, May - June 2017
  • Participation in Performance Art Studies # 76 "Distorted Horizon" Research & Art Performances in Krakow, as part of the Ulica Festival 2022
  • MA Thesis "Intermediales Komponieren im Instrumentalunterricht“, Jam Music Lab University, 2021
  • Contribution "Intermedial Composing in a Music Education Context" at the second INARJ Conference, International Network for Artistic Research in Jazz, 2020


  • Clap Clapinger: „Sobald Man Wieder Feiern Kann" (Single, Digital), Wunderschöne Records, 2021; „feiern und fallen" (EP, CD/Digital), Füdla Records, 2019
  • Killah Tofu: "Scarraphon" (Album, Vinyl/CD/Digital), Füdla Records, 2019; "Do The Pump" (Album, Vinyl/CD/Digital), Cracked Anegg Records, 2017
  • StadtLand MC: "Die HipHop Maschine" (EP, Tape/Digital), Root Train Records, 2014
  • Offbeatmafia: "Zweiundzwanzig" (Album, CD), Root Train Records, 2013

Further work experience 

  • Performer/Organizer/Conceptualizer at Cosmic Tuesday, event series for experimental and improvised music, since 2023
  • Vocals/Piano/Accordion/Songwriting with Clap Clapinger, Deutschpop Band, since 2015
  • Electronics/Keyboards/Composition with Teleport Collective; Electrocosmic Jazz Band, since 2014
  • Concerts in various formations: Újbuda Jazz Festival, Bock Ma’s Festival, World Bodypainting Festival, Kunstmue Festival, Wurmfestival, Gans Anders Festival, Open Hair Festival, Jazzwerkstatt Festival, Opus Jazzclub Budapest, Porgy & Bess, The MuTh, Lehartheater Bad Ischl, Spielboden Dornbirn, SKC Kragujevaz, Radiokulturhaus Wien, and more.

Prizes, awards, miscellaneous 

  • Merit Scholarship for Outstanding Academic Performance, Jam Music Lab University, 2021
  • Award of a Full Scholarship for Master's Studies, Jam Music Lab University, 2019