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From classic acoustic instruments and electric guitars to hardware and software, as well as high-grade lectures, tutorials, workshops and panel discussions, Musikmesse is an important source of information for visitors from the educational sector. The exhibitors in this field include trade associations, music universities and academies, etc.

Music 4 Kids

Music4Kids at Musikmesse: boy is playing an electric guitar

At Music4Kids young visitors have the chance to take their first musical steps and test instruments. On site, there will be a team of music teachers from the Frankfurt Music Academy to help participants how to use the instruments properly, so they quickly play their first notes and gain inspiration for making music themselves.

The area is split into different musical-instrument segments, so each group of instruments forms its own experiential world. The spectrum covered stretches from classic percussion, via guitars and string instruments, to electronic instruments, such as e-drums and digital pianos.

As in previous years, kindergarten groups from the entire Rhine-Main region are invited to participate.


Music4Kids is supported by music teachers from:

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Patricia Früh

Patricia Früh

Music Education Forum

lecture at the Music Education Forum

The Music Education Forum is aimed at everyone interested in the field of music education. On all days of the fair, lectures, panel discussions and workshops will offer insights into new forms of music education for different target groups, review the prevention and therapy of musician ailments and reveal the future perspectives of music, culture and education.

Music making by app or tablet, analogue or digital sheet music, music production as a career – these are just a few of the many subjects to be covered by the Music Education Forum. On the adjoining exhibition space, educational institutes and associations present their broad spectrum of services and facilities. In other words, you can discover everything that conservatories, academies and music colleges have to offer.

Conference: Music in Class

"Music in Class" Conference at Musikmesse

The ‘Classes make music’ conference is aimed at music teachers from general-education and music schools, as well as music students, and offers free lectures and discussions on subjects relevant to music teaching.

Prior registration is required for the ‘Classes make music’ conference. Please note that there is only a limited number of tickets.

Registration (german only)

Talk by Professor Buchborn

Not just in passing! The outlook for collaboration between schools, music schools and music clubs in the classroom teaching of music

Since the mid-1990s wind-instrument, stringed-instrument, band, orchestra and choral classes have been set up at many mainstream schools in Germany, so that now one can say that this specific form of teaching is well established. While in the past it was possible to allocate clearly separate tasks to such institutions as schools, music schools and music clubs in the educational landscape of music teaching, nowadays they are overlapping more and more, particularly in music classes. Learning instruments, playing in an ensemble and general mainstream music teaching are taking place in a close mutual context and are most closely interrelated in innovative projects. Thus the need is growing for collaboration at institutional, but particularly at individual level. The talk will set out models for organising music classes, cast light on studies into collaboration in practice, and indicate ways by which this collaboration can be strengthened in the teaching team.  


Winner SchoolJam 2019:  „Highheel Sneakers“ from Schwerin, Germany
Winner of the SchoolJam 2019: „Highheel Sneakers“ from Schwerin, Germany

Calling all school bands: the finale of SchoolJam, Germany’s biggest festival for young people, will be held during Musikmesse 2020. The winners of the regional finals will perform in the grand finale of the legendary contest in the Festival Arena of Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre on 4 April 2020

What are the prizes?

The winners of SchoolJam will play live at the Southside and Hurricane Festivals, as well as the Thomann Summer Festival. Additionally, satis & fy invite the winning band to take part in a coaching weekend at Studio 20/20 in Werne.

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SchoolJam is a collaboration between MM-Musik-Media-Verlag publishing company, the German Music Council (Deutscher Musikrat), the ‘respect’ initiative of the ‘Aktion Mensch’ charity, VIVA and Musikmesse Frankfurt. The Federal Ministry for Family, Seniors, Women and Young People has also been an official sponsor of SchoolJam.

Every year, well-known stars take part in the finale with the school bands on the Musikmesse stage. The winning band can look forward to a concert trip to Music China in Shanghai.

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