Welcome! My name is Hans-Peter Becker
My goal is to bring happiness to you and your child’s life.
In times where anxiety and stress levels among children and youth are at an all-time high, I make it my mission to create a space for children to grow up as happy, emotionally-resilient and creative individuals.
With real connections, friendship and play being replaced by television, tablets and iPhones, Modern Music School provides children with opportunities to connect with peers, to form real friendships and to grow up as socially competent, responsible human beings.
It’s my belief that every child is born with unique talents, abilities and an all-encompassing love for learning. Both educators and parents alike can cultivate these innate talents and abilities. I’ve created this blog to share my latest discoveries, research and years of personal experience with you.
Born and raised in Germany, I am one of those for whom music has always held excitement.
After finding my verve for rhythm on the drums from a very young age, I followed my passion for drumming to LA to pursue a musical career.
After graduating from LA’s top contemporary music school, Musicians Institute, I began to make my mark on the German music scene and also teaching music lessons. Since it didn’t take me long to discover my natural talent and passion for teaching, I needed a space to accommodate a growing number of students and opened my first music school in Germany.
Modern Music School now has more than 80 locations throughout Germany, Greece and the United States.
At Modern Music School every child is creative. Every child can flourish and grow to reach his or her full potential.
The Modern Music School approach is inspired by Maria Montessori, the world-renowned Italian physician and educator who revolutionized early childhood education. She pioneered the style we use today, which primarily focuses on children’s natural development and independence.
Through our unique approach we’re also able to realize today’s leading principles of success and happiness in the Modern Music School classroom. By exposing students to these principles from an early age, Modern Music School enables them to grow up using these principles almost automatically. As a result, they lead happier, more successful and contented lives – and embrace a never-ending love for music.
Learn more about Modern Music School and what makes it the most innovative and highest quality music education in the industry here.
My latest book, “Unleash The Secrets of Education to Learn How to Raise a Happy Child,” compiles years of personal research, and sheds light on topics such as child development, education and learning.
It’s fitting that it was the prolific children’s author Hans Christian Andersen who said: “where words fail, music speaks,” because it’s never been truer than it is now.
Hans-Peter Becker, once a professional drummer, now educator, author and entrepreneur. It’s his personal mission to connect the world with music – and he’s succeeding. He is the founder of one of the largest music schools in the world: Modern Music School. In its more than 80 international branches (in Germany, US and Greece), Modern Music School has taught more than 100,000 musicians since 1987. He has worked with Hohner/Sonor as International Education Manager & Consultant, and founded the Los Angeles Music Academy (LAMA). LAMA offers full-time professional programs, from Professional Diplomas to Bachelor of Music, to international students seeking a career in music. In 2003 Hans-Peter established the first DJ School of it’s kind, VibrA School of DJIng, and Kling Klong, an early music education system.
Having coached more than 1000 Modern Music School teachers directly, Hans-Peter created a comprehensive, modern curricula used in Modern Music School’s own educational material. After founding the publishing company “Modu Publishing” in 2008, all text-books for Drums, Guitar, Bass, Keys, Vocals and DJing are now published in house. His latest books, “Unleash the Secret of Education and Learn how to Raise a Happy Child” and “7 Things you need to know, before starting music lessons,” are available in German and English. Part parenting and part music theory, “Unleash the secrets…” sheds new light on child development and education, whereas “7 Things..” helps parents (and musicians of all ages) better understand what to look for when choosing a music teacher.