After having taught at the universities of Hamburg and Weimar, Germany, Lars Seniuk teaches now as an Professor of jazz trumpet, ensemble and big band at the Music And Arts University (MUK) in Vienna, Austria as well as at the University of Music and Theater in Frankfurt, Germany (Arranging and Conducting). He also teaches soloists and orchestra musicians in Berlin, Hamburg and Vienna and gives workshops and masterclass all over the world.
Lars Seniuk is known as one of the leading experts on brass players' embouchure and technique problems. He uses a broad variety of methods and is a certified Burba®Brass teacher.
In 2022 he was one of the awardees at the "Ars Docendi - Austrian State Award for Exellence in University Teaching", being awarded for his ensemble class at the MUK Vienna.
„Profound knowledge, combined with unwavering optimism, charakterizes Lars‘ teaching. His analytical view on the roots of technical problems always leads to a solution-oriented and successful approach. He is able to not only give the theoretical background, but always provides clear and practical instructions for one‘s practicing. I am very grateful for his humorous and consequent way of teaching. He definitely ranks as one of the world’s leading chop doctors.Stefan Houy (principal trumpet Hamburg Philharmonic)
With the highest possible respect,"
"Lars‘ enormous competence and reassuring nature gave me the courage to change my embouchure after 30 years of being a professional brass player. The result is without exaggeration a technical rebirth which gives me the ability to play things I hardly was able to play ever before – and I can feel that it’s still getting better each day. I wish every colleague to experience this motivation: playing and practising is more fun than ever before. I hardly wanna put my instrument away. Plus I have the certainty to be in the best hands possible and to be able to get profound advice at any time. Thank you, Lars!"Christophe Schweizer (Lecturer of jazz trombone at the University of Music Leipzig, trombonist at Lion King Hamburg, ex Mingus Big Band, George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band)
"At a masterclass I realized how inefficient my breathing was. Right away, on my way home, I contacted Lars. Already during our first lesson, through his exact analysis, he exposed my technical weaknesses right away. Lars gave me very useful and valuable exercises for all musical and technical areas, which helped me develop a level of consistency I had never reached before. He became a mentor for me who, through his knowledge, profound methods and positive and solution-oriented thinking, always motivates and enables me to enhance my playing."Andreas Meissl (trumpet player Synchron Stage Orchestra Vienna, film music orchestra)
"Mindfulness, accuracy, knowledge and proficiency describe this man, who helps so many of "us" get through their musical careers successfully. With utmost attention, strict but humble, he accompanies his students on their individual paths. He always has an encouraging smile - "we will get you there" - and the perfect tips, no matter whether it's about playing or the inner attitude. An amazing human being and mentor in every aspect."Attila Szegedi (principal trumpet Symphonics Hof)
"I went to see Lars Seniuk, because I was facing some problems with my playing technique and was looking for something providing me with more stability as a trumpet player. What I got was all that plus so much more. Because of Lars and his method not only my trumpet playing improved a lot, but he also put me on the track of success. He embodies positive thinking, profound knowledge and hard work and thus acts as a role model as well as a consequent teacher, who demands you to do everything you need to be successful as a trumpet player and musician. I am deeply grateful for that."Hans Lehmann (principal trumpet Philharmonic Orchestra Ulm)
“To play effortlessly and with ease as well as with technical precision, endurance and range – that is something I could only dream of before I took lessons with Lars. He always got me out of every low and there is nothing more satisfying than the feeling of making constant progress and checking off all the goals on your list one by one. You don’t just benefit from Lars’ logical and profound method for both music and technique, but also develop a healthy mindset towards music business, which is crucial. Thank you so much, Lars!”Erik Konertz (Lecturer of jazz trombone at the University of Music Hanover)
„Lars guided me through a very demanding period with tremendous playing technique issues and had an important role in unlocking the creative force within me. His detailed understanding of playing a brass instrument combined with his fine musicianship and personality makes him unique.”Martin Olsen (Posaunist, Komponist, Dirigent)
"In Lars Seniuk I found a coach, who helped me develop every aspect of my trumpet playing through his competence, consistency and his friendly and humourous character and teaching. I am very grateful for that."Martin Frieß (trumpet player Hamburg Philharmonic)