Picture of Dirk Steinsträter


  • first music lessons on drums
  • by the age of fifteen he switches to bass and takes lessons with Frank Michaelis and Norbert Hotz
  • 1994 he wins a first price in the german competition "Jugend Jazzt"
  • Lessons/workshops with Gunnar Plümmer, Wayne Krantz, Zach Danziger, Martin Engelin, Manfred Bründel and Kai Eckhardt
  • 1995 Dirk takes part at the "Esphino Music Festival" in Portugal
  • 1996 first place in the comptetion "Lieder für den Sektor" from one of germanies leading radiostations EinsLive with the pop group "Suppe"
  • Appearences: Düsseldorfer Jazz Rally, Hildener Jazztage, Cologne Music Factory and the Brandenburger Jazzfestival
  • Several projects that include cd-productions and appearences in television and radio
  • 2003 - 2005 teacher at the Corpus-Guitar Musicschool
  • 2004 - 2007 instructor for electric bass at the Volkshochschule Düsseldorf
  • since 2004 private teaching at his homestudio in Düsseldorf
  • 2009 moving into "The Studio 147" in Düsseldorf