Matthias Philipzen

The Sound Tutor

Since the mid-1990s, Matthias Philipzen has been teaching the right way to play the Cajon with tireless enthusiasm. He was one of the first to professionalize Cajon workshops and diversified his offer from beginner courses to master classes and manager teambuilding events. If you go to school, you know how real Cajon sound works.


Pop, Jazz, World Music

Current musical projects
Toni Kaltenbergs Groove Trio, Tres Hombres and Ritter Rost kids musical

Favorite Instruments

Matthias Philipzen teaches:

Schlagwerk Academy

Learn from the best.

You learn music by experiencing it. In their workshops, our educators show you how to improve your skills and rhythm and how to get more out of your instrument.

Lider Chang

Director of Percussion


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How tall are you?

Of course you can play on any Cajon, but the most comfortable instrument is the one that fits your height.

My height:

Which music styles does your heart beat loudest for?

In the versatile Schlagwerk range you will find instruments with the right sound character for every style. (multiple selection possible)

How do you play your instrument?

Schlagwerk Cajons are accentuated in different ways, the spectrum ranges from a delicate, subtle response to strong, powerful sounds.

What are the standards you expect from yourself and your instrument?

For beginners we recommend more simple instruments, advanced players can develop themselves optimally with more advanced Cajons.

Do you want to get more out of your Cajon with add-ons?

The Schlagwerk Cajon Add-Ons expand your sound possibilities: Apply additional sounds or play your Cajon like a drum kit.