Günter Meinhart was born in 1957 in Graz, Austria. He studied Classical Percussion and Jazz-Drums at the University for Music and Dramatic Arts in Graz. In 1979 he founded the concert ensemble STUDIO PERCUSSION Graz. He was a Percussion teacher at Musikschule Liezen between 1981 -88. From 1988 to 1995 he was director at the Musikschule Ilz. He has been teaching at the University for Music and Dramatic Arts in Graz since 1991. In 1993 he founded the STUDIO PERCUSSION school and in 2009 he founded the AUSTRIAN PERCUSSION CAMP.