Being brought up in a creative and music-loving family (of which some musicians) and taking a year of percussion and big-band lessons in primary school, my obsession with music started at a very early age. It wasn’t until I was 14, however, when I started playing guitar.
I have studied with multiple talented teachers, including Rik Fennis, Fredo Wagner and Phil Cosby. I did a conservatory preliminary program at the Malcolm Davies Music Centre in The Hague. Later, I specialized in music education for my bachelor’s degree. In addition, I took online courses from Berklee College of Music and participated in workshops by virtuoso guitarists, including Andy Timmons and Mike Stern. I joined my first band at age 15 and have never stopped playing in bands since.
Over the last 10+ years, I have recorded, written and toured internationally with several bands, projects, artists and producers in a multitude of popular music styles. These include Dreamwalkers Inc., Kristoffer Gildenlöw (Kayak, Pain of Salvation, For All We Know, Neal Morse, Robby Valentine), ReSolve, Dan Pierson, Heidevolk, various singer-songwriters, pop bands, cover bands and local television stations.
Discography (click on titles for more info):
Dreamwalkers Inc – First Re-Draft (2019)
Dan Pierson – Rapture (guest appearance, 2017)
TDW – The Antithetic Affiliation (2017)
TDW – Aphrodisia (EP, 2016)
ReSolve – Wayward Sanctuary (2015)
TDW – Music To Stand Around And Feel Awkward To! (2014)
I have been teaching both electric and acoustic guitar since 2008. I have taught hundreds of students between ages 5 and 70+, from absolute beginners to aspiring professionals. My specialty lies with rock and metal, but I also teach blues, pop, funk, folk and basic jazz. I also offer in-depth tuition in applied music theory, ear training, songwriting and band workshops.
As a teacher, my goal is to make a difference in people’s musical lives. I have found teaching to be one of the most fulfilling aspects of my life. I have taught both in private and group lesson formats, in person at several local music schools and in my own teaching studio in Voorburg, the Netherlands, as well as online through Skype worldwide.
I’m currently available for lessons, both locally in Voorburg and Gouda (the Netherlands) and online internationally via Skype! For more information and testimonials from (former) students and parents, click on the “Lessons” tab above or check out my guitar lessons Facebook page. Also feel free to get in touch with me!
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“The guitar solos are mad, manic and, ultimately, a hell of a lot of fun” – Progradar
“Blistering solos” – Metalfan.nl
“Outstanding guitar playing” – Lords of Metal
“Epic guitar solos, almost animate in fluidity” – Lady Obscure
“Great guitar work” – Gaesteliste.de
“Beautiful arrangements, filled with attractive and striking details” – Wings of Death
“Beautiful melodic solos filled with emotion” – MusicMeter
“Tasty guitar solos” – The Progspace
“Simply wonderful lead guitar work” – Progplanet