Being brought up in a creative and music-loving family (of which some musicians) and taking a year of percussion/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 picked up my first guitar and got involved with music seriously.
Throughout my formative years and beyond, I have studied with multiple talented teachers, such as Rik Fennis, Fredo Wagner and Phil Cosby, who helped me shape and develop my playing style. I joined my first band only a year after I started playing, after which many followed.
Over the years, I have recorded, written and toured internationally with several bands and projects in a multitude of popular music styles. These include (progressive) rock, metal, pop, fusion, blues and funk.
I am currently involved in (click on names for more info):
I have also collaborated in other projects as a session player or co-writer in various styles.
Influences include: John Petrucci, Joe Satriani, Andy Timmons, Marco Sfogli, Steve Vai, David Gilmour, Al Di Meola, Steve Lukather, Allan Holdsworth, Andy McKee, Steve Morse, J.S. Bach, Gary Moore, Tony MacAlpine, Frédéric Chopin, Vinnie Moore, Brett Garsed, Eric Johnson, Paul Gilbert, Scott Henderson, John Williams, Eddie van Halen, Ludwig van Beethoven, Yngwie Malmsteen, Dream Theater, Haken, Rush, Symphony X, Pink Floyd, Ayreon, Yes, Toto, Pain of Salvation, Meshuggah, Queen, Pantera, Neal Morse, etc.
Discography (click on titles for more info):
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 guitar, band, songwriting and music theory lessons ever since I was 16 years old. Over the years, I have helped, coached and mentored a growing number of over a hundred students of all ages and levels to take their first steps on the guitar, become better players and/or improve their musicianship.
As a teacher, my goal is to make a difference in people’s (musical) lives. I have taught both in private and group lesson formats, in person at several music schools in the Netherlands, as well as online through Skype worldwide.
I am available for lessons, both in person in the The Hague and Gouda areas (the Netherlands) and online through Skype worldwide! For more information and testimonials, please head over to my personal website and click on the “Lessons” tab or PM/e-mail me directly.
“Awesome solos” – Background Magazine
“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