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 and taking my first lessons.
I have studied guitar with multiple talented teachers, including Rik Fennis, Fredo Wagner and Phil Cosby. I did a conservatory pre-professional program at the Malcolm Davies Music Centre in The Hague. My passion for teaching and helping others led me to specialize in music pedagogy 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, Mike Stern and Ezequiel Menalled.
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., Elithium, Kristoffer Gildenlöw (Kayak, Pain of Salvation, For All We Know, Neal Morse, Robby Valentine), TDW, ReSolve, Dan Pierson (Ayreon), Heidevolk, various singer-songwriters, pop bands, cover bands and local television. I have had the pleasure and honor of being featured on albums alongside players such as Marco Sfogli, Chris Zoupa, Andi Kravljaca, Daniel Magdic, Frank Schiphorst, Mendel Bij de Leij and Bob Wijtsma.
I’m currently available for customized lessons and coaching in guitar, music theory and songwriting, for studio and live session work and transcription work. Feel free to get in touch for more information!
Discography (click on titles for purchase links):
TDW – The Days the Clock Stopped (guest appearance, 2020)
Dreamwalkers Inc – A Night at the Theatre (live release, 2020)
Dreamwalkers Inc – First Re-Draft (2019)
Dan Pierson – Rapture (guest appearance, 2017)
TDW – The Antithetic Affiliation (guest appearance, 2017)
TDW – Aphrodisia (EP, guest appearance, 2016)
ReSolve – Wayward Sanctuary (2015)
TDW – Music To Stand Around And Feel Awkward To! (guest appearance, 2014)
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