THE TEACHER

To me teaching is about inspiration. About what inspires me and what I hope my students will be inspired by. What is it that makes you choose this art and what is it that made you decide to go for this in your life?

I have been teaching for a long time. Teaching mainly composition and guitar. One of the schools I taught for over 25 years wass the Faculty of Music and the Faculty of Music Technology at the Utrecht School of the Arts. I am now there every year as an Artist in Residence and guest composition teacher.
Being a composer/perfomer and teacher I am asked many questions.

During my concert tours I do get to meet lots of people and among them many musicians. Especially at some remote places there are lots of young talented musicians craving for information and knowledge. I feel very honoured when they come up to me after a concert to ask questions and with some of them I have a long mail contact.

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FAQ

where I present some of these questions and the answers I come up with for you who visit this site to share.

teaching positions

1984-2009 Senior lecturer composition, guitar, ensembles, music technology at HKU
1999- Guest composition teacher and master classes, Conservatory of Groningen
1989-90 Teacher guitar, Arnhem School of Arts
1988-92 Teacher guitar and leading several ensembles, Arnhem School of Arts
1987-2009Teacher contemporary composition, jazz composition, guitar and leading several ensembles, Utrecht School of Arts
1984-1985 Program director to set up the new department for Jazz and improvised Music, Utrecht School of the Arts
Masterclasses Composition as regular guest at the Hanze Hogeschool, (School of the Arts), faculty of Music.

teaching residencies 2013 Artist in Residence, Utrecht School of Arts, BMus, MMus Composition, Improvisation and Performance Project. Faculty of Music Jazz&pop, Classical and Music Technology performers and composers
2012 Artist in Residence, Utrecht School of Arts Master of Music program Composition, Music Production and Music Technology
2012 Artist in Residence, Utrecht School of Arts, BMus, MMus Composition, Improvisation and Performance Project. Faculty of Music Jazz&pop, Classical and Music Technology performers and composers
2011 Artist in Residence, Utrecht School of Arts Master of Music program Composition Music Technology
2011 Artist in Residence, Utrecht School of Arts, BMus, MMus Composition, Improvisation and Performance Project. Faculty of Music Jazz&pop, Classical and Music Technology performers and composers
2010 Artist in Residence, Utrecht School of Arts Master of Music program Composition Music Technology
2010 Artist in Residence, Utrecht School of Arts, BMus, MMus Composition, Improvisation and Performance Project. Faculty of Music Jazz&pop, Classical and Music Technology performers and composers
2009 Artist in Residence, Utrecht School of Arts Master of Music program Composition Music Technology
2008 Artist in Residence, Utrecht School of Arts post Master of Music program Composition Music Technology
2007 Artist in Residence, Utrecht School of Arts post graduate Master program Composition Music Technology
2005 Artist in Residence, Utrecht School of Arts for the Second Fase Composition Music Technology
2003 Artist in Residence, Utrecht School of Arts for the Second Fase Composition Music Technology
2002 Artist in Residence, Utrecht School of Arts for the Second Fase Composition Music Technology
2001 Artist in Residence, Utrecht School of Arts for the Second Fase Composition Music Technology
Several workshops throughout the world, a.o. Jakarta Indonesia, Vancouver Canada.

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