When I meet a new student, I like to get to know them and their learning style early on. We figure out their musical goals right from the start. Then, as we keep working together, I create a curriculum that's tailored just for them, making learning fun and engaging. For beginners aged six and up, I usually suggest 45-minute lessons, and for intermediate or advanced students, 60-minute lessons work best.
I earned a Bachelor and my 1st Master degree in jazz drums at the Conservatory of Amsterdam, and my 2nd Master degree at the prestigious Manhattan School of Music.
I started playing drums when I was about 5 years old, since my father is also a drummer as a hobby. When I was fairly young already my pears were asking me for advice and insights on how to play and how to practice more efficiently. The skill of communicating and sharing the knowledge has always been with me since the early days. I was developing as a teacher as I was developing as a drummer. I had a lot of teachers in my life and I learned a lot from everyone of them not only about playing, but also about delivering information, allowing me to shape a strong and personal teaching method. My teaching experience is vast and varied. When I was studying at the Amsterdam Conservatory other fellow students asked me to teach them, and from then on, I started to have a studio of a vast variety of students, from the pears, kids, and adults. There I discovered my passion and predisposition to teaching. I am passionate about sharing my knowledge, my skills and my vision to my students. I love teaching and I have been fortunate to be able to keep doing it successfully to this day because people appreciate my way of delivering the information: Simple and Clear.