I used to walk around the house with everything that could make a sound and got my first drum lesson when I was 8 and I never stopped! When I was 15, I already knew I wanted to do nothing but teach music. I gave private lessons, workshop weekends and individual lessons in my practice shed with my parents, a little later also guitar group lessons at primary schools and later also lessons at Drumschool Cleuver.
I soon found out that I actually liked teaching even more than playing the drums, and I have had my own drum school for 10 years now. Teaching has always been my greatest passion. Playing drums is fantastic, but teaching and inspiring is an even greater passion for me!
Currently I give 50 private lessons a week, I have been in the TOP 5 drum teachers of the Benelux for 5 years in a row according to readers of the Percussion Newspaper and in 2015 I was voted the number 1 Drum teacher in the Benelux!
I have a great passion not only for teaching, but also for learning! I have always been taught by some of the best drummers in the Netherlands such as Rob Kramer, Ruben van Roon and Richard Heijerman. But I also always look for inspiration outside the borders, I flew to Ireland in 2017 to study with Mark Guiliana (David Bowie, among others), Mike Johnston (one of the world's best teachers) and Ash Soan (Adele, Seal, among others). Robbie Williams) and in 2018 to Germany for a weekend for drum teachers with Benny Greb.
I never forget what it is like to learn new things and to keep challenging myself, I know very well how students feel in class! And I am studying to become a child coach in order to provide even better guidance to my students
In addition to giving drum lessons, in 2018 I released my own drum method, TINYRHYTHMBOX, and together with Oscar Knijff, I launched an online platform, Musicdott.com, to support music lessons and music schools online. My passion for learning, health and inspiration is also reflected in my own Podcast for musicians, The Finetuning Podcast and my blog on this site.