Classical violinist, teacher and bowing technique nerd helping you play the music you love… beautifully!
Are you passionate about the violin, but do you get lost in the technique and miss the feels?
Do you desire to express yourself in music instead of just struggling to hit the right notes in the right rhythm?
I dedicate my work to teaching bowing technique, tone creation and vibrato. With these skills you can play with freedom, create a beautiful sound and perform with confidence.
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Classical music makes my heart sing.
Since the age of seven I’m enchanted by the violin.
Born in Holland I started music lessons at the age of seven and violin playing at the age of eight. I never thought about performing, but instantly wanted to do and be exactly as my violin teacher.
I went the traditional route and took decades of hardcore classical training, graduated at the Schumann Akademie and earned the highest possible grade in violin methodology at the Utrecht Conservatory. After that I’ve performed internationally with various camber music ensembles, was a first violinist in two professional orchestra’s for years, recorded a CD and played on national TV.
For 12 years I had my own violin studio with four teachers and my brick and mortar violin shop. In 2011 I was awarded ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ by the Dutch chamber of commerce.
So… why did I stop all that in June 2019?
Helping thousands of violin players, it always hurt me they were completely disconnected from music making. After many years of lessons and hard work they were lost in the technique: only struggling to hit the right notes. Their teachers couldn’t help them go further.
sure, anyone can get you to play 'correctly', but what you want is to play passionately!The most beautiful music ever created should NEVER be treated as a sport. Sadly it's often taught as a sport and students are trained to be robotic and clinical.
SURE, ANYONE CAN GET YOU TO PLAY 'CORRECTLY', BUT WHAT YOU WANT IS TO PLAY PASSIONATELY!The most beautiful music ever created should NEVER be treated as a sport. Sadly it's often taught as a sport and students are trained to be robotic and clinical.
“To play a wrong note is insignificant; to play without passion is inexcusable.”
– Ludwig van Beethoven