About me

I’ve been a musician, teacher, coach, organizer and researcher.
Thinker, analytical, and asker of big questions.
Connecting is the essence of what I do.

Currently, I work as an artist-coach, podcaster, musician and researcher.

I believe in the power of diversity. I also believe that we are all more alike than we think, and focus too much on the differences.

I promote and cultivate curiosity, dialogue and storytelling. Three essential skills to making possible a more free, inclusive and prosperous world.

Helping artists better tell their stories is my current way of spreading those values as far and wide as possible.

My path

As a teenager I begin playing bass guitar in bands. I make metal.
It sounded like this.

In 2013 I get accepted into the Rockacademy in Tilburg (NL). I start focusing on pop music.

My dream back then, is to become a session bassist and play with famous artists. I’m very driven and practice a ton, but find out that this is not where my true strengths lie. It’s a hard lesson.

I experience an identity crisis and go on a search to learn more about myself. I compose children’s songs, make music for a short dance movie, organize music workshops for refugees, and start teaching bass guitar. I also keep playing in the bands of artists such as Duncan Laurence and YSA.

In 2017 I become part of Pyrates. A folk rock band with which I perform throughout Europe, dressed up like a pirate. It’s a ton of fun.

Gradually my feelings about making music change from ambition to passion. Now, whenever I make music, I only do it because I think it’s fun.

While studying at the Rockacademy I also cultivate and explore other sides of myself. I help to organize open days and eventually become part responsible for concepting and programming the school’s events. I also start working for 013 Poppodium. I do tours and presentations for schools on the workings of the music industry.

In the beginning of 2019 I am part of the “Un-space workshops”. A project by artistic researcher and designer Cynthia Hathaway and designer/artist Jerszy Seymour. From the workshop stems “Feedback”, an interdisciplinary collective made up of artists, dancers, musicians, designers and architects from all over the world. It’s the first step onto the path that I’m on today.

In 2020 the pandemic stops me in my tracks. For the first time in my adult life, I take time out for rest and contemplation. I graduate with a thesis on Innovation in Live Experiences, begin meditating and writing daily, start new projects, and read a ton. I now view it as the best year of my life so far.

About me

I’ve been a musician, teacher, coach, organizer and researcher.
Thinker, analytical, and asker of big questions.
Connecting is the essence of what I do.

Currently, I work as an artist-coach, podcaster, musician and researcher.

I believe in the power of diversity. I also believe that we are all more alike than we think, and focus too much on the differences.

I promote and cultivate curiosity, dialogue and storytelling. Three essential skills to making possible a more free, inclusive and prosperous world.

Helping artists better tell their stories is my current way of spreading those values as far and wide as possible.

My path

As a teenager i begin playing bass guitar in bands. I make metal.
It sounded like this.

In 2013 I get accepted into the Rockacademy in Tilburg (NL). I start focusing on pop music.

My dream back then, is to become a session bassist and play with famous artists. I’m very driven and practice a ton, but find out that this is not where my true strengths lie. It’s a hard lesson.

I experience an identity crisis and go on a search to learn more about myself. I compose children’s songs, make music for a short dance movie, organize music workshops for refugees, and start teaching bass guitar. I also keep playing in the bands of artists such as Duncan Laurence and YSA.

In 2017 I become part of Pyrates. A folk rock band with which I perform throughout Europe, dressed up like a pirate. It’s a ton of fun.

Gradually my feelings about making music change from ambition to passion. Now, whenever I make music, I only do it because I think it’s fun.

While studying at the Rockacademy I also cultivate and explore other sides of myself. I help to organize open days and eventually become part responsible for concepting and programming the school’s events. I also start working for 013 Poppodium. I do tours and presentations for schools on the workings of the music industry.

In the beginning of 2019 I am part of the “Un-space workshops”. A project by artistic researcher and designer Cynthia Hathaway and designer/artist Jerszy Seymour. From the workshop stems “Feedback”, an interdisciplinary collective made up of artists, dancers, musicians, designers and architects from all over the world. It’s the first step onto the path that I’m on today.

In 2020 the pandemic stops me in my tracks. For the first time in my adult life, I take time out for rest and contemplation. I graduate with a thesis on Innovation in Live Experiences, begin meditating and writing daily, start new projects, and read a ton. I now view it as the best year of my life so far.