Education is the pivot on which everything turns I believe.
As an important part of my PhD research and as a teacher, Hammond program leader at Codarts, the University for the Arts in Rotterdam, I aim to connect education to the music world in practice. This means that the partnerships between several educational institutions and members of the creative industry like Hammond Europe work together to design education for young and professional players, for keyboardists in every style and age in the amateur circuit and the more prominent use of Hammond sounds by producers and DJ's.
Codarts already started to implement a more structured and prominent place for educating Hammond and even has the option for a Hammond profile as a part of their bachelor and master studies jazz and pop. Experiments in designing new courses of blended learning (making use of technology and exploring new educational approaches) are integrated in this vision and I'm proud to be strongly involved in these developments.
This page will tell you all about future developments on professional and amateur level, partnerships and (online) content, a series of lecture & concerts and much more. Also I would like to give room at my Hammond students of whom I believe they all will be recognized soon as very talented and original musicians.
Send me a message if you are interested in off- and online lessons or an advise on Hammond teaching.
Check the links to this young cats! Their personal growth from talent to professional will also be a part of my research.