"Music education should be available to everyone and the school should be the centre of musical encounters"
Parents and children feel welcome at our school, because of our personal approach. Our school is well-known for its relaxed ambiance as well as its high level of professionalism. Our dedicated team of top-notch teachers guarantee music education of the highest level.
Rob discovered during his many years of playing and teaching that music has a profound impact on people of all ages. In 1997 he decided to found his own school, based on a view that was new in the Leiden area. He found a suitable venue at Draadbaan 29, Leiderdorp and gathered a team of teachers who share his fundamental philosophy:
Music education should be available to everyone and the school should be the centre of musical encounters.
Alex also studied at the College of Higher Art Education in Utrecht, where he graduated cum laude in 2004. Besides his teaching job, Alex composes and produces music for film, television and animations. He welcomes not only piano students, but also students interested in learning to compose or to produce music.
At this moment he plays live shows across the country. In these shows the band only plays requests - a huge challenge for the musicians. Alex is a born teacher, with great enthusiasm, endless patience and highly valued didactic skills.
Alex: 'Drop by for a trial lesson to see if guitar is an instrument for you or to see how we can bring your playing skills to a higher leven'.
Vanuit 25 jaar onderwijservaring als groepsleerkracht, met zeer verschillende doelgroepen heeft zij de reputatie opgebouwd kindgericht te werken waardoor zij een goed en veilig pedagogisch klimaat creeert. Nancy’s lessen zijn goed gestructureerd en methodisch onderbouwd, waarbij zij werkt aan persoonlijke leerdoelen. In iedere les leer je iets nieuws en opbouwends.
"Plezier in muziek staat voorop, en hierin een uitdaging vinden vergroot dit gevoel. Het zorgt voor ontplooiing van alles dat je in je hebt. Iets moois om te koesteren en een leven lang van te genieten!"
Ingeborg likes to look at music from all sides. She accompanies her students on guitar and piano and helps them to play these instruments if they wish.
Kirsten was then trained as a 'Music for babies and toddlers' teacher and has worked as a music teacher in day care centres. She also teaches workshops and 'music at the farm' lessons in day care centres.
Kurt is in great demand as leader and arranger for workshops and bands. He plays all types of saxophone in all kinds of styles. He performs regularly in the Leiden region as band leader or sideman.
Christa uses software like Garageband to support her teaching. Her lessons are both professional and relaxed. She gives her students a solid basis in pop music (rock, soul, latin, easy listening).
Outside the Music Collective, Christa can be heard in her duo Double Request with singer Renee Koper and as accompanist of choirs and musicals.
Pieter played flute and saxophone in numerous theatrical productions, musicals and recordings, with such artists as Boudewijn de Groot and Karel Boehlee. In 2004 he founded "Windstreken", a band that mixes various styles of music.
Trackaddicts: Funk/Rap, (comparable to George Clinton’s Funkadelic and Outkast).
Bald As Love: Jimi Hendrix tribute band
Turbomonster: Rock ‘n Soul.
Martijn graduated from the Musicians Institute in Hollywood and the Amsterdam Conservatory. In 2014 he obtained his Master's Degree in Music Education at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague.
Martijn is at home in a wide range of music styles and plays in an equally wide range of bands, such as Licks & Brains (jazz/funk), Bald as Love (Jimi Hendrix tribute band), Men in Blues (blues/country) and De Roodborstjes (‘60’s-‘80’s pop-coverband).
She took classical violin courses at the Ghent Conservatory (with Corrado Bolsi) and the Maastricht Conservatory. In Amsterdam she studied classical violin with Maarten Veeze. She also studied tango music, in Rotterdam and in Buenos Aires, where she worked with the Orquesta Escuela and took arranging classes with Julian Peralta. She graduated cum laude in Belgium.
She coaches the Tejones de Tango in Leiden and teaches classical and tango violin classes. Her composition ‘’Brisa de plumas Blancas’’ is included in the Café Tango cd.
Roosmarijn has worked as lead singer in shows on Cyprus and Aruba. She reappeared recently in Jesus Christ Superstar. In her teaching Roosmarijn uses the ‘Estill Voice Training System’ (EVTS).
Lennart's skills are much in demand. He plays in theatres across the country with Kiki Schippers (Leidsche Cabaret finals tour), Femme Vanille, Caruso, Ape not Mice, AnQinea and the Faction.
At the Haarlem Conservatory she honed her singing skills and acquired proficiency in playing piano, gitaar, drums and percussion instruments.
At the Conservatory, Liesanne was also trained to use music as physical therapy ('ortho-agogical music therapy'). Her greatest passion is singing and teaching children
Emmy was fascinated by music from a young age. As a child, she was impressed by her grandparents' choir and by the music made by her parents. She has always loved playing together with other musicians - a thrill she wishes every child and adult to experience.
Emmy teaches cello lessons as well as a general introduction to music (Algemene Muzikale Vorming), which she also teaches in primary schools and which involves moving to music, listening to music, singing, playing and making up music.