Besides composing, my great passion is teaching composition at the Fontys Conservatory (AMPA) in Tilburg. Since 2008 I have coached gifted young composers in finding and developing their own musical voice.

The musical style of these young composers varies enormously: you can hear influences of Ethnic music, Romantic Classical Music, Extended Tonality, music of the Avant-garde, Minimal music, Film music, Afro-Cuban rhythm, Jazz, Pop music etc.

I am very happy with this, because music is not about style, it is about quality and a proper balance between craftsmanship and musical expression.

Some of these students and former students have their own website:

Aura Bouw

Xavier van der Poll

Steven Stoffels

Loes Reiling

Xavier Geerman

Kasper de Vries

Koen de Boer