Besides composing, my great passion is teaching composition and composition techniques 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 alumni have their own websites. In alphabetical order:

Koen de Boer

Aura Bouw

Michiel Ceulemans

Vlad Chlek

Amin Ebrahimi

Xavier Geerman

Xavier van de Poll

Loes Reiling

Remy Scheelings

Steven Stoffels

Eveline Vervliet

Kasper de Vries