Start of the new school year.

Being a music teacher has its perks. Every week I get to meet lovely people in my lessons, it is a varied job and a nice challenge to teach everyone on his/her own level and because I teach lessons people choose to go to themselves I usually see happy faces. Small disadvantage is the amount Read More …

Playing (harp) outside

It’s summer again, which means that here in the Netherlands there is a good chance of nice weather. It means that many of my students tell me there is little time to study: the temptation of going outside wins over the temptation of making music. But what if those two things could be combined? Over Read More …

Love the grind

Lately I have been listening to motivational speakers with some regularity, just because they make me think about my life. It can’t hurt to take some time to think about the things that are part of your daily life. Often times these motivational speakers say a lot of the same things about how to get Read More …

By feeling

Rehearsals with Plaisir d’amour are a source of inspiration, in no small part because there are always new things to discover with my duo partner Jos Koning. Jos is someone who likes to reflect on subjects and searches for an explanation for situations where others would sometimes think: ‘That is just the way things are’. Read More …