My musical education started in 1975, at the age of 8, at the music school in my hometown Dokkum, the Netherlands, where I studied church organ and electronic organ. The influence of pop music however became stronger over the years and I started performing as a keyboard player in various bands.
In 1989 I went to the conservatory of Groningen, and studied for a year music pedagogy in the subjects jazz- and classical music department. After that year I studied jazz music, both keyboards and piano. Around this time I started working as an arranger for symphonic orchestra and (big)bands and accompanied, as a keyboard player, amongst others, Tony Hadley (Spandau Ballet), ‘Toots’ Tielemans and Jan Akkerman.
I graduated at the conservatory in 1997 and became keyboardist and arranger for Debbie Sledge and Sister ‘we are family’ Sledge. Between 1998 and 2002 I toured with these bands across North- and South America, Russia, and Europe.
In 1997 I also started a music school for keyboards and piano, arranging and music theory.
In 2001 I joined a Dutch band called Luie Hond (PIAS). With this band I performed at various Dutch festivals and clubs. One of the highlights was a performance in Nairobi, Kenya as supporting act for Burning Spear in 2007. Luie Hond played it's farewell concert at the end of 2007.
Since November 2007 there has been a musical collaboration with Jon Anderson, the voice of Yes. We are planning to make an opera. Since summer 2008 I'm working fulltime as a composer of classical- and film music for symphonic orchestra and choir.