Conservatorium van Amsterdam


The lessons at the CvA are structured according to the concept of team-teaching, which means that every student studies intensively with multiple teachers. In the master degree programme (MMus) students specialize in a chosen field, narrowing down the number of teachers they work with according to their study plan. The entire faculty shares responsibility for every student, thus coordinating and ensuring a healthy allround development.


I'm honoured and proud to be in this spectaculair teaching team together with 9 other lovely and miraculous colleagues:


Richard Jansen

coordinator of the CvA percussion department, principal percussion of Het Balletorkest, teaches all disciplines


Tomohiro Ando

solo timpanist of the RCO, assistent timpani teacher


Mark Braafhart

principal percussion of the RCO, teaches orchestral percussion


Marijn Korff de Gidts

solo and ensemble performer, teaches African percussion and methodology


Bence Major

principal percussion of the RCO, teaches orchestral percussion and percussion ensembles


Arnold Marinissen

solo and ensemble performer / composer, teaches set-up and percussion ensembles


Laurent Warnier

solo and ensemble performer, teaches vibraphone and mallet ensembles


Nick Woud

solo timpanist of the RCO, teaches timpani


Rachel Xi Zhang

solo and ensemble performer, teaches marimba and chamber music


Nancy Zeltsman

solo marimba performer, regular guest teacher, teaches marimba