The JAZZ department

Find your own music, study Jazz 

We challenge you.
Get out of your comfort zone.
Spark your imagination and develop your own sound.
Become a creative, professional and versatile musician in an international environment.

jazz lecturers

Top Notch education by the best

Reiner Witzel

Jazz Saxophone / Big Band Sax section

Reiner Witzel , born 1967, studied saxophone at the "Musikhochschule Köln" an

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Hugo Fredrix

Music and Technology and IT

Hugo Fredrix (born 1970) has been a lecturer in Music and Information Technol

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Maja Jasinska

Flute for saxophonists

Maja Jasinska is a flute player from Poland and gives concerts in the classic

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Rob Bruynen

Jazz Trumpet (& Lead Trumpet)

Rob Bruynen (born 1961) has played with countless world-renowned musicians, i

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Ron van Stratum

Jazz Drums / Latin Band Coaching / Percussion & Pulse / Module Advanced Rhythm

Drummer/percussionist, band leader and composer Ron van Stratum (born 1961) h

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Joachim Schönecker

Jazz Guitar

As a leader or as sideman, guitarist Joachim Schönecker has worked with many

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Paul Frick

EMP (guest teacher)

Paul Frick teaches the Electronic Music Performance (EMP) students in Extende

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levon Harutiunyan

Lecturer Basic teaching skills and Advanced teaching skills piano

Levon Leonard (1978), who has a degree in Piano and Composition, teaches Pian

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Egbert Jan Louwerse

Coordinator Study Coaching (classical and Jazz), Coordinator Health and wellbeing (classical and Jazz), Coordinator Classical Masterclasses

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Frederik Tings

Music Production / Live Sound & Effects / Electronic Music Performance / Producing your own music

Frederik Tings is a musician, producer & composer from Germany, currently

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Bart Verhagen


Bart Verhagen (1983) studeerde Docent Muziek en Klassieke Zang aan het Conser

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Nadine Nix

Jazz Vocals

Belgian singer, composer, multi-instrumentalist and creator of imaginary and 

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Richard Didden

Jazz trumpet junior jazz

Richard is a much sought-after trumpeter with national and international band

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Arnoud Gerritse

Jazz Drums / Band Coaching / Jazz Rhythmic Solfège

Arnoud Gerritse (born 1957) has been a lecturer in Drums and leader of the bi

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Frank Giebels

Jazz Piano / Applied Piano Jazz

“My greatest teachers were honest, critical and not afraid to make choices.

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John Goldsby

Jazz Double Bass / Band Coaching

Since 1994, John Goldsby has been a member of the Westdeutscher Rundfunk Big

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Wolfgang Braun

Jazz Composing, Arranging and Performing / CAP Modules / "Find Your Own Music" coaching

Composer, Arranger, Bandleader, Pianist, Keyboardist and Music Educator Wolfg

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Susanne Schneider

Jazz Vocals

Vocalist Susanne Schneider has been teaching at Conservatorium Maastricht sin

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Mike Roelofs

Jazz Piano at Junior Jazz Department / Side subject Piano / Workshops Keyboard

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Alexander Boerner

Jazz Electric Bass / Band Coaching

Bass guitarist Alexander Boerner (born 1963) has taught Jazz/Pop Bass Guitar

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Sam David Wamper

Jazz oral skills

Sam David Wamper studied jazz piano with Frank Giebels and classical piano wi

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Luke Mitchell

Project Leader Jazz, Opera and Music in Education

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Esmée Bor Stotijn

Jazz Vocals / Backing Vocals

Esmee Bor (born 1976) teaches Vocals as a main subject in the Jazz department

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Frank Wienk

Main Subject Electronic Music Performance (EMP)

Dutch producer, multi-instrumentalist and composer BINKBEATS – real name Fran

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Sabine Kühlich

Jazz Vocals / Vocal Skills / Methodology / Master Research Coach

'I love teaching, I love developing each student's individual strong points a

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Jack Coenen

Jazz Trombone / Big Band / Band Coaching

JACK COENEN (1961), trombone

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Roderik Povel

Junior Jazz Vocals / Coordinator Junior Jazz / Band Coaching

Roderik Povel (1976) is a lecturer in Jazz Vocals, Ensemble and Master resear

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Sam Newbould

Jazz Saxophone Guest teacher

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Piotr Torunski

Clarinet for Saxophonists

Piotr Torunski is steadily gaining attention as a talented bass clarinet /cla

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Maartje Meijer

Choir - Guest teacher

Maartje has studied Jazz Vocals and later on Jazz Piano at the Amsterdam Cons

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Lage Lund

Regular Masterclass Jazz Guitar Lecturer

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Billy Test

Jazz Main Subject Lecturer Piano

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Matthias Nowak

Jazz Double Bass / Band Coaching / Applied Theory Combo / Master Research Coach / Jazz Study Coach

Matthias has studied orchestral music, jazz and popular music at Musikhochsch

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Sven Heinze

Aural Skills / Theoretical Analysis / Applied Theory Combo

Sven Heinze (*1983) studied Composing/Arranging Jazz with Wolfgang Braun, Mic

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Jo Didderen

Jazz Basic and Advanced Teaching Skills - (Double) Bass - Jazz Study Coach

Bassist Jo Didderen is first known for his work with the Mijke Loeven Band an

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Leon Lhoëst

Arranging / Composing for Film / World Music Composing / Theoretical Analysis

Leon Lhoëst started teaching at the Conservatorium Maastricht in 2005: initia

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Greg Torunski

Band Coaching / Jazz Saxophone, Junior Jazz / Applied theory combo

Greg Torunski, has been already noticed with the huge success on the dutch/ge

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Vadim Neselovskyi

Jazz Guest lecturer Piano

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Irja Zeper

Head of programme Jazz

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Markus Wienstroer

Jazz / Pop Guitar

Markus Wienstroer (born June 24, 1959 in Dusseldorf) is a German musician, wh

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Martin Schulte

Jazz Main Subject Lecturer Guitar

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Romain Pilon

Regular Masterclass Jazz Guitar Lecturer

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Jesse Passenier

Composing & Arranging / Master Coordinator / Master Research Coach / Fringe Orchestra / Wanted! Composition Lab

Jesse Passenier is a Dutch composer, unifying principles of jazz and classica

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Carlo Nardozza

Jazz Trumpet / Band Coaching / Big Band Trumpet section / Big Band

Carlo Nardozza studied music in Maastricht with Rob Bruynen, Claudius Valk an

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Jazz news

Alumni students of Jazz win Young Jazz Talent Ghent 2022

7 July 2022

Workshop piano manufacturing, regulation and maintenance at Piano's Maene Belgium

22 June 2022

Winner Award for Innovation in Music: Hon Ning Cheung Heddy

2 December 2021

Super proud of Michał Niedbała!

19 October 2021

Super proud of our jazz piano student Michał Niedbała, who got chosen to be the pianist in young division of the Metropole Orkest! Congratulations we wish you all the best!

Giorgio Stienstra finalist at Conservatorium Talent Award!

5 October 2021

Henriette Hustinx

5 October 2021

Happy as can be now that the fresh winner of the Henriette Hustinx awards 2021 has been announced! Congratulations Katharina Pfeifer. She is a great band leader and creates a magical atmosphere. We are excited to follow your further projects and musical development!