The MUSIC IN EDUCATION department

Educate, entice and encourage...Music in Education

You want to use music to inspire and encourage children, adolescents and adults as a teacher, educational assistant, special education practitioner, educator or welfare worker. You want to teach them to make music, but also introduce them to a broader cultural environment. As well as challenging people and taking them to a higher level, you enjoy giving them the chance to experience the joy and passion music brings. To do all this, you need to be able to relate to people, know what drives them, how they learn and how to motivate them. You must be able to make connections, spark enthusiasm and let it blossom.

Did you know...

The Music in Education programme of Conservatorium Maastricht has been acclaimed as one of the top degree programmes in the Netherlands and was rated number one - for the fifth time running - within the music sector by Keuzegids Hoger Onderwijs 2019 (Guide to Dutch Higher Education). We are extremely proud of this acheivement!

Music in Education Lecturers

Top Notch education by the best

Yolande Eymael

Vocals / Lecturer Education and Didactics, Methodology, Internship coordinator

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Wiek Maessen

Ear training & prima vista

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Sander Ruijters

Practicum Popmusic / History of pop / IP / Music and Technology / Teaching skills / Member OC

Sander Ruijters (born 1984) is a lecturer in Pop Music Training, Institutiona

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Frans Gulikers

Guitar / Practicum Popmusic / Study Career Guide Jazz / Advanced Teaching Skills & Guitar Methodics Jazz / Academic Council Member

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Jori Klomp

Choir practice and conducting (temporary position)

De in België  geborene Nederlander Jori Klomp (1991) is saxofonist, zanger én

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Vivian Knols

Lecturer Education and Didactics, Methodology and Internship coördinator

Vivian Knols (1973) is sinds 2012 verbonden aan het Conservatorium Maastricht

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Felix Havenith

Head of Programme Music in Education / Lecturer Education and Didactics / Internship Coördinator

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Ian van Wolferen

Music Theory

Ian van Wolferen (1995) doceert muziektheorie aan de afdelingen Docent Muziek

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Mella Klaessen

Lecturer Music in Movement and internship coach

Mella Klaessen (1991) behaalde in 2013 haar diploma Docent Muziek aan het Con

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Inge Pasmans

Music Theory (Classical) / Lecturer Music Theory / Research Coach (Music in Education)

As well as being a main subject lecturer in Music Theory at Conservatorium Ma

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Arjen van Prooijen

Lecturer Music and History of Arts

Art history lecturer Arjen van Prooijen has many years' experience in seconda

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Jan Gooren

Vocals / Lecturer Cultural and Artistic Education

De tenor Jan Gooren (1957) is sinds 2005 verbonden aan het Conservatorium Maa

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levon Harutiunyan

Advanced teaching skills / Methodics Piano (jazz) / Piano (Music in Education)

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

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Maureen Poell

(Ortho) Pedagogics

Maureen lectures in (Ortho) Pedagogics at the bachelor Music in Education.

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Bart Verhagen

Lecturer Teaching Skills and Performance

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

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Elisabeth Dumont

Thesis supervisor

Elisabeth Dumont (1980) is promovenda aan de Universiteit Maastricht en doet

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Marc Rutten

Teamleader Education & Quality Management

As an educationalist, Marc Rutten (born 1963) is responsible for the internal

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Hugo Fredrix

Music and Technology and IT / IT

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

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Wim Vluggen

Choir Training & Conducting / Teaching Methodology

Wim Vluggen (born 1959) teaches Choir Training & Conducting and Teaching

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Renée Joosten

Coordinator Junior Conservatorium Maastricht / Lecturer Education and Didactics / Internschip coach

Renée Joosten (1980) obtained her diploma for first degree teacher of music a

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Music in Education news

Proud of our fantastic teacher Elisabeth Dumont

10 February 2021

Proud of our fantastic teacher Elisabeth Dumont, she was the first to research the effect of special music education on the functioning of children from six to nine years old. Today she defended her thesis at Maastricht University!

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Choir Giocoso wins!

28 August 2019

Music in Education student Janneke van Reenen, alumnus Petra Manders and lecturer Anemone van Zijl all part of Choir Giocoso have won twice the European Choir Games in Göteborg! Giocoso also won two golden medals at the World Championship the Grand Prix of Nations. Well done!

Music Days

6 February 2019

Students of Secondary Schools visit the Music in Education department.

Click here for more information about our Music days

Music in Education @ L1 Blaaskracht

27 March 2017

Lights, camera, action! L1's Blaaskracht visited Conservatorium Maastricht. Click here to watch the episode online.