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The Conservatorium Maastricht team is characterised by collectivity and passion. We feel it is important to learn from each other, excel ourselves and add value. Our inspiring teaching staff have more than earned their spurs in the international world of music. Students, teaching staff, support staff and management are in constant dialogue. They inspire each other, follow developments and jointly ensure their implementation. 

The three departments are led by Irja Zeper (Jazz), Felix Havenith (Music in Education), Mette Laugs (Classical). They work closely together with Mare de Groot (Dean Performing Arts) on i.a. the visibility of Conservatorium Maastricht.  

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Alex Lesage


Alex Lesage is an electronic musician from Brussels who primarily works with

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Alex Sipiagin

Trumpet (Guest Teacher)

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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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Bart Verhagen


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

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Billy Test

Jazz Main Subject Lecturer Piano

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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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Daniel Jonkers

Lecturer Jazz Drums

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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 Giebels

Jazz Piano / Applied Piano Jazz

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

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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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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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Hugo Fredrix

Music and Technology and IT

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

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Irja Zeper

Head of programme Jazz

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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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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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Joachim Schönecker

Jazz Guitar

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

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Kika Sprangers


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Lage Lund

Regular Masterclass Jazz Guitar Lecturer

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Lander Gyselinck

Jazz Drums (Guest Teacher)

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Laurent Peckels

EMP (guest teacher)

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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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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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Louise van den Heuvel

Electric Bass (Guest Teacher)

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Luke Mitchell

Project Leader Jazz and Music in Education

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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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Maja Jasinska

Flute for saxophonists

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

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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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Mike Roelofs

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

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Nadine Nix

Jazz Vocals

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

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Paul Frick

EMP (guest teacher)

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

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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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Reiner Witzel

Jazz Saxophone / Big Band Sax section

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

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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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Rob Bruynen

Jazz Trumpet (& Lead Trumpet)

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

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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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Romain Pilon

Regular Masterclass Jazz Guitar Lecturer

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Ron van Stratum

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

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Ruud Jacobs


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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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Sam David Wamper

Jazz aural skills

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Sam Newbould

Jazz Saxophone Guest teacher

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Susanne Schneider

Jazz Vocals

Vocalist Susanne Schneider has been teaching at Conservatorium Maastricht sin

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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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Vadim Neselovskyi

Jazz Guest lecturer Piano

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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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