My musical background started as a drummer at the age of six with the local music association of Westervoort.
At the age of 10 I started playing the trumpet and had lessons from Olaf Schipper.
I soon knew that the tuba would become "my" instrument and I switched to Euphonium at the age of 12. That has remained so until now.

From 1999 I played a few years on Euphonium with the National Youth Fanfare Orchestra (NJFO) and at that time I chose to devote my life to music.