The intensity of the instrument struck him like thunder

The first instrument Bill ever touched, was the electric bass. At the age of thirteen he started to study his favourite music and he quickly fell in love with bands and artists like Weather Report, Little Feat, D’Angelo, Herbie Hancock, the Black Crowes, Bill Evans and Frank Zappa to name just a few.

At the age of 17 he went to the ‘Havo voor Muziek en Dans’, which is a high school in the Conservatory of Rotterdam, Codarts. In this school his relationship with music became serious.

After high school Bill studied jazz at Codarts, with great Dutch bass players like Jeroen Vierdag, Pieter Douma, Michel van Schie and Stefan Lievestro. In this period he picked up the double bass as well. The intensity of the instrument struck him like thunder.
Lately Bill has been studying with Panagiotis Andreau. (Now vs Now, La Clave Secreta)

Since he started playing the bass, Bill worked with some great jazz, pop and theatre artists like:
Ashtraynutz (now known as the Howlin’), Kim Hoorweg, John Buijsman, Loes Luca, Martin Fondse, Yannick Hiwat, the Rhythm Chiefs and lots of talented jazz and pop musicians in Holland.

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Art is the cry of the soul
from the core of ones being

Daisaku Ikeda

The mastering of an instrument is a road of many obstacles. Musicians, of all people, really know how to deal with their weaknesses to grow. A great solo doesn’t just fall out of the sky, or a good composition doesn’t write itself in your dreams.
This is why I could advise anybody to start playing an instrument and keep challenging yourself.

If you are interested in taking your playing to the next level with Bill as your teachers. Please connect “de Dordtse Muziekschool”, based in Dordrecht, for a free try-out.

Het leren beheersen van een instrument is een pad met veel obstakels. Muzikanten weten als geen ander hoe ze met hun zwaktepunten om moeten gaan om te groeien. Een goede solo valt niet zomaar uit de lucht of een goede compositie schrijft zichzelf niet als je slaapt. 
Daarom zou ik iedereen kunnen adviseren om een instrument te leren spelen en jezelf te blijven uitdagen. 

Als je je spel naar het volgende niveau wilt tillen en je wilt dat Bill je daar bij helpt, neem dan contact op met de “Dordtse Muziekschool” voor een gratis proefles. 

Bill teaches bass, guitar and music motivation lessons

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