Hans Raaijmakers

Vision on Teaching

Becoming a succesful artist or mucisian, is a difficult task these days. Besides a certain musical level, you will have to deal with things you didn’t even think about when starting your study at AMPA.

The main subject in my teaching is craftmenship. If you want to express yourself in your music, you must have the tools to accomplish that. We focus on technique and side-reading, so your overall playing will get to a higher level.


Education lecturer in Snare-drum technique (rudimental/classical) and side reading, main course Jazz-drums AMPA. Education lecturer methodology percussion/drums AMPA. Education Lecturer Drums at the Young Musicians Academy and Academy for Music Education. Hans graduated as bachelor and master classical percussion, in 1992 from the Brabants Conservatory. He also attended lessons with Nick Woud and Georg Breier on timany. Since his study he played in several orchestras: Brabant Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Radio Filharmonic Orchestra,Gelders Orchestra, Noord-Hollands Philharmonic Orchestra. He also was co‐founder of the percussion ensemble Attacca, with which he gave concerts through al of the Netherlands, Japan and England. Today Hans is teaching at FHK, and as a drum-teacher in several places near Tilburg. He performs as freelance percussionist in many different ensembles and settings, and is a drummer in several formations and projects.

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