Guitar lessons

Whether you want to be a rhythm-guitarist, solo-virtuoso or sound-wizard, you've come to the right place!

What to expect

fun with your with favourite licks and riffs

Popschool The Hague offers guitar lessons for all levels and ages. In addition to the general techniques, we'll work with the styles and songs that you would like to learn. Together we agree on goals, such as: learning to play in a band as quickly as possible, learning to properly accompany a singer or even writing your own songs! Contact us and we will match you with a suitable teacher as soon as possible.

In general, most topics are approached from a practical point of view, i.e. exercises and theory are directly applied to music by working with drum loops, chord progressions and existing songs, among other things. In the meantime, you'll also work on developing basic skills so that you have a musical foundation on which you can build further.

At Popschool Den Haag you can take guitar lessons to learn to play in a band, accompany yourself or someone else on guitar, put more creativity into your playing, take your songwriting to a higher level, learn to play better together with a band, to breathe new life into your old passion or, for example, to prepare for an entrance exam at one of the Conservatories or pop courses.

About the teachers

Ingmar Spaaij

Ingmar graduated in 2006 as a guitarist at Codarts School of the Arts. Besides a great love for the guitar in all its forms (electric, acoustic, slide, dobro, pedalsteel, ..you name it) he is very much involved in songwriting and producing. In his own studio he already worked with various acts such as Alexander McKenzie, Jeroen Kant and Delouise. Ingmar was previously a teacher/coach at Rootz in Delft and Het Koorenhuis in The Hague among others. He currently also works as a principal subject teacher at the Zadkine Pop Academy in Rotterdam.

Tijmen van Wageningen

Tijmen has been active as a guitarist, bassist, singer and songwriter for over 20 years, in various bands and later at the Amsterdam Conservatory, where he graduated from the pop department in 2010. Besides seeing him live on stage with bands such as Torii, Dandana, The Womb and Pop Up Animal Kids, Tijmen can often be found in the studio (Basement StudioThe Womb studio) where he worked with a wide variety of bands (including Di-rect, EUT, Dandana, Torii, The Great Communicators, Wodan Boys, Severin Bells, OHM, The Deaf). In addition to guitar lessons in all styles, Tijmen also gives workshops in songwriting, (pre-) production and studio technique.

Alexander van den Kleyenberg

Alexander first touched a guitar at the age of twelve during a band lesson in the Koorenhuis and was immediately sold. After playing in various bands, he ended up at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. There he graduated in 2013 from the pop department as a guitarist.
Familiar with many genres, but mainly focused on Pop, Rock and Indie music. 
Over the years a great passion has been developed for the use of effects and the search for great sounds. You can see him playing in the bands The Great Communicators and Avi On Fire.
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