Everything about our philosophy and teachers
What we do
We offer diverse lessons and courses for the modern popmusician
Whether you're a beginner and would like to develop skills on an instrument or you're already a bit further and need some extra skills to keep developing, we can help you. With our team of teachers, we draw on many years of experience in the contemporary music industry and can thus provide knowledge of all facets involved in making music in the 21st century.
All our teachers have graduated from leading Dutch conservatories in Amsterdam or Rotterdam. Since their graduation they have all focused on their musical development through many different projects in the studio and on the Dutch stages. In addition, we have more than 75 years of teaching experience as private and school teachers. As a result, we have a lot of knowledge and experience to share with you.
Our teaching philosophy is of course primarily focused on the student. We like to help everyone get better at the skills they want to develop and do so in a way that suits the student. If a student can study well and is technically inclined, we will mainly feed that aspect. If someone mainly wants to learn classic rock songs on a guitar, we focus more on that. We also have students who only receive theory lessons and students who, in addition to instrumental lessons, also like to learn something about the music history of their favorite genre. At Popschool The Hague we try to facilitate it all. Ultimately, what matters is that the student can maximize their own skills and enjoyment of music.
Alexander van den Kleyenberg
pedals and effects
recording and producing
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.
pedals and effects
Matthijs de Ridder
drums/how to Ableton/bandcoaching
Tijmen van Wageningen
solfege/recording and producing/songwriting
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 Studio, The 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.