Luc Nijs

Welcome to my personal website!

I'm a musician, educator and researcher, currently working as a postdoc at IPEM, a center of excellence in research on musical interaction (Ghent University, Belgium), and as PhD student in the Arts at Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp.

I devote my time to the development of [research & practice]-based innovative movement-based approaches to instrumental music teaching and learning.

The leitmotiv in my work is the integration of theoretical, empirical and practical research. Importantly, my research is constantly inspired by my experience as performer and teacher.

Next to my work as an academic, I am guest lecturer at the Music conservatoires of The Hague (NL) and Antwerp (BE).


Interview on KLARA (national radio station) on my work and the Creative Europe project "Resilience in resonance": read and listen (in dutch) here

From April to June 2021, I will do an internship at Graz University (Austria), in collaboration with dr. Andrea Schiavio

My Creative Europe project "Resilience in Resonance" has been positively evaluated. (EAC/S53/2019 “Music Education and Learning”)

2021.05.01  "Creative online Music Instrulent Teaching" @ EMU Seminar on Digitization


2021.05.01  "Inspired by technology, driven by technology" @ EMU Seminar on Digitization


2021.04.26 ∣ "Embodiment in Music Education" @ Royal Conservatory The Hague

2021.04.20 ∣ "Developing musicianship: on the role of body movement in instrumental music learning and teaching" @ Graz University