Welcome to my personal website!
I'm a musician, educator and researcher, affiliated as an Associate Professor in Early Childhood Music Education to the University of Luxemburg. I am also affiliated to IPEM at Ghent University, as a Visiting Professor. Previously, I was affiliated to IPEM (Ghent University) as a Ph.D. student and postdoc, and to the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp as a Ph.D. student in the arts.
I devote my time to the development of [research & practice]-based innovative movement-based approaches to instrumental music teaching and learning (in Early Childhood).
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 a guest lecturer at different conservatoires. I play the clarinet in a balkan/klezmer band with some of my friends, the Holy7.
new paper on embodied creativity: https://doi.org/10.1080/10400419.2023.2299159
our IAS Audacity project SAMUSE ("Analysis of Skills Acquisition in music performance through a MUlti- SEnsing approach") has been approved!
I will be chair of the next ICDS conference, hosted by the University of Luxembourg in 2025
I was selected to give a lecture at the University of Luxembourg for its 20th Anniversary. My talk is about "Reimagining Music Education in the Digital Era"
I was invited to talk in the BBC Sideways podcast, on "The Embodiment of Music". check it here
2024.03.05 ∣ The Role of the Body in Instrumental and Vocal Music Pedagogy: A Dynamical Systems Theory Perspective on the Music Teacher’s Bodily Engagement in Teaching and Learning & Embodied underground (Berkeley, USA,Online)
2024.30.04 ∣ Flourishing in Resonance: Joint Resilience Building Through Music and Motion (York, UK, Online)
2024.05.09 ∣ panel discussion @Tech-Enhanced Music Education Symposium (Montreal, CA, online)
2024.05.29 ∣ Interactive technologies in music @ Symposium “Accessible Digital Musical Instruments : Approaches, Design, Evaluation” (St Etienne, F)