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 Conservatory 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: 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).


I was invited for the scientific committees of ICDS & JIRP.

I won the 3rd Prize at the Research Rally, organised by TedX Ghent.


In november, I started combining a personal urge to engage in volunteer work with my scientific work, giving clarinet lessons within the workings of Tajo (Ghent)

In sept 2019, I start a PhD project IN the arts.. yes indeed.. going for a second PhD.... have a look at www.kimupe.education

16-17 January 2020⎜Glasgow, UK⎜respondent @ Research Colloqium on low latency streaming in music teaching and learning


13 January 2020⎜Lausanne, S⎜lecture @ Haute Ecole de Musique


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