The ongoing developments in the field of percussion are reflected in the composition of the CvA percussion department. The broad and internationally orientated set-up of the department ensures an optimal representation of all facets of modern percussion practice at the conservatoire.

The lessons are structured according to the concept of team-teaching, which means that every student studies intensively with multiple teachers. In the master degree programme (MMus) students specialize in a chosen field, narrowing down the number of teachers they work with according to their study plan. The entire faculty shares responsibility for every student, thus coordinating and ensuring a healthy allround development.

In addition to the lessons of the faculty members, guest teachers from all over the world frequently give masterclasses.

Head of Percussion: Richard Jansen


Richard Jansen head of percussion, section representative, mallets, orchestra percussion, set-up, percussion ensembles
Bart Jansen timpani
Mark Braafhart orchestra percussion
Bence Major orchestra percussion
Rachel Zhang marimba, chamber music
Laurent Warnier vibraphone
Arnold Marinissen set-up, chamber music, percussion ensembles
Marijn Korff de Gidts African percussion & methodology
Nancy Zeltsman guest teacher of marimba