Bas Gaakeer is a teacher, musician, composer and arranger. he graduated from the Msuic in Education programme at the Conservatorium in 2011 and was appointed teacher at the CvA in the same year. In that year he also started his guitar study at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam with Lydia Kennedy. He also took lessons with Lex Eisenhardt, Eric Vaarzon Morel (flamenco), Fred Jacobs (early music), Thérèse de Goede (early music) and masterclasses with Judicaël Perroy, and graduated from the bachelor's degree programme at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam in 2015. He is a member of the band Ten-Hut.