Jaco van den Dool

Jaco van den Dool studied Music in Education at Codarts, obtained his master’s degree in Musicology at the University of Amsterdam and his PhD at Erasmus University, Rotterdam, in 2018. His thesis focused on the role of the body in musical learning processes. During his PhD research he founded the School of Performing Arts Kathmandu in Nepal, in 2012. He still provides (online) training to music teachers there on a regular basis.

In 2019 he switched to primary education as a school leader. In this capacity he made educational institutions future-proof and left no opportunity unused to give arts education a permanent place in the curriculum. He uses his experience as a lecturer in blended learning and as a researcher to carry out research, together with teachers, on the challenges of teaching. As an education innovator he gives lectures and trainings on research as a catalyst for the development and improvement of education.

As of 1 September, 2022, Jaco has been appointed Head of Music in Education at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam.