GILAD ZUCKERMAN – RAPPER, SINGER, PRODUCER, ARTIST

I was 14 and sitting on Museumplein in Amsterdam, when I knew that I wanted to make music for a living. Crazy that I still remember that moment and place, but it was suddenly clear to me: this makes me happy, I’m good at it and it gets me attention from people I want to […]

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ZIXTEN WEIJSTERS – PRODUCER, SONGWRITER, MUSICIAN

Two years ago I was in a period  in life where I felt like I didn’t have any direction. Things I did didn’t give me much satisfaction. I felt like I wasn’t moving forward in life, or working towards anything until I found an Ableton starter course and thought why not. Through listening and making […]

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ARON HANNES – SINGER, MUSICIAN, SONGWRITER, PRODUCER

I’ve been making music myself for 10 years now and have released few “POP” singles that were successful. I was also part of the pre-selection for the Eurovision Song Contest in Iceland. My favorite genre now is leaning more towards R&B and Soul. I want to help develop those genres and learn to think like […]

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Ole Pedersen – Singer, producer, musician, designer

The idea for following a full course at the Wisseloord Academy actually came from my mother. After high school I came from Bonaire to the Netherlands because my mother was ill and I decided to stay here. She wanted my education to go forward and I wasn’t really looking. She thought Wisseloord Academy was just […]

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Ralph Moerman – MUSICIAN, SINGER, PRODUCER

“Songwriting is so special to me. Start with a simple idea for a song. Then write a text and find a few chords. And it all develops into a story that people listen to. Fascinating. My dream is to ‘break through’, to be heard and to ‘score’ hits with songs that make me happy. With […]

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Lena Marguerite – SINGER, SONGWRITER, PRODUCER

“When I was 13 years old, I started playing ukulele and when I turned 14 I also picked up acoustic and electric guitar. Right now, I’m trying to learn how to play the piano and bass. Since I was little, I have been busy with music in all kinds of ways. I sang and danced […]

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Sander Visser : Musician, Artist, Songwriter, Producer

For me, music is communication. A language like no other language that can express emotions, images and other intangible things.” (…) “My parents both raised me with their own culture. Beatles and Pink Floyd from my dad, from my mother jazz, theatre and volunteer work. In high school I always wore headphones. Music transported me […]

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Teimoso – Singer, Songwriter, Producer

At the age of 10 I already knew that music would be my future. I wanted to be a producer and to live in New York. A friend of our family is a pianist and I soon realized that I had a feeling for music. Thanks to him I had piano lessons until I was […]

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Lars koehoorn – Musician, Songwriter & Sessions

After I completed my preliminary education at the Prince Claus Conservatoire, things went a little differently than expected. I did not return to the conservatory, but ended up at the Wisseloord Academy. And in hindsight that was the best thing that ever happened to me.”   ‘The coronavirus ensured that my agenda with performances was […]

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Richie Lee – Dj, Producer, Songwriter

  Music is always around me. I live in Rotterdam and that is really a place where many musical cultures come together. From urban to techno, from Latin to funk. As a DJ I regularly perform in clubs and festivals. When I see people go wild, a special energy is released. Not only with the […]

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Ward Reijmerink – Musician, Songwriter & Producer

Before I started the full course at the Wisseloord Academy in 2020 I already had two conservatory degrees. With my band INKT we just decided to take a different direction when corona came into our lives. With an empty agenda I decided to make the leap to a full time career in music.   At […]

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NMUV Dutch String Sessions and Wisseloord Academy

Wisseloord Studios, Wisseloord Academy and NMUV (Dutch Music Publishers Association) have launched the Dutch String Sessions project. For this initiative, 12 well-known and big hits from Dutch soil have been given a ‘classic’ look. All publishers affiliated with NMUV could submit suggestions and the first EP contains classic arrangements of ‘Omarm’ (BLØF), He is mine […]

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Buma Stemra and Sena lecture about Music Rights

Esther Maier and Silvia Biemans from Buma Stemra and Sena graced the Academy today with their program “Music Rights On Tour” where our students learned all the ins and outs about music copyrights.  “We make sure that everybody who creates music has the right to get compensation. A lot of artists are busy with the […]

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Dutch Rapper, Singer & Songwriter: Glen Faria

Glen Faria is a Dutch renowned rapper, singer and songwriter. He was also part of the famous Flinke Namen Band with multiple hit records to their name. Glen was a guest lecturer today at the academy and we had a short but enlightening interview with him after a “Q&A” session alongside artist manager and autor, […]

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Arthur Vierboom – Songwriting Course student

Arthur Vierboom, songwriter at DISTRIKT21 (and following the Module Creative Songwriting at Wisseloord Academy) ‘Wisseloord Academy is different. It’s not about mastering an instrument primarily, but about mastering a professional attitude.’ Malik Berrabah, director from Wisseloord Studio and Wisseloord Academy told us directly at our first lesson: ‘If you’re serious about making music I consider […]

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Dolby Atmos Studio

Wisseloord has now an official Dolby Atmos enabled studio. Since Apple has chosen Dolby Atmos as its new standard, the industry is taking note of this amazing way to experience music. Is Dolby Atmos Music the new standard for spatial audio?     The team at Wisseloord is convinced about the impact of this new […]

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What the students say… Justice and Ole Nikolaï

Justice and Ole met at the Wisseloord Academy and had an instant connection, now they spend their days making music together and enjoying all that the academy has to offer. We spoke to Justice and Ole about their music, their time in Wisseloord and of course their friendship. Interested to know more? Read the interview, or have […]

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Wisseloord Academy: find your sound, improve your songwriting

Want to know more about life at the Wisseloord Academy? Brynja Mary is a sixteen-year-old singer/songwriter from Iceland and one of the first students at Wisseloord Academy. She mostly writes and sings pop and R&B music with a distinct Nordic vibe. We had the chance to ask Brynja some fun questions in between creative sessions. […]

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Wisseloord Academy is an introduction to a life in the music industry

Are you considering joining us at Wisseloord Academy next semester? The first group of students is well on it’s way to get the most out of their experience at Wisseloord Academy, while CEO Malik Berrabah is starting to make arrangements for a new group of students to join in January of 2021. We had a […]

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