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In the Wisseloord Academy all the classes are given by a unique network of composers, producers, songwriters, engineers and industry professionals.
The participants (we do not look at students, but at musicians and artists who join us to develop their skills, no matter what their level is) learn to produce from some of the most succesfull producers of the dutch pop or urban scene. They learn to write toplines or songs with platinum award winning songwriters, they learn about publishing from publishers, they hear artists talking about their career or learn to record or mix with engineers recording or mixing succesfull records on a daily basis. 
All the classes are designed in such way that the lecturers share their own work approach while the participants are at the center of the attention to get the space to develop their own music and work methods.

Discover our Teachers

Ramon Ginton

Bizzey, Maan, Ronnie Flex, Ali B, Boef, …

JB Mejers

Common Linnets, De Dijk, Acda de Munnik, Blof, Go back to the Zoo, etc…

Carlos Projectmoney

Frenna, Famke Louise, Lil Kleine, Yade Lauren, Broederliefde, Jonna Fraser, B Brave, Steve Aoki, etc

Jordan Wayne

Ali B, Ronnie Flex, Jonna Fraser, Jack $hirak, Boef, Lil’ Kleine, Sevn Alias, Mula B

Nouri Avery

Noah Avery is a singer, song writer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. He studied vocals at the Herman Brood Academy, and now writes for different artists. He thinks stories are the most important part of a song and the instrumental should be a perfect fit.
Noah has worked with artists such as: Wulf, De Hofnar, Miss Montreal, Thomas Nan, George Holliday, Collin Jax and Robbie Mendez.

Davide Ruffini

Soul & Noamle, Supa Dupa, NAVY, Nelson Dialect, Leelo, MAJAN, Kilian & Jo, The Voice,

Marieke Mckenna

Marieke McKenna (London, 1994) is the founder of independent record label Mink Records, artist manager (Jeangu Macrooy, Torii), creative director and A&R scout. Mink Records is a relatively young yet wave-making record label, being the supporting force behind the (inter)national success of some of The Netherlands’ most exciting upcoming alternative artists, like Pitou, The Visual, Torii and The Mighty Breaks. The label is known to help push artists with a non-mainstream sound and get them attention through careful business accumen, without making creative concessions. In 2019 Marieke founded a joint venture ‘Mink Music Publishing’, together with Cloud 9 Publishing, creating opportunities in publishing and sync for upcoming artists. She’s a regular guest speaker at educational institutions like The Abbey Road Institute, Codarts and the Conservatory of Amsterdam, and appears on panels at conferences such as Eurosonic, The Great Escape and VNPF. She is also a keen music collector and researcher, and regularly DJs at events.

Cato Van Dijk

Cato van Dijck has been active in the music industry from a very young age, growing up in a musical family and playing her first shows from the age of 9. Since 2013 she has been the the front woman and personification of the band MY BABY conquering stages all over the world such as Glastonbury, Pinkpop, Sziget and Lowlands. Cato has a remarkable voice and style and takes her inspiration from seventies funk like Sly & the Family Stone, to the electronic alternative pop of Little Dragon. MY BABY have been praised for their unique sound and approach and Cato is interested in sharing her experiences as a touring musician, a songwriter and likes to help you finding your own style and voice.

Erik van der horst

EV Acoustics, Studio builder, Chris Brown, Nielson, Pat Leonard, Maher Zain, ALAIN CLARK,

Sam Jones

I like to refer to myself as a Music Engineer. I want to get my hands dirty with anything that has to do with producing, recording, mixing and performing music. I consider myself lucky to have learned my recording skills in an analogue recording environment where finding the right sound and enabling the best possible performance was paramount to having a successful session. Only later was I introduced to the power of DAW’s and post production possibilities. I love both approaches and I’m happy operating both tape machine and DAW. On my journey of becoming a sound engineer I dedicated myself to artists that I felt connected to and inspired by and thus have also been working in the live sound sector as a Front of House Engineer.

Erroll Antonie

Music Publisher – Head of A&R BMG

Rogier Bol

This is Rogier Bol with more than 15 years working in the music industry as marketeer/project manager setting up strategy and a release plan for singles, EPs and full length albums locally and internationally / digitally and physically.

Working for and with the majors like Universal Music and indie labels like Fully Charged and artists from Billie Eilish to Inge van Calkar across all genres. His own company Stroomlijn (Streamline in Dutch) is service label and marketing/promotion helping artist to streamline their releases and dreams.

Colin Benders - Kyteman

Kyteman, Colin Benders

Misha V/D Winkel

Dj, Producer, Songwriter en mede oprichter van het platform en muzieklabel INI Movement.

Van de 1e Noahs Ark club tour samen met Jiggy Dje door Nederland  of samen met Pete Philly & Perquisite de wereld rond tourend, naar het produceren voor een grote verscheidenheid aan artiesten en genres.

Het nummer Walking on Fire samen met Rilan & The Bombardiers is te bewonderen in meerdere Amerikaanse Series als Shooter en Shut Eye.

Heeft les gegeven op de Rockacademie en de Nederlandse popacademie.

Mathijs Kievit

Luwten, Kim Janssen, Blaudzun, Bartek, Kapok, Broken Brass Ensemble, BOT, Ode to the
Quiet, the Kyteman Orchestra.

Rafil Sam

Ali B, Lijpe, Mula B, Ismo, Ashafar, Young Ellens, Sandra Sahi

James Castelijn

Snelle, Famke Louise, Kimono, Young Ellens, Henkie T, Defano Holwin, The Cool Quest

Shakil Bholasing

Ronnie Flex | Frenna | Jonna Fraser | Fresku | Winne

Yori Olijslager

Kyteman, Willem (de opposites), Sef, PAX the humanoid, Pete Philly, Secret Rendezvous, Lisa Lois, Rilan & The Bombardiers, The Indien, Maydien, JNTHN Stein, Grayson Capps, Michael Martin Murphy, Ableton Expert

Felix Tournier

Akon, KRS One, Young Thug, David Guetta, Ilse DeLange, Jett Rebell, Kensington…

Philippe Weiss

Madonna, David Guetta, Dua Lipa, Alicia Keys, Selah Sue, Ben L’oncle Soul…

Malik Berrabah

Malik Berrabah is the owner of Wisseloord and founder of the Wisseloord Academy. His track record as songwriter, composer, arranger and producer is rich of countless national and international successes in various genres. Since the start of his career 25 years ago, Malik decided to work under divers nicknames and to keep his work secret to the public.

Daimy Lotus

Since early childhood singer and songwriter Daimy Lotus (24) has been involved with music, singing and dance. Even at the tender age of five she could be found performing at the yearly cultural market in her home town. In 2009 she decided to pursue a career in songwriting as well.

In May 2015 she released her debut EP named ’15’ including her first single Saturday Girl and second single Cannonball which she got acknowledged for by Dutch radiostation 3FM by naming her Serious Talent. Other radiostations followed along.
 For this EP she worked closely together with Martijn Konijnenburg (aka Tienus). She played at many festivals and did a Dutch tour through twenty different cities.

Now her focus is on songwriting. After writing songs and performing them for her solo project for several years, she decided to focus on writing for other artists as well. Therefore she has written with a variety of songwriters, producers and artists like Filous, Janieck, Joshua Hardy, Kameron Grae, Marlon Roudette, PollyAnna, Roxanne Emery and TV Noise. Nevertheless she is working on solo material too which will be released in the course of 2020. In the meantime, there will be songs getting released in which Daimy plays a part by either singing the song, writing it or both.

Noah Smits

Noah is one of the most recognized music marketeers of The Netherlands. Working as consultant for numerous artists and labels, Noah of one of the figures of the field that cannot be missed out.