Music Teachers

Tom Wolfs

Clarinet teacher

Tom Wolfs (Geleen, 1989) studied clarinet at the Conservatory of Amsterdam with Arno Piters and Hans Colbers and earned his master cum laude in 2014. At the same time as his studies at the conservatory, Tom studied Musicology at the University of Amsterdam. He received his diploma in the same year for the Master's in Arts and Culture (Musicology). Tom is part of the Nederlands Blazers Ensemble and the Nieuw Amsterdams Clarinet Quartet and regularly replaces with the Gelders Orkest, the Residentie Orkest, Philharmonie Zuidnederland, the Radio Filharmonisch Orkest and the Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest. Since 2008, Tom has been giving clarinet lessons in and around Amsterdam. As a true Burgundian, Tom loves cooking well and a good glass of wine. A further in-depth study of this matter therefore proved unavoidable and in 2017 he successfully completed the Vinologist training.

Sophie Schreurs

Clarinet teacher

Sophie Schreurs (1998) was born in Sevenum in Limburg and started her first clarinet lessons at the age of eight. At the age of sixteen, she was accepted at the Sweelinck Academy of the Conservatory of Amsterdam where she studied with Harmen de Boer. She is now studying with Arno Piters in the 3rd year Bachelor at the same conservatory. Sophie participated in soloist competitions and reached the Young Soloists Final in Limburg six times. Three years in a row she became the first prize winner of the Dutch Wind Blazers in various divisions. In 2015, Sophie became the winner of the Young Soloists Final. She also won the third prize twice at the regional final of the Princess Christina Competition. In the summer of 2016 she performed several times with the South Netherlands Philharmonic, later that year at Viva Classic Live in Venlo and in the spring of 2017 she performed with the Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra Con Brio. She went on a concert trip to China, the Czech Republic, Italy, and Spain, and soloed in the small hall of the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Westerkerk (in the context of the Amsterdam Canal Festival) and in the Gothic Hall of the Council of State in The Hague. She followed masterclasses with Julien Hervé, Davide Lattuada, Christoffer Sundqvist, Han de Vries and Leon Bosch. Sophie replaced with, among others, the Marinierskapel der Koninklijke Marine, the Orchestra of the Royal Netherlands Air Force and the Nederlands Blazers Ensemble, played from 2015 to 2018 in the Youth Orchestra Nederland and currently plays with the Royal Harmony of Horst and with the Jong Nederlands Blazers Ensemble.

Rosanne van Bers

Flute teacher and conductor beginners band

Rosanne van Bers (Zeist, 1998) started taking flute lessons at the local concert band in Maarn at the age of seven. After obtaining her highschool diploma, she started her bachelor Classical Flute at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, where she has been studying with Jeroen Bron since 2016. Rosanne attended masterclasses with Emily Beynon, William Bennett, Mario Caroli and Silvia Careddu. Rosanne currently plays in many different chamber music ensembles, the young Dutch Wind Ensemble and the flute string 6sense founded by Emily Beynon. She took methodology lessons with Thies Roorda and Wieke Karsten. In 2018, Rosanne took the Music as a Course - music education according to the Kodály method and looks into how this method can best be translated into flute lessons.