* Setting the Tone


It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” [Albert Einstein] 


In this edition of Setting the Tone we will talk about the musician as a teacher. Many musicians also teach beside their artistic practice. This didactic task takes more than just transferring your skills and knowledge to your pupils. It raises specific questions about your own profession, such as: How do you continue to actually “learn how to teach”? How can you facilitate exchange with other teachers and put an ongoing exchange into practice? To whom can you address questions after graduation? How do you keep teaching interesting for yourself and your pupils?

On November 26 at 5pm, you can bring your questions and experiences on this topic, and share them with us and three special guests:

Cecile Rongen​ teaches clarinet methodology and bass clarinet at the Utrecht

Conservatory, but she also work at Mocca , a cultural education centre in Amsterdam. Apart from teaching she also has extensive experience with playing in orchestras such as Holland Symfonia, Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest and the

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.

Johannes Lievaart​ ​teaches violin according tot the Suzuki method. He studies at the

British Suzuki Institute and Shinichi Suzuki in Japan. After a career at the Utrecht Symphony Orkest he dedicated himself to teaching, leading youth orchestras and teaching methodology.

Daan van den Hurk​ ​graduated at the Utrecht Conservatory in Classical Piano, Jazz Piano and Composition. He teaches piano at music school Ceres in Utrecht. In his lessons the pupils are completely free in which style they want to learn. There is a lot of attention for improvisation and composition. Next to teaching, Daan is starting his own career as a concert pianist including a very rare specialization in accompanying silent movies.




About Setting the Tone 

Setting the Tone is a series of events at HKU Conservatory  initiated by HKU Research Centre Performative Processes (RECPEP).  We focus on performance practice of our present time, regardless of style,  genre or period. We want to give attention to today’s practice, experience it,  investigate it, discuss about it, sketch and stretch its possible future(s). The series aims to set the tone for research into performativity and music at HKU Conservatory. At Setting the Tone we regard the guests and the audience as a community that brings forth the event together. Both guests as well as the audience can consist of students, teachers and the professional field of artistic researchers.


Host / organiser: Falk Hübner falk.hubner@hku.nl​

Co­ordination: Lectoraat Performatieve Maakprocessen:

Pam de Sterke ​pam.desterke@hku.nl and Debbie Straver ​ debbie.straver@hku.nl​ Student team: Anne­Maartje Lemereis and Itzel Trejo Medécigo