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Janneke Klompenhouwer

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Daniëlle van Lieshout

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 Maria Coolen
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Marijke van Klaveren 

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Silvère van Lieshout 

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Bas Goossens


Thomas Triesschijn


Our Team


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Janneke Klompenhouwer is the teacher of the Beginners’ Class and Talent Class 2. She gives lessons in stage prestation and solfège. She took the Music Teacher course at the Academy of Arts in Rotterdam. Janneke also sung in The Hague Children’s Choir and she sings in the Cantamare Vocal Ensemble. She has a great affinity with the theatrical music side of working with children’s choirs.

Daniëlle van Lieshout is the youngest teacher of the Academy of Vocal Arts. She is solfège teacher as well as conductor of The Hague Children's Choir choir and manager of Musicanti Children's Choir. She loves conducting and a enthousiastic singer with the Cantamare Vocal Ensemble. 

Maria Coolen is the singing teacher of the B Choir, Talent Classes, Boys Choir and The Hague Children's Choir. She was one of the first teachers in Holland specialized in the Lichtenberger method. She also conducts in Helmond the Children's and Yout Choir Kunstkwartier.

Marijke van Klaveren is the conductor of the A Choir and the B Choir, Talent Classes 1, she teaches solfège and singing and she is the Head Teacher for the Children’s Choir Conductor Course. She studied school music, organ, choir conducting and church music at the Academies of Arts in The Hague and Rotterdam. She is the founder of the Academy of Vocal Arts and is still a big advocate for a healthy musical education. She is the conductor of the Voorburg Vocal Ensemble.

Silvère van Lieshout is the Director and Artistic Leader of the Academy of Vocal Arts. He is the conductor of the Musicanti Children’s Choir, the Cantamare Vocal Ensemble, the Young Men´s Chorus and Chamber Choir ACVA VOCES. For more than 40 years Silvère has put his heart and soul into the development of (children and youth) choral singing in The Netherlands. He has organised many courses and workshops around this subject and written various articles and publications, including the Jongleren method of learning. Through these he strives to bring (young) people closer to the language of music. In 2008 Silvère van Lieshout was awarded the title of Ambassador of the European Music Festival for his services to children’s choral singing. In 2013 he was decorated by the queen for his services to children's choir singing.

Bas Goossens is head of the production department and assistant director of the Academy of Vocal Arts. He studied viola at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague and law at the University of Leiden.  

Thomas Triesschijn assists concerning the productions. He travels around Europe as a recorder player with his Counterpoints.