Hello and thanks for checking in for some more great news!
As we’re looking back at the former workshops with Ronald Seerden (remind yourselves in this link), we are looking forward to welcome another Dutch artist who will also share his wisdom with us.
Eric Coenen is a bass player, coach and band coach. He has collaborated with many national and international artists, such as Ilse Delange, Jan Akkerman, Manfred Mann and many more. He’s been working at the Fontys Rockacademie as a bass teacher and coach for 17 years, but he has been coaching bands for over 30 years and is still going strong! His own band is called Blowbeat and their upcoming tour starts in April 2017.
This will be Eric’s first time to visit Mitrovica, but he is no stranger to our teachers and students, as he was a part of the summer schools in Skopje in 2014 and 2015. During these weeks, he has shared valuable advice and friendship with our students, so we can’t wait to work with him again! Eric will work directly with the bands, and he will also coach our teachers as part of their training as band coaches and songwriting coaches.
Starting from the 30th of January, the workshops are scheduled to happen throughout the week, up until the 5th of February.
Stay tuned to find out how it goes!