MalletClasses.Com was created and founded by Vincent Houdijk aiming to provide inspiring, targeted and effective information for mallet players from all over the world, whether you prefer to play the marimba, the vibraphone, the xylophone or any kind of mallet instrument.

With over 20 years of experience in the music business Vincent Houdijk created his own unique methods in which he is highly appreciated for by multiple International Music Institutes. Vincent teaches vibraphone at the classical departments of the Conservatory of Amsterdam and the Codarts Music High School of Rotterdam and has gained years of experience while being trained by excellent artists and mentors such as Peter Prommel, Victor Oskam, Frits Landesbergen, Florian Poser and the reputable Mike Mainieri.

Vincent Houdijks’ masterclasses reached out to international music institutes such as Haute Ecole de Musique in Lausanne, Switzerland Conservatorio Superior de Musica in Lisbon, Portugal Academy of Music in Krakow, PolandRoyal Conservatory in The Hague, Netherlands and many internationally renowned Percussion Festivals.

In 2005 Vincent founded the Percussion Friends Foundation together with his colleague and dear friend Ramon Lormans. Ramon is a marimba professor at the conservatories of Rotterdam & Amsterdam. Percussion Friends is an organization based in Amsterdam and has managed to be one of the most leading Percussion Foundations in the world with its own private schools, national young talent class and an annual Percussion Friends Chamber Music Academy. Each year the PFCMA attracts young talented percussionists from allover the world. (With participants from over 25 countries in the past 5 years)

MalletClasses.Com is a platform where mallet players can easily access relevant tools, tips and video courses. It is even possible to get personal guidance or a Masterclass at your Institute by Vincent Houdijk.

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