My book on singing

Some time ago I started to write down practical information which I thought to be useful for other singers and singing students. The whole project became more serious, and in september 2009 my book on singing was published in Dutch: 400 pages of information about singing, studying, performing, improvising. You can read more about it at

In 2016 the English version was published by ArtEZ Press. 'Singing from the Inside Out' is being used in 20 countries and is already considered a standard work. More info you will find at

As a teacher and as a musician I find 'inspiration' of utmost importance.

- Inspiration to search for a personal style and thus becoming a musical personality of ones own.
- Inspiration to keep on investigating and exploring ones expressive and technical abilities.

In this search the matter of 'style' is not so important. More important is to strive for (also technical) freedom and an open mind towards fellow musicians, different musical styles and different opinions.

And..... in order to be able to be an inspiring teacher I suppose that my first responsibility is to be inspired myself!

In the future I would like to write some more on the subject of teaching. I've been doing it for more then 25 years and I feel that there is a lot to tell about it. Compared to the classical field, teaching jazz and pop singing is still a rather unexplored field. Those who read Dutch could start reading some of the articles I wrote!


Post Graduate courses 2011- till present January 2011 colleague Jolande Geven and I started organising and teaching post-graduate courses for singing teachers. Subjects taught (e.g.): Improvisation as a teaching tool, Working towards a personal interpretation with students of all levels, Teaching breathing and much more. For more info (in Dutch) go to

teaching positions 1997-present Teacher at the University of the Arts, Arnhem. Teaching main courses in singing, singing methods (beginners and advanced), fysiology, improvisation classes for singers, Tilt- lessons (see below), working with master students.

1993-2009 Singing teacher at the University of the Arts, Arnhem. Grouplessons for duo's, vocal improvisation ensemble, development of 2 year curriculum 'Tilt': a combination of theoretical and practical skills with the emphasis on harmonic improvisation.

1985 -2000 Singing teacher at de Lindenberg te Nijmegen. Private lessons, group lessons and ensembles (vocal and instrumental ) in jazz, improvised and pop music. Curriculum development for workshops, vocal ensemble and basic courses for grouplessons in singing.
Masterclasses and workshops 2018 Artist-in-residence in Canada at the universities of Toronto and Vancouver. Masterclasses in Ottawa and Selkirk College, Nelson.
2016 Masterclasses in Canada o.a. at the universities of Toronto, Ottawa and Vancouver.
2012 Guest teacher at McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul (MN), workshop at Ganado (AZ, USA).
During international tours I taught masterclasses on singing in Tokyo, Japan and in Toronto (CAN) with my group Vandoorn at the International Jazz Festival Vancouver, and as a duo with Marc van Vugt in Djakarta, Indonesia.

In The Netherlands I taught masterclasses for the Dutch Voice Teachers Association on working with groups, and at the Schools of Music in Amsterdam (workshop and masterclass), Groningen (lyric writing), Hilversum (improvisation), Rotterdam (interpretation, improvisation for school teachers), The Hague (duo/trio-playing with Andy Sheppard), Zwolle, Arnhem (duoplaying), Enschede (stage presentation, duo playing and ‘Interpretation and intensity’).
vocal coach As a vocal coach I worked with dancers and actors in "Mum's the word" (by choreographer Cecilia Moisio - 2015) Audemars piguet replica L.O.V.E. (Cecilia Moisio - 2014) and the musical play ‘De Bende van de Korenwolf" (2011).
Lectures Ineke has been invited to lecture at
2018 Eurovox - The Hague
2017 ICVT - Stockholm, Sweden
2017 International Jazz Voice Conference IJVC - Helsinki, Finland
2016 The annual meeting of the French Singing Teachers Association (AFPC)
2015 Eurovox - Riga, Latvia
2015 International Jazz Voice Conference IJVC - Helsinki, Finland
2014 Leo Sings - Aalborg, Denmark
2013 The annual meeting of the Dutch Singing Teachers Association, Amsterdam, NL
2013 Prins Claus Conservatory, Groningen, Netherlands
2012 McNally Smith College of Music, St. Paul, USA.

Pictures 2,3, and 4 by Ivo Voragen voor Vandoornengeven

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