Masterclasses, Private classes, Lectures,


Vincent has lots of experience in teaching allover the world. Since he started teaching vibraphone and improvisation at the Conservatories of Amsterdam (CVA) and Rotterdam (CODARTS) Vincent Houdijk has created his own and unique teaching methods. Moreover he created his MALLETCLASSES.COM online video course platform for percussionists from allover the world.


Vincent Houdijk has been giving masterclasses and lectures in many countries such as:

  • Akademia of Music, Krakow (PLN)

  • Haute Ecole de Musique, Lausanne (CHE)

  • Conservatorio Superior, Lissabon (PRT)

  • International Percussion and Bass Festival Portimaõ (PRT)

  • Percucyl Percussion Festival (ESP)

  • SommerStryk Summer Course (NO)



The Percussion Friends Foundation was founded in 2004 by Ramon Lormans and Vincent Houdijk because they felt the urge to help and guide young talented percussionists into becoming professional musicians and supporting them in their performance possibilities. The foundation aims to provide a rightful place for percussion in the (art-)society and to develop the general level of percussionists in the Netherlands and abroad. First of all by providing an exclusive education and supporting young percussionists to create a good foundation for any further professional education in music.

Percussion Friends has several locations in the Netherlands (eg. Ittervoort and Amsterdam). The Young Top-Talent Class at the Sweelinck Academy provides young musicians with weekly lessons and masterclasses at the highest level and is moreover a meeting place at the Conservatory of Amsterdam.

Each year there is a Percussion Friends Chamber Music Academy (PFCMA) which (mostly) takes place at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. This academy is prominent in the field of Percussion! Chamber Music and collaborations between young percussion talents are the center focus, in addition to individual classes and coaching in career planning and creative entrepreneurship. Meanwhile the PFCMA has become one of the biggest acknowledged academies in the world, with participants from more than twentyfive countries worldwide. 

Percussion friends aims to influence the further development of percussion through their regular classes and their festival that will contact both young percussionists as concertgoers with percussion in all styles of music; modern percussion, contemporary music, minimal music, world music, jazz, etc. 


Vincent is always open to discuss the possibilities for private classes. Please contact him below for more information.


MalletClasses.Com was created and founded by Vincent Houdijk aiming to provide inspiring, targeted and effective classes for mallet players from allover the world.

MalletClasses.Com features a Step-by-Step Video Course Series which helps to improve your skills on your instrument. Whether you are a classical marimbist or a jazz vibist, these videos will enhance and develop your musical vocabulary with long term results! With over 20 years of experience in the music business Vincent Houdijk created his own methods in which he is highly recommended and recognized by International Music Institutes. He gained his broad and widened view of Music after studying Classical Percussion (1999-2005) and Jazz Vibraphone (2005-2007) both resulting in graduating with great honor (cum laude).

Vincent has gained years of experience while being trained by excellent artists and mentors such as Peter Prommel, Victor Oskam, Frits Landesbergen and the reputable Mike Mainieri.

MalletClasses.Com is a platform where mallet players can easily access relevant tools, tips and video courses.