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Composition and Instrumentation

Biography

Tim van de Laar (33) is a professional composer / keyboardist working from his studio based in Hilversum, The Netherlands. With over 15 years of experience as a composer and 25 years of playing the piano he has quickly developed himself into a versatile musician. In 2004 he graduated at the University of Arts and obtained his bachelor degree with honors in Music Production and Composition.

His working methods deliver music very rapidly. As a keyboardist he plays every instrument himself without using pre orchestrated sample loops. This without having to take too much time. This method gives his compositions more character and the soul musicians can give to their music.

He is ideally suited to write and orchestrate music for computer games, leaders, artists, commercials and is a widely known session keyboardist with over 19 years of band experience.

 

Music Education

  • 2000-2004: HKU Utrecht University of Arts, Bachelor with Honors; Music Technology, Music Production and Composition.
  • 1999-2000  Pre-education: Music Technology.
  • 1994-1998 Jazz piano lessons from master pianist `Wilbert Kivits`.
  • 1986-1993 Public Music School: Gemert ( S.E. Brabant, the Netherlands).
 

Band Reference

  • Groove Piano: Dualing piano entertainment band.
  • Feest Piano`s: Dualing piano entertainment band.
  • Piano Entertainer: Solo pianist/singer at Grand Café Heeren van Ghemert.
  • Piano Entertainer: Solo pianist/singer at Grand Café La Belle.
  • Otis Redding Tribute band: theater soul act
  • Rockaoke: rock karaoke band
  • Friction: african hiphop/reggae band
  • Hotel pianist: hotel pianist at `van der Valk` hotel Haarlem Zuid (The Netherlands)
  • VIP: semi professional coverband under "Lukassen Productions".
  • Improphecy: improvisation cabaret group.
  • Jackie Ginger: funk band with vocalist Fridolijn van Pol (Finn Silver).
  • Sugar & Spice: hotel and events band.
  • Insight: popband in sociation with Kitchie Nadal.
  • Convoy Exceptional: on-call band formation for performances outside the Netherlands.
  • Jazzylicious: jazz quartet for company parties and other occasions.
  • Robben Ford Tribute band: five-member band with Robben Ford repertoire.
  • Kicks: jazz/Funk Big-Band
  • Pro Sessions: jam-session performances.
  • MFB: show-band which plays old-fashioned Dutch croon songs.
  • The Ben Spierings Band: prize winning Neal Diamond look-alike.
  • Eclips: semi professional top-100 band.
  • Sensational Power: top-40 Rockband.