Jan Ruerd Oosterhaven
Born on the 23rd of March 1991 02:37:49pm at 53°11'19.9"N 5°48'25.2"E


2021 - now
__Coordinator; Honours College Coordinator at Prins Claus Conservatorium, Groningen.

2020 - now
__Teacher; teacher Methodology Electric Bass and Double Bass at Prins Claus Conservatorium, Groningen.

2019 - now
__Audio mixing and audio production; working with in Ableton Live Suite

2018 - now
__Teacher at Stichting Sparklab. Art and Philosophy lessons for children under the age of 12.

__Custom framemaker at Richards, Groningen

2017 - now
__Creative Coding; microcontrollers, Arduino, ESP, C++, Processing.

2017(september - december) and 2019(april - december)
__Impresario; contactperson of the impresario at Prins Claus Conservatorium, Groningen.

2015 - now
__Classic Jamming; Artistic Director of Classic Jamming. Monthly jamsession for Classical Musicians in Groningen. Founder of the ImproMachine.

2015 - now
__Artist; visual art and interdisciplinary art.

2015 - now
__Teacher; elective teacher of improvised music at Prins Claus Conservatorium, Groningen.

2014 - now
__Graphic design; posters, booklets, logo's, photo's and more.

2006 - now
__Guitar builder; making and repair of (experimental) stringed instruments.

2002 - now
__Musician; electric bass and double bass.

soft skills

> creativity
> adaptability
> problem solving
> assertiveness
> communication
> taking responsibility
> self-discipline
> tolerance for ambiguity
> desire to learn


2003 - 2009
__Bogerman College, Sneek, vwo/atheneum “Natuur en gezondheid”.
____* 1st price “Gold Medal in Physics”; International Conference of Young Scientist.
____* 2nd price + audience award “Jan Kommandeurprijs” Rijksuniversiteit Groningen.

2009 - 2014
__Prins Claus Conservatorium, Groningen, jazz music (double bass) + teaching degree. (Cum Grano Salis)
__Klassieke Academie, Groningen, summercourse etching and woodcut printing.


Jan Ruerd had a playful childhood. His parents gave him all freedom to develop different kinds of skills in his early life. Thanks to all the possibilities in his childhood and his natural curiosity, Jan Ruerd decided in his teen ages to develop himself into an interdisciplinary artist.
Full bio available on request (english/dutch).


2017 - Noorderzon, Groningen.
2018 - Lûd, Rijs.


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