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Flautist Anke van der Bijl is graduate of the Utrecht Conservatory. She continued her flute studies with Abby de Quant and attended masterclasses with Peter Lukas Graf, Geoffrey Gilbert, Wissam Boustany and Andras Adorjan. She also studied arranging and conducting with Henk Alkema. Anke has always had a passion for teaching. Seeing Suzuki pupils and hearing their amazing playing she decided to study more about Suzuki method. She completed her Suzuki Flute studies at the British Suzuki Institute in London with a practicum at the Colorado Suzuki Institute in Aspen, USA and a Post Graduate with Toshio Takahashi at theTalent Education Research Institute in Matsumoto, Japan. In Switzerland and Italy she took courses in Suzuki Early Childhood Education ( level 1, 2 and 3 with Dorothy Jones) and Children's Music Lab. Anke was co founder of her home town children's orchestra and conducted this group for more then 10 years. Since 1987 she teaches at her own Suzuki Flute school Fluitschool Flautissimo, in Gouda, the Netherlands.

Since her appointment as ESA (European Suzuki Association) Suzuki Flute teacher trainer /examinator in 2001, Anke lectures for music teachers in various European countries and has conducted Suzuki Flute teacher training courses in the Netherlands, Denmark, Finland, Italy, Russia and Spain. She has been ESA Suzuki Flute Instrumental Director since 2003 and Deputy Chair of ESA since 2010. In 2013 she was elected Chair of the International Flute Committee of ISA (International Suzuki Association) and in 2014 she was appointed as ISA approved teacher trainer for ARSO (Asia Region Suzuki Association)
Anke is much in demand ast lecturer and guest teacher for International Suzuki workshops. She feels honored to be invited as faculty member at the Royal College of Music during the BSI national workshop in 2016 and to lead the Suzuki flute groups during their
Gala concert in the Royal Albert Hall.
As flautist, she performs with pianist
Aad van der Velde.
Anke also enjoys art, literature and cats !

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