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Trevor Howe

Guitar, lute, rock band and music theory

Trevor Howe studied classical guitar with Bernhard Bielowski and John Della-Torre, then lute, archlute and theorbo with Tim Kersten in South Australia before joining The Royal Conservatory in The Hague in 2005 as a lute student of Nigel North and Mike Fentross. As a child he also took Organ and Bass guitar lessons. He is founder and director of the early music ensemble Nova Hollandia and was previously director of Virtuosi NL.

Trevor qualified to teach Philosophy, Politics and Music in his native Australia before relocating to the Netherlands to further his vocational music studies, teaching R-12 music in Australia, Europe and Asia – most recently “Music in English” for ‘Earlybirds’ at Primary Schools in Rotterdam.
Trevor worked closely with Virtuosi founder Tom Penn-Davies (AUS) since the school’s establishment in Queensland in 2005. For 13 years Trevor operated the Netherlands branch of Virtuosi before merging its international talent and experience to form the International Department of the Muziekacademie Den Haag in August 2020. Tom previously recognized Trevor’s dedication: “Trevor’s unique teaching method enables students to develop strong technical ability in addition to understanding and appreciation for music in a variety of styles. “I was always impressed by Trevor’s attitude to his work and I always got positive feedback from his students. Trevor’s dedication to his work and school has meant a lot to our students… I recommend Trevor to any music student. He is organized, reliable, highly skilled, and has an excellent relationship with people of all ages. He is a valuable asset. “
Trevor has also worked as a chef, and is an avid Marathon runner.

Languages: English and Dutch

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