Meet the Jury!
Ronald’s musical career begins at the very young age of 10. He started off as a drummer and lead singer in a band called “the Improvers” (a Kiss cover band) and made his first TV appearance at the age of 12. The band’s rehearsed in the basement at his parent's house. The guitarist of the band would leave his gear and guitar standing there and that’s how he got to know the instrument. It would take him two years to finally switch from drums to guitar when he joined a school band together with his friend Eric Coenen. In 1986 Ronald played at the Pinkpopfestival (also with Eric Coenen) in a band called Ge Reinders and friends. In 1992 Ronald started as a student on the Rotterdam Conservatory where he graduated in 1996. From then on he played as a session player with several Dutch, German and Belgian artists. In the year 2000 he is asked to become a teacher at the Rockacademy in Tilburg Holland. To this day he is still working as a teacher, guitar player and a music producer and has his involvement in several music projects in the Netherlands.