Pieter Dedoncker (Dendermonde °1984)
Pieter Dedoncker took the rhythm sticks at the age of 9, playing on the drums of his uncle, Danny Van Hoeck (X-legged Sally, FES, …). Since then, the love for that instrument and the passion for rhythm never left him. In 1994, driven by motivation to emulate his uncle he took music lessons at the music school of Kampenhout where he attended 8 years of drum courses with Wim De Bie.
In addition to the school he joined the fanfare (brass band) ‘De Eendracht’ of Kampenhout at the age of 12, where he had the opportunity during 6 years to develop a good technical base. At the age of 15 he became the drummer for the surf band ‘Harvey and the Revtones’. Since then he drummed in various bands and various styles – surf, rock, blues, jazz and classical – SOMEONE ELS, ‘Los Venturas’, ‘The Hydrosonics’, ‘Ricky Rocket und die Staubsauger’, ‘Blue Valentine’, ‘Het Mechels Salonorkest’, …
Next to these musical activities, he started a formation as teacher in mathematics, biology and physics in 2006. He obtained his pedagogical certificate in 2009 magna cum laude. He teaches mathematics at the Sint-Lukas High School for Art in Brussels since September 2009.
CLASS & JAZZ offers him the opportunity to combine his two passions: teaching and drums.