Jasper Somsen is a renowned educator, specialized in indivual lesson, ensemble coaching and masterclasses at all levels.

  • Double bass (Jazz and classical music)
  • Bass Guitar (Pop, Jazz, Fusion and Latin )
  • Composition
  • Improvisation (for all instruments)
  • Music Theory

Individual lesson, 60 minutes: EUR 66 incl. VAT | Minimum age: 12 years
Jasper teaches in Dutch, English, Italian and his German sounds funny.

Jasper Somsen geeft privélessen contrabas, basgitaar, muziektheorie, compositie en improvisatie. Daarnaast geeft hij workshops en masterclasses. Leeftijd vanaf ca. 12 jaar. De lestijd is minimaal 60 minuten per les, op afspraak.

Lestarieven (per 1 januari 2023)

Onder 21 jr. (vrijgesteld van BTW): 60 minuten EUR 55,00
Vanaf 21 jr. (incl. 21% BTW): 60 minuten EUR 66,00

Leskaart: 10 individuele lessen van 60 minuten. Deze kaart is 12 maanden geldig vanaf de 1e les.


It takes much more than being a talented musician to live your life as a full time professional. The moment you realize there is so much more, than mastering your instrument/voice, most (young) musicians are overwhelmed and (might) get stuck. You simply don’t know where to start.

Getting stuck is a key moment! It’s the perfect momentum for you to discover and explore new ways to get to the next level(s) in your personal development.

Facing major changes in life are always challenging. Finding solutions is the key to your personal and professional growth. Your road travelled will be inspiring and rewarding.

PERSONAL COACH PROFESSIONAL MUSICIAN is your guide in your process and development.

“We’ll cross the bridge when we get there.”
Well, … here’s the bridge. 
You’re the one who’s about to cross it. 
I’m the one to guide you.

– Jasper Somsen

Depending on where you are and what you need, in your personal and professional life, we’ll decide which main subjects are best for you. Most musicians prefer the full package and return (later) for one or more specialties.

FULL PACKAGE: 10 lessons, all main subjects
SPECIALITY: deep focus on one or more of the main subjects
One lesson is 60 minutes

– Repertoire
– Interplay
– Composition
– Improvisation
– Musical director (bandleader/conductor)

– Musical leadership
– Business leadership
– Life’s philosophy
– Self management

3. PRODUCTION (2 lessons)
– Production plan
– Studio productions
– Live productions
– Video productions
– Mix & mastering
– Release

4. BUSINESS  (2 lessons)
– Acquisition
– Promotion
– Network & Public Relations
– Contracts & Rights
– Starting your own company
– Financial management
– Concert programming
– Tour management
– Record companies


Since 2014 Jasper teaching minor and elective courses at the Jazz & Pop department of the Artez University Of The Arts, Arnhem (NL), both individual lessons and ensemble classes.


Just graduated as a Master in Music at the Conservatory of Amsterdam, Jasper Somsen started teaching in 1998. After several years at public music schools and conservatories he decided to focus mainly on private lessons, guest teaching, conducting and clinics/masterclasses.
Since 2021 he's teaching minor and elective courses at the Jazz & Pop department of the Artez University Of The Arts, Arnhem (NL).

2014- today: ArtEZ University Of The Arts, Arnhem (Jazz & Pop Dept.)
2016 & 2021: Royal Conservatory The Hague (Jazz Dept.)
2016: Codarts Conservatory, Rotterdam (World Music Dept.)
2003, 2009, 2012 & 2015: Utrecht Conservatory (Jazz & Pop Dept.)
2002-2007: Conservatory of Amsterdam (Classic Dept. - Young Talent & Minor)
1998: Codarts Conservatory, Rotterdam (Jazz Dept.)

(c) 2016 photos Jasper by Carlos Villaroel - Challenge Records