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Rintje Albert te Wies (b. 1958) studied at the ‘Stedelijk Conservatorium’ in Groningen, The Netherlands. Alongside his study of Music Education he studied piano with, amongst others, Gerben Makkes van der Deyl and Kars Westers. He took classes in Choral Conducting and Music Theory with Cees Rotteveel and Rein Ferwerda respectively.

He is the artistic director and conductor of the Roden Boys’ Choir. Since May 2012 he is also artistic director and conductor of the Kampen Boys’ Choir. The first edition of his teaching method for young singers, ‘From C to C’, appeared in 2007. The second edition, further developed with his colleague Sonja de Vries, appeared in 2014. The latest edition of his teaching method for young singers, ‘Een Leven Lang Zingen’ (‘A lifetime of singing’), appeared in 2017. This method is used within the choir to educate the boys.