Raoul Wijffels has over 25 years of experience in education, youth development, training, coaching and management. His career began as pianist, composer, arranger and teacher. He managed and produced theatre pieces and developed a new vision on music education. He published a music method for classroom teachers and has been frequently invited for guest lectures and workshops at universities, schools, symposia and seminars. He worked as music pedagogue at the Conservatories of Amsterdam, Utrecht and Rotterdam and was co-designer of the curriculum for Bachelors and Masters for ‘Codarts’, Universty of Music and Dance in Rotterdam.
After a field research in Indonesia, he founded OneDollarForMusic, a non-profit organization that uses a unique approach to support the infrastructure for creative development and the improvement of education and youth development programs in Indonesia.
Raoul’s interests are broad. Beside his work as musician and educator, he managed a charter sailing company and organized trainings and team buildings, while being captain on his own traditional sailing vessel the ‘Pegasus’. His approach to his work, both as manager, consultant and educator, is a holistic one: combining deep understanding of strategies and processes with broad technical knowledge and a people-focused, personal involvement in successfully driving and managing change.
2007 – present: Program director – OneDollarForMusic Foundation
2006 – 2010: Coach & trainer of young talent, teachers & youth workers – OneDollarForMusic Academy, Bali, Indonesia
2007 – present: Counsellor for Dutch Prisoners in Indonesia – Dutch Probation Service & Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2001 – 2007: Music Pedagogue – Codarts, University for Music, faculty of Music & Education, Rotterdam
1999 – 2006: Owner & Captain traditional sailing vessel “Pegasus”
1989 – 1999: Music Teacher – “RSG Slingerbos”, Bi-lingual high school, Harderwijk