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Rock School

Richard van Wijck is a classically-trained guitarist (Honours Bachelor of Music in Guitar Performance at Wilfrid Laurier University in Canada followed by postgraduate studies at the Conservatories of Maastricht and Amsterdam) with more than 25 years of experience in independent guitar instruction in the Brussels region. He embraces his passion for live music performance in a diverse range of genres at public events such as the Brussels Jazz Marathon and private shows with his rhythm and blues band.

Richard is delighted to offer private tuition in electric, acoustic and bass guitar to ACE students of all ages and abilities, as well as entry-level introduction to the drums.

An additional feature of Richard’s collaboration with ACE will be to launch the Rock School concept of ensemble-based musical activity with groups will be formed to put on a show. All (aspiring) musicians and music-lovers are welcome, whatever their level and experience! The live shows and jam sessions can also be recorded, so any budding sound technicians or volunteers for stage production and set design (and why not stylists, make-up artists etc…) would be especially welcome. Newcomers to the “industry” can be trained by Richard on-the-job. 

On a more academic note, and espousing the concept that responding to and performing music may instil in young musicians a curiosity to learn more about how music is composed, theory lessons in a group context are also offered. Theory students wishing to further their knowledge may be prepared for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) theory examinations.

Ready to rock?


Contact Richard on Lesson policy and rates available upon request.

ACE of BRUSSELS International School

Here are some examples of clubs that are offered.  They vary from term to term.

Boys Football Club. 

Running Club

Computer Club


Girls Football Academy


Dungeons and Dragons


Contact Mr Parra directly

Available to all students

If a club or activity has to be cancelled, we will endeavour to give as much notice as possible, but if less than 24 hours’ notice is given, we will offer free Garderie services for the duration of the cancelled club. Please note that a minimum number of participants is required for each club to be viable therefore, if a club is not viable to run, it will not be offered.

This is available for all students from 08.00-start of school and 15.30-18.00.   We also run Garderie on Wednesday afternoons from 12.30-18.00.  We charge 10.00€ per hour pro rata.  We prefer as much notice as possible if your child is going to attend Garderie or if your booking times have changed.   If cancellation is less than 24 hours an invoice will be issued for the time booked.  Garderie, offers a variety of fun activities that are applicable for the age of each child.  
For further details on any of the above please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Burgin in the office.

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