photography by Lisanne Soeterbroek

Martijn Soeterbroek (born 1981) aka DrummerMartijn is a professional drummer, educator, composer, videographer and producer from Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Born and raised in the very south of Holland, Martijn got his first drum lessons at the local music school in Sittard at the age of only 6 years old. Later, he studied jazz drums at the conservatories of Rotterdam (Codarts) & Utrecht (HKU), where he graduated cum laude. As a recording and performing artist, both as freelancer and regular band member, he is well-known for his versatile playing – from big band jazz to progressive rock -, maintaining his signature style.

Shooting drum videos for his Youtube channel ‘DrummerMartijn‘ since 2009, Martijn has been exploring a wide range of drum related subjects. Currently, ‘DrummerMartijn’ is one of the biggest independent Dutch drum channels.

With 20 years of experience as a drum educator under his belt, Martijn published his critically acclaimed drum method book “Drummers Of The Future – Intermediate” in 2018. Prequel “Drummers of The Future – Beginner” is set for early 2022. Martijn is a renowned teacher at Centrum voor de Kunsten Eindhoven (CKE) & Conservatory Utrecht (HKU).

Watch Martijn’s ‘HKU Mid Term Presentation video’ (short version 2018) here:

“Between 2016 and 2018, I studied at Utrecht Conservatory (HKU) to pursue a Master of Music degree. In January 2018, I was asked to prepare a Mid Term Presentation video about my own reflections considering my personal development in relation to my chosen study pathway; about “Where am I now?”.  I guess it’s about my ongoing journey to find my true identity as a creative artist and human being. “

Read Martijn’s 4-page interview with Sticks Magazin (March 2018, in German) here: