Else van Ommen (1962) studied Music Teaching and Violin at the conservatories of The Hague and Rotterdam. After getting her diplomas she worked for four years as a professional violin player in several musicals. Besides these performances, she taught violin at music schools and worked as a music teacher at elementary schools. During the holidays she worked as a tour guide/driver/cook for Cycle Tours. In 1997 she started to work as orchestra manager for the National Youth Orchestra of the Netherlands (NJO). In 2000 she started to work at the Royal Conservatoire as a project leader of the Classical Department. And in September 2015 she became the coordinator education of the Classical Department.