As a recorder and cornetto player Heleen performs music of the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Baroque period. After her studies as recorder player she fell in love with the sound of the cornetto and its wonderful repertoire, especially the improvisatory skills of the musicians of those days. She teaches the recorder at a music school and works as a music teacher in primary schools. At the conservatories of Arnhem and Utrecht she teaches didactics, pedagogy and coaches students in their internships. She is still struck by the gentle force of La Musica and feels privileged to help people find their way in the world of music. Her aim is to make music students creative and open minded in serving their students.