Ton-Herman Melis (1964) is a pianist, arranger and teacher. He teaches piano, improvisation and music software at the Conservatory of Utrecht. After his graduation in 1987 at the same school he started working as a keyboard player for the theatre production 'De Film van Ome Willem'. During the same period he toured with The Swinging Soul Machine, a Dutch soul band that regularly accompanied artists like Eddie Floyd, CB Milton and The Three Degrees. Ton-Herman has a small studio in which he records and produces his own and others' music.