The Makers

Mister Jan

Role: Music Maker

Location: The Netherlands


Mister Jan, aka Splogman, was born in 1964 in a small village near Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He could sing before he could walk. When he was 27 years old, after having played in a band and performed as a busker in Belgium he decided to get his degree as a music teacher. Now he teaches music at one of the biggest primary schools in The Netherlands to children from 4-12 years old. A great deal of the songs he teaches them are his own creations, for he has this weird compulsion: he must write new songs, otherwise he can't sleep because all of the ideas swirling in his head.


1. Some Favorite Childhood Music

The Osmonds, ELO, The Bay City Rollers, Mud, Slade, The Beatles, Prokofiev (peter and the wolf), Saint Saens (Carnival des animaux), Boudewijn de Groot

2. Favorite Childhood Games

swimming, skating, sailing

3. Favorite School Subjects

music, languages, science and history

4. Some Favorite Places from Youth

De Vinkeveense Plassen

5. Childhood Heroes

Tarzan, Superman, Zorro, Floris van Rosenmondt, Thunderbirds and: (!!!!!) Catweazle

6. Dream Super Powers

Flying and freezing time!