He became solo clarinet player in the Dutch Royal Navy Band from 1951 until 1974. He also became arranger, he arranged around 250 pieces for this band at the Royal Air Force Chapel. In 1974 he became director at the Band and Classical Department at the Music Education Center The Lindenberg in Nijmegen. He has conducted several orchestras.
In 1991 he was awarded Knight in the Order of Orange-Nassau.