Peter van Essen

a master in the field of playing violin and other instruments; settled as well as teacher and very often active as musician in studio recordings

MASTER in classical music- diploma's,certificates: conservatorium Amsterdam in 1985 hoofdvak viool

MASTER praise/worship: Herstel bijbelschool Santpoort; Certificaat Psalmody Nederland; Certificate worshipstudies Integrity Worship Institute Nederland 2010 endorsed by VPE and EWV

MASTER Songwriting: member liedschrijversgilde; trainer and organiser "Bouw Uw Troon"; liedschrijversdagen; owner Samuel Songs and Samuel Music

MASTER improvisation on violin:  cd "Musica Divina" with Jan Mulder (organ/piano) cd "Be Thou My Vision" with Jan Borger (piano) played with Elly and Rikkert,Sela, Opwekking, Dick Lemair etc.

Peter van Essen (53) is an allround musician and trainer on the field of praise and worship. His violin-playing already touched the hearts of thousands as well as his songs, sung in both Traditional as Pentecostal churches.
As a trainer of worshipteams he teaches in the biblical foundation of worship as well as in the practical issues of playing and singing in a band or musicgroup. He also trains songwriters and worshipleaders.

Peter is well-known as a producer and musical leader of the "Opwekkings-cd's" and Opwekkingsbundel. More than 80 of his songs and  translations have been published in this popular songbook. He is regulary leading worship and training together with his wife Carin, who is also an experienced singer and songwriter.
His main goal is bringing people and churches (back) into the presence of God.

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