Quirijn Snijder studied classical guitar at the conservatory of Zwolle with Pieter van der Staak, Hans Oosterwal and Hans de Weerd. In Holland and abroad he participated in numerous masterclasses with well-known teachers like Hubert Käppel, David Russell, José Tomás, Abel Carlevaro, José Luis Rodrigo and Kostas Kotsiolis.
In 1992 Quirijn obtained a title as therapeutic teacher in Dispokinesis. With this movement therapy, he specialized in the ergonomics of making music, especially concerning the guitar. He has been asked regularly for lecturing and workshops on this theme, sharing his broad knowledge and experience on the subject how to become and how to stay a healthy guitarist.
After finishing his guitar studies in Holland Quirijn lived for three years in Spain, where he, in search for more development and profoundness, continued studying the guitar with José Tomás in Alicante, and worked as a guitar teacher and therapist in Dispokinesis in Barcelona.
Back in Holland he founded Guitar Institute L’escola in 1999, together with his wife Eva Sabaté. In this school for the classical guitar he has been teaching numerous talented guitarists during the last two decades.
Also together with Eva Sabaté, Quirijn recorded the compact disc “Intermedio”, on which he performs Spanish music from the early 20th century.
Quirijn is member of the board of the European Guitar Teachers Association in Holland and the editor of El Maestro, the magazine of EGTA-NL.
Outside the world of music Quirijn as well dedicates his time as a personal coach in his practice Recercare in Zwolle.