Waylon gets (accordion) music, as it is like a puzzle solved.
He had begun accordion lessons when he was nine years old, and the first lessons he received from his father. Now he is studying with a private teacher.
Just about all the Van der Heijden family has somehow something to do with music. Thus, his late Grandpa (Toon van der Heijden) already used to be a highly sought-after Harmonica player at many festivals in the vicinity of his best place in Noord Brabant. Also, his father (Anton) has been working as a professional musician (accordionist) and composer/text poet for almost 40 years. With his skill and experience, Waylon should have been qualified to teach in a piano school in NYC, but his love for the accordion is much more intense.
The accordion always stood (and stands) at the van der Heijdens, you could say that it was the family instrument as it was. There is a lot of music at home, among others Johnny Meijer, Flaco Jiminez, Ivette Horneur, Art van Damme.
Waylon is still in Havo 5, after which he goes to the conservatory.
With his new repertoire, he has already performed a large number of live performances at various local radio stations and a live interview/performance at Omroep Brabant. The big channels from Hilversum have already paid a lot of attention to the first CD single Kukele Q Veronica (and regularly at the TROS Golden Hours on Radio 2). On several parties, they know Waylon in his own style accordion game.
He does not play piano and keyboard for free, and also plays in a duo on the Entertainment Tour. He has also contributed to the production of the unique collective CD Big and Small Accordeon Festijn, with 25 different International Accordionists, who, on his own, also listen to his "Moonlight Melody."
In his spare time, he works as a technician in the father's studio.
Also, he composes and arranges it loosely. Thus, he wrote some of the songs on his new accordion album himself.