Arjan had his first organ lessons at the age of 9. But he didn’t like it because he didn’t play the notes that where on the music charts, and still cannot read music.
After a break he started playing again, not forced this time to play from charts, but on intuition and use his ears instead of his eyes. That was a much better approach and not long after that his parents bought him his first Hammond organ.
He is also a self-taught piano player.
Arjan played in a lot of bands, such as The Dicky Greenwood band. In 2019 he joined Fat Harry & The Fuzzy Licks.
His main influences are: Jimmy Smith, Jimmy McGriff, Rhoda Scott and Booker T.