Since 1984, Bart Spanhove has been principal professor of recorder at the Lemmensinstituut. He is playing member of the world famous recorder ensemble Flanders Recorder Quartet. With them he has made 22 CDs, and has played and given numerous master classes and lecture demonstrations all over Europe, Asia, South Africa, and the Americas. He published “The finishing touch of ensemble playing” (Alamire 2000, Moeck 2002 and translations in Chinese and German) and “The Recorder Music of Frans Geysen” (Mieroprint 2010). Now he is doing research about the art of practising and the technique of recorder playing. His ideas will be published in a series of books (2014-2020). He is worldwide asked as teacher and jury member in international competitions. He is president of the international recorder competition in Mechelen, Belgium. Daily, Bart Spanhove is thinking how to make people happier with making music and playing the recorder.