Who is Dirk?
Dirk Scheele Children’s Songs
Dirk Scheele started his career as a rock guitarist, singer, guitar teacher and music therapist for children with special needs. He started writing songs for these children. However, all kids appeared to love his songs so much that he got a record deal at EMI Music/Universal.
Theatre shows and concerts
Now Dirk Scheele is a fulltime performer for children with 3 concerts a week in theatres and clubs in Holland – like the Dutch Paradiso in Amsterdam and TivoliVredenburg in Utrecht – and Belgium. He performs solo, together with a band and with puppeteers. He is also well known for his songs and theatre shows about Dikkie Dik – a famous Dutch cat, created by illustrator Jet Boeke.
On the Dutch and Belgium Nickelodeon and NickJr channel he has his own daily music television programme.
Music and videos on YouTube, Spotify and Apple Music
Dirk wrote, recorded and released 20 CD’s with his own Dutch children’s songs, using music styles like rock, pop, blues, reggae, folk, metal, dance, classic, jazz and rock & roll. Lately he has translated his famous Dutch songs into English and German, which can be found on Spotify and Apple Music.
Dirk loves to play the guitar. During concerts he also entertains children by creating all kinds of realistic sounds with his guitar: animals, nature, traffic and filmatic sounds. Fans have called him Steve Vai for kids, the Jimi of the Lowlands for kids or the Dutch Dan Zanes. Dirk has an endorsement at Ibanez Guitars. Despite his busy schedule he still rocks with his friends in bands like Whroumm and Guitar Fever.
Dirk Scheele lives in Holland, together with his wife, daughter and dog.