Eric Wels studied Music, Composition and Studio Technique at the HKU in Hilversum (Utrecht). Since 1999, he has taught bass guitar, given bandcoaching and written music for several (short) movies and various music theatre plays. He travelled for bands and music projects to Brazil, South-Africa, Egypt, Russia, India, Spain, France, Belgium, Italy, Finland, Kosovo, Austria, Germany, Switzerland and Curaçao. He was also the coordinator of the audition coaching classes for the Fontys Rock Academy in Tilburg for eight years and worked at various music schools as a bass teacher. He currently has his own bass school: Wels Bass University in Breda.
Eric has worked closely with Muscians without Borders since 2010, volunteering at the Mitrovica Rock School. He helped teachers with their course setup and trained senior students to work as bass teachers. Eric works as MwB’s Program Coordinator for both Mitrovica Rock School in Kosovo and Mostar Rock School in Bosnia and Herzegovina.