A professor at the Brussels Royal Conservatory of Music, Dirk developed a number of educational programs in the field of jazz pedagogy. These programs contain tips and strategies for efficient individual and group teaching. Main issues include instrumental skill development, ear-training methods, awareness instruction theory, and practical topics on ensemble playing.
In co-operation with the national OVSG/AVSG association he developed numerous curriculae for jazz piano and ensemble teaching to be used by teachers at music schools and academies throughout the country and abroad.
Together with Walter Baeken, he wrote and published the book "JAZZics, systematische jazzharmonie, -analyse en oefeningen als voorbereiding op improvisatie", a 240 page manual (including audio examples) dealing with crucial topics on jazz theory and improvisation basics (reference ISBN 90-801614-1-1).
Dirk regularly gives lectures on music teaching, especially the current influence of contemporary jazz pedagogy tendencies on traditional music education programs.