Hendrik van der Poel was born on 20 May 1996 in Ede (Gelderland). After secondary school, he followed a study to become a furniture maker at HMC Amsterdam. Here he chose to specialize to become a craft furniture maker. Hendrik concentrated on the wooden instrument building and conservation. In this context, he has done serveral internships at various organbuilders, including orgelmakers Gebroeders van Vulpen (www.vulpen-orgel.nl), orgelmakerij Boogaard (www.orgelmakerijboogaard.nl) and Klop Organs & Harpsichords (klop.info/welkom-bij-klop). For his orientation, he did his internships at Carpentry and Construction Fred Mensink (www.fredmensink.nl) and at Furniture workshop De Klomp (interieurenmeubelwerkplaatsdeklomp.nl). From September 2013 to June 2015, during his spare time, Hendrik followed training at The Guild of Volunteer Millers to be a volunteer miller. As of September 2015, Hendrik is studying wood carver/sculptor at Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp.