Music has always played an important role for Joop. Raised with jazz, especially through his father. He became acquainted with salsa, merengue and bachata in the former Club Caribbean and Club Ebony (El Mejor). The salsa eventually became his addiction, he took part in salsa courses, conferences and received (private) lessons abroad from the best salsa teachers in the world.
In 2010, Joop, who was renamed to SalsaJoop by his friends, started his own salsa dance school, SalsaFactory. In the meantime he has also built up a large constituency as DJ-JMB (SalsaJoop).