He then went on to study the piano at the Lemmens Institute in Leuven, where he was taught by, among others, Ron Van Rossum, Frank Vaganée, Dré Pallemaerts, Bert Joris and Peter Hertmans. After his studies he became the permanent pianist of the group Jazzisfaction, which later became the Peer Baierlein Quartet. He was closely involved in the career of his wife and singer Tutu Puoane. He also had his own trio ep3.
In 2005, 2006 and 2007 he was the permanent pianist of the ‘Goddam! A tribute to Nina Simone’ project, with which he toured across Flanders and the Netherlands and was even given a spot on Marktrock, where they managed to reach a wide audience. You could also see him at work with, among others, Toots Thielemans, Dré Pallemaerts and Bart Defoort.