In 1997 Ken Van Hoeylandt started the course guitar making at the Provinciale Technische Scholen (now ILSA). He then went to Milan at the Civica Scuola di Liuteria to complete his studies in the restoration course under the guidance of M° Gabriele Negri.

He lived in Cremona from 2002 where he specialized in making, restoring and repairing plucked instruments and making lots of pegs for instruments.

In 2009 he got the opportunity to start up the restoration year at ILSA and has teached there ever since.

In 2012 he did a completion course with José L. Romanillos in Sigüenza.