It has been known for some time that Joke Meijer and her keyboard are a good combination. But that she now even wins a prize with it is completely new to the people of Vlaardingen.
Friday she won The Best Social Award for the Best Home Stay content. “It is bizarre that I can win such a prize at the age of 70,” says Joke on Radio Rijnmond.
“Never heard of YouTube”
Joke has been playing organ music on her keyboard for a while now. After her husband died, her son urged her to play the organ, because she hadn’t touched the instrument in a long time. Eventually videos came from the internet.
And that while Joke was not so at home in the online world. “I had never heard of Youtube,” she admits. “I only started looking when I was nominated.” And it’s a good thing she did, because she is now a true internet sensation with more than 36,000 followers.
Have a drink
Of course Joke has thought about the memorable moment. “On Thursday I had a drink with my sons on my balcony from a distance. I hadn’t seen my oldest son in a long time, so that was a great moment.”
Friday Joke will again show her price, but then to the general public. She is then invited to the talk show Op1.