Arie Vonk was born in Amersfoort, the Netherlands on March 8, 1953. He studied at the Conservatory of Utrecht with Herm van der Heijden for music pedagogy and with Kees van Houten for organ. After the organ improvisation course with Bert Matter at the Conservatory of Arnhem he obtained his diploma for chamber music. He also studied electronic organ with Guus Jansen and keyboard with Ton Langhorst and Rob van der Sande. He started his career in the seventies as a music teacher at the Guido de Bres school in Amersfoort, where he was already active as an organist since 1969. Since 1982 he is teacher organ and keyboard at "Het Musiater" in Zevenaar. He is also one of the regular players of the "Naber organ" in the Koepelkerk in Arnhem.