Music Therapy

Music & Health

The ArtEZ Academy of Music pays a great deal of attention to health as part of its music programmes. After all, professional musicians are like top-class sportspeople in a way. They, too, are subject to great physical and psychological demands, which can lead to complaints and injuries.

Body, Mind and Communication skills

Musicians suffer from an above-average rate of occupational health-related complaints. The ArtEZ School of Music wants to focus on this in a positive way and inform, train and supervise students, with the objective of increasing awareness and teaching them basic Body, Mind and Communication skills.

Music & Health all year round

  • During an introductory day, starting students learn about the products and services offered by the Music & Health desk.
  • Practical skills are trained in workshops or during project days.
  • In Music & Health elective courses, students learn more about Body (such as Dispokinesis, Mensendieck, Feldenkrais, Alexander technique), Mind (haptonomy, Mental Practice) and Communication (Lichtenberg, speech therapy) techniques, either individually or in groups.
  • Additional screenings are available periodically, such as phonetography (vocal range profile measurements) and audiometry (hearing acuity measurements). Customised earplugs are available at a discount.
  • Theme nights are organised from time to time, some of them in cooperation with external partners.
  • There is a database with addresses, links and resources for more background information.
  • The Music & Health desk can be consulted for advice or for contact information about internal or external health care professionals with a specific expertise or affinity with musicians.

ArtEZ Music & Health has a large external health care network through, among others, a partnership with the National Centre of Performing Arts and membership of the MVDMG Dutch Performing Arts Medicine Association.

For information: musicandhealth@artez.nl

 

Musicians suffer from an above-average rate of occupational health-related complaints. The ArtEZ School of Music wants to focus on this in a positive way and inform, train and supervise students, with the objective of increasing awareness and teaching them basic Body, Mind and Communication skills.

Music & Health all year round

  • During an introductory day, starting students learn about the products and services offered by the Music & Health desk.
  • Practical skills are trained in workshops or during project days.
  • In Music & Health elective courses, students learn more about Body (such as Dispokinesis, Mensendieck, Feldenkrais, Alexander technique), Mind (haptonomy, Mental Practice) and Communication (Lichtenberg, speech therapy) techniques, either individually or in groups.
  • Additional screenings are available periodically, such as phonetography (vocal range profile measurements) and audiometry (hearing acuity measurements). Customised earplugs are available at a discount.
  • Theme nights are organised from time to time, some of them in cooperation with external partners.
  • There is a database with addresses, links and resources for more background information.
  • The Music & Health desk can be consulted for advice or for contact information about internal or external health care professionals with a specific expertise or affinity with musicians.

ArtEZ Music & Health has a large external health care network through, among others, a partnership with the National Centre of Performing Arts and membership of the MVDMG Dutch Performing Arts Medicine Association.

For information: musicandhealth@artez.nl

Musicians suffer from an above-average rate of occupational health-related complaints. The ArtEZ School of Music wants to focus on this in a positive way and inform, train and supervise students, with the objective of increasing awareness and teaching them basic Body, Mind and Communication skills.

Music & Health all year round

  • During an introductory day, starting students learn about the products and services offered by the Music & Health desk.
  • Practical skills are trained in workshops or during project days.
  • In Music & Health elective courses, students learn more about Body (such as Dispokinesis, Mensendieck, Feldenkrais, Alexander technique), Mind (haptonomy, Mental Practice) and Communication (Lichtenberg, speech therapy) techniques, either individually or in groups.
  • Additional screenings are available periodically, such as phonetography (vocal range profile measurements) and audiometry (hearing acuity measurements). Customised earplugs are available at a discount.
  • Theme nights are organised from time to time, some of them in cooperation with external partners.
  • There is a database with addresses, links and resources for more background information.
  • The Music & Health desk can be consulted for advice or for contact information about internal or external health care professionals with a specific expertise or affinity with musicians.

ArtEZ Music & Health has a large external health care network through, among others, a partnership with the National Centre of Performing Arts and membership of the MVDMG Dutch Performing Arts Medicine Association.

For information: musicandhealth@artez.nl

 

We understand that driven musicians work from a perspective of passion. Your instrument needs to be in top-condition to do so. At the same time, however, so does your body – physically, mentally and communicatively. You need to be in a healthy, sustainable and optimal condition to be able to perform artistically, without pain, discomfort or injuries.

For this reason, the ArtEZ skills lab Music&Health is responsible for your knowledge and mindfulness of your personal ‘instrument’ and for teaching you to use basic mental, physical and communicative skills. For example: healthy studying, dealing with stress, protecting your ears, physical preparation and restorative exercises, healthy use of voice, and life style. We offer a regular programme to all students, as well as electives for those who would like to learn more in smaller groups.

Music & Health all year round

  • During an introductory day, you learn learn about the products and services offered by the Music & Health desk.
  • Practical skills are trained in workshops or during project days.
  • In Music & Health elective courses, you learn more about Body (such as Dispokinesis, Mensendieck, Feldenkrais, Alexander technique), Mind (haptonomy, Mental Practice) and Communication (Lichtenberg, speech therapy) techniques, either individually or in groups.
  • Additional screenings are available periodically, such as phonetography (vocal range profile measurements) and audiometry (hearing acuity measurements). Customised earplugs are available at a discount.
  • Theme nights are organised from time to time, some of them in cooperation with external partners.
  • There is a database with addresses, links and resources for more background information.

At the Music & Health Office Window, you can ask for individual advice or be referred to a specialised physician. ArtEZ Music&Health is connected to the NVDMG (Dutch Association for Dance and Music Medicine), and to the NCPA (National Centre Performing Arts).

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