A performance career makes physical and mental (as well as artistic) demands on the musician which should not be underestimated. With respect to this physical and mental exertion during the course and in students' further careers, it is important that they discover for themselves a healthy way of working. The CvA health programme emphasizes prevention and offers the following specialists and services:
* student counsellor
* physiotherapy for music students, see www.bleeksma.nl
* general practitioner
* school psychologist
* Alexander technique
* posture, movement & dance, Feldenkrais
* orientation towards study and profession
* Mensendieck, see www.marjamosk.nl
* orthopaedic surgeon
Please note that these services are not free of charge. Treatment by the general practitioner, physio- and Mensendieck therapy, Alexander technique etc. is to be paid for by the students themselves. Students should insure themselves sufficiently against costs of medical treatment and other costs.
Conservatory students and staff may also consult a confidential adviser.
Healthcare insurance in the Netherlands
By law you must have healthcare insurance when you stay in the Netherlands. Please click here for information abouth health (and other) insurances.