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 care programme emphasizes prevention of problems and to that end has several facilities and a network of health care providers inside and outside the school, such as physiotherapy and a school psychologist. Additionally, the CvA offers a comprehensive Healthy Musicianship programme that includes lessons in posture & movement for musicians, Feldenkrais, Alexander Technique and yoga.
This is not to say that all services are free of charge. Physiotherapy, for example, involves costs that must be paid by the student or through health insurance. This also applies to treatment following a referral from the school psychologist. Students should take out adequate insurance to cover medical and other costs.
Students can find more information on MyAHK.
Healthcare insurance in the Netherlands
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