Taking care of yourself as a musician means building good habits in your musical and personal life. It means learning to use your Energy, Balance and Coordination in study and performance. It means Taking Time to be creative, and to rest and stay fit.

Practicing with these things in mind improves your technique and develops your talent.

Musicians also need to have up-to-date information and tools in order to prevent common problems like hearing loss, RSI and burnout. Plus, research from other disciplines, like motor-neurology, performance psychology, physiotherapy and Alexander Technique can give us information and new tools to make our practicing more effective and interesting.

On this site, you can find the information and links you need to develop yourself as a musician. As a student at the conservatory, there are Course, Lectures, Projects and a you can take private Alexander Technique lessons. See the page Courses for more details. You can make an appointment to speak to the teacher Criss Taylor about creating a course of study during your conservatory time, or if you have any challenges or questions you wish to discuss. criss.taylor@hku.nl
Your Tutor and the Student Service Centrum is also there for you if you have questions about your study. The Musicians Health program is being developed each year, and the site will be added to periodically.