Vocational education modules

Higher vocational training: Masters module ‘Music & Healthcare’

Masters module ‘Music & Healthcare’. We work with young alumni who have followed the Master Module 'Music and Healthcare' at the Prince Claus Conservatory (our covenant partner). This module was co-developed by Philip Curtis, artistic director of Embrace Netherlands and guest lecturer at the Prince Claus Conservatory in Groningen. It is an elective module consisting of 10 preparatory lessons, followed by an 8-week internship in which the students participate in the Music and Dementia, Palliative Care or Home Music Care programme. Students can then work with Embrace Nederland. We want to encourage students to extend their portfolio career to the care and welfare sector for the benefit of vulnerable people.

Interested? Mail to: prinsclausconservatorium@org.hanze.nl
More information: Krista Pyykönen via k.s.p.pyykonen@pl.hanze.nl.


DaDOM stands for Daily Dose of Music; an international Erasmus+ project of which Embrace Netherlands is the lead partner. The goal is to increase the use of musical interventions in the social domain. We want to achieve this by training a new generation of healthcare professionals, so that they become aware of the added value of music in healthcare. This is not only in the Netherlands, but also in other parts of Europe. Schools in Lithuania and Iceland, among others, participate in this project, coordinated by Learning Hub Friesland.

Embrace Nederland has developed the VET/MBO module 'Music in Healthcare' together with ROC Friese Poort, Drachten. This programme is aimed at vocational students (nursing & social care), teachers and healthcare providers. In this way, students who follow an education in the health or social care sector can see for themselves the value of musical interventions at an early stage and can then easily apply them later in their work. Teachers must also learn to teach the curriculum in order to pass on this knowledge, and healthcare providers are given tools to implement the interventions

More information can be found on the website DaDOM.eu.