Welcome at my website.

My name is Klaartje van Veen, mezzo soprano, music teacher and

Feldenkrais® Practitioner.

nederlands


I grew up in a very musical family, my father being head of the baroque program at Tilburg Conservatory in Holland and a well known recorder player, my mother being a professional piano teacher. Since I was a child I am singing concerts in public, at first with my father's ensembles, later with various orchestra's, ensembles, pianists and conductors, within The Netherlands and abroad. At the age of 19 I graduated as a voice teacher. After graduation from studying ”Song and Oratorio” in Germany at the Gutenberg University in Mainz with Claudia Eder and having had lessons with Rita Loving in Munich and Melinda Paulsen in Mainz, I decided to start my own voice development studio in Tilburg, The Netherlands in the year 2000. Since 2006 I became a certified Feldenkrais Method® practitioner after graduation from the MBS Academy of Mia Segal & Leora Gaster.

Welcome at my website.

My name is Klaartje van Veen, mezzo soprano, music teacher and

Feldenkrais® Practitioner.

nederlands


I grew up in a very musical family, my father being head of the baroque program at Tilburg Conservatory in Holland and a well known recorder player, my mother being a professional piano teacher. Since I was a child I am singing concerts in public, at first with my father's ensembles, later with various orchestra's, ensembles, pianists and conductors, within The Netherlands and abroad. At the age of 19 I graduated as a voice teacher. After graduation from studying ”Song and Oratorio” in Germany at the Gutenberg University in Mainz with Claudia Eder and having had lessons with Rita Loving in Munich and Melinda Paulsen in Mainz, I decided to start my own voice development studio in Tilburg, The Netherlands in the year 2000. Since 2006 I became a certified Feldenkrais Method® practitioner after graduation from the MBS Academy of Mia Segal & Leora Gaster.

The Feldenkrais Method® is a form of somatic education that uses gentle movement and direct attention to improve movement and enhance functioning. I am able to work with adults as well as with children to improve in every day- and specific movements (as in sports, dance or music), no matter one’s age or personal condition.

Aspirations of my music students range from functioning comfortably as musicians in either a choir, small ensemble or orchestra, to growing towards being a well equipped soloist. To professionalize all this I can coach students towards successful auditions and concerts, or to sing or play in front of a microphone

or camera. Coaching towards a recording session, a Demo or Full Album is also very well possible.

The Feldenkrais Method® is a form of somatic education that uses gentle movement and direct attention to improve movement and enhance functioning. I am able to work with adults as well as with children to improve in every day- and specific movements (as in sports, dance or music), no matter one’s age or personal condition.

Aspirations of my music students range from functioning comfortably as musicians in either a choir, small ensemble or orchestra, to growing towards being a well equipped soloist. To professionalize all this I can coach students towards successful auditions and concerts, or to sing or play in front of a microphone

or camera. Coaching towards a recording session, a Demo or Full Album is also very well possible.

Voice Lesson Program 

I teach at my own private voice studio for children and adults off the age of 13. 

These lessons concern singers or professional speakers, who want to be trained to become choral singer or soloist in either classical-, jazz-, pop- or musical repertoire or want to deal with vocal problems and solve them in a healthy manner.

The lessons are combined with exercises from the Feldenkrais Method. This is a way of working, developed by Dr. M. Feldenkrais which advocates movemental learning.

My way of training teaches to feel what is happening within the body during singing, speaking and making music. It proves often very handy to be able to look inside briefly to feel our instrument, made up by our vocal cords, the surrounding areas but actually indeed the entire body. Vocal problems can be determined en solved and with it the pleasure of singing and use the voice will grow big and strong. This process is a unique one, different for every individual, pointing at becoming aware of our move mental patterns. By combining and integrate nerves, muscle- and skeleton functions we learn to operate more naturally with our own body.


Voice/ Piano/ Music lessons for children under 13 years of age.

In these lessons I concentrate on singing songs, playing piano, combined with breathing- and relaxation techniques, basic theory of music and four handed piano.

When levels rise we work towards a public performance.

Contact:

info@klaartjevanveen.nl

Voice Lesson Program 

I teach at my own private voice studio for children and adults off the age of 13. 

These lessons concern singers or professional speakers, who want to be trained to become choral singer or soloist in either classical-, jazz-, pop- or musical repertoire or want to deal with vocal problems and solve them in a healthy manner.

The lessons are combined with exercises from the Feldenkrais Method. This is a way of working, developed by Dr. M. Feldenkrais which advocates movemental learning.

My way of training teaches to feel what is happening within the body during singing, speaking and making music. It proves often very handy to be able to look inside briefly to feel our instrument, made up by our vocal cords, the surrounding areas but actually indeed the entire body. Vocal problems can be determined en solved and with it the pleasure of singing and use the voice will grow big and strong. This process is a unique one, different for every individual, pointing at becoming aware of our move mental patterns. By combining and integrate nerves, muscle- and skeleton functions we learn to operate more naturally with our own body.


Voice/ Piano/ Music lessons for children under 13 years of age.

In these lessons I concentrate on singing songs, playing piano, combined with breathing- and relaxation techniques, basic theory of music and four handed piano.

When levels rise we work towards a public performance.

Contact:

info@klaartjevanveen.nl

Klaartje van Veen -Feldenkrais-

What does the Feldenkrais Method do?

The Feldenkrais Methos is a practical method to learn to move with attention. Many of our movements are so normal, that we also take many of them for granted. Everyday again, without thinking about them. We often do not realize which of these movements are beneficiary to us or holding us back. We often put our attention only to what has to be done, not to how we do it in the first place. Here the Feldenkrais Method comes in. It makes us look at the many possibilities we have to move and to move in a healthy manner.

What does the Feldenkrais Method do?

The Feldenkrais Methos is a practical method to learn to move with attention. Many of our movements are so normal, that we also take many of them for granted. Everyday again, without thinking about them. We often do not realize which of these movements are beneficiary to us or holding us back. We often put our attention only to what has to be done, not to how we do it in the first place. Here the Feldenkrais Method comes in. It makes us look at the many possibilities we have to move and to move in a healthy manner.

Unity of Body and Mind

The Feldenkrais Method acknowledges the unity of the Mind with the Body, thus organic learning is stimulated and created. A change of movement leads to a change in how we think, how we look at our surroundings, how we feel and vice versa. Moshe Feldenkrais chose for the physical stimulus because of the fact that we can actually see a change when we look at a certain movement, this all creating a field of study, still developing today with every individual, willing to study his or her way of moving.

Unity of Body and Mind

The Feldenkrais Method acknowledges the unity of the Mind with the Body, thus organic learning is stimulated and created. A change of movement leads to a change in how we think, how we look at our surroundings, how we feel and vice versa. Moshe Feldenkrais chose for the physical stimulus because of the fact that we can actually see a change when we look at a certain movement, this all creating a field of study, still developing today with every individual, willing to study his or her way of moving.

Feldenkrais is a continuous process of learning.

Through playful use of simple yet unusual patterns of movement, weather it's done laying on the floor, sitting or standing, we discover how we actually move. You become aware of how movemental patterns go, from the initial thought, to activation of the muscles, movement of the skeleton, the nerve system combined with our unique way of perceiving, feeling and thinking. You learn to make a move in a most effect-ful way.

Feldenkrais is a continuous process of learning.

Through playful use of simple yet unusual patterns of movement, weather it's done laying on the floor, sitting or standing, we discover how we actually move. You become aware of how movemental patterns go, from the initial thought, to activation of the muscles, movement of the skeleton, the nerve system combined with our unique way of perceiving, feeling and thinking. You learn to make a move in a most effect-ful way.

Functional Integration

These individual sessions concentrate on the individual needs and interests of the attendant, being it ease of moving or the overcome of problems with moving. The practitioner uses his or her hands to pinpoint effectively on certain move mental possibilities of the attendant. The attendant can be standing or laying on a specially designed table for effective observation to the practitioner. He or she starts these sessions with "empty hands", looking at the person as a whole and takes his or her observation of that moment as a starting point for further examination and help. This way a practitioner can observe how someone breaths, stands, walks, moves, organizes him- or herself, where there is possibility of change and what information is required for the attendant to make this change. Sometimes the movements have to be large, sometimes small. Without any form of pressure the head gets turned, arms or legs bent and the connections between, for instance, ribs and hipbone made clear. New ways of moving are taken into account and possibly integrated into someones daily activities. Individual sessions are being made by individual appointments.

Functional Integration

These individual sessions concentrate on the individual needs and interests of the attendant, being it ease of moving or the overcome of problems with moving. The practitioner uses his or her hands to pinpoint effectively on certain move mental possibilities of the attendant. The attendant can be standing or laying on a specially designed table for effective observation to the practitioner. He or she starts these sessions with "empty hands", looking at the person as a whole and takes his or her observation of that moment as a starting point for further examination and help. This way a practitioner can observe how someone breaths, stands, walks, moves, organizes him- or herself, where there is possibility of change and what information is required for the attendant to make this change. Sometimes the movements have to be large, sometimes small. Without any form of pressure the head gets turned, arms or legs bent and the connections between, for instance, ribs and hipbone made clear. New ways of moving are taken into account and possibly integrated into someones daily activities. Individual sessions are being made by individual appointments.

"Awareness through Movement" group sessions.


Individual learning of awareness in movement is the goal during the group sessions called:

Awareness through Movement. Attendants are made aware of the way they actually move themselves with great focus, resulting in an active study for possibly new ways of movement.

By comparing several ways of moving the mind and body choose for the better options themselves. Only by becoming very aware of the signal paths, change is possible. The group sessions are led by the practitioner, who invites the attendants to move according to specific lines of inquiry. Movements are organized in specific themes, making becoming aware comprehensible, like: rolling, standing up, sitting, the hip area, the neck or even the eyeballs and facial area. The practitioner doesn't make the movements his - or herself, but stimulates the process of getting aware by specific lines of questioning. This way attendants observe themselves though their movements.

Most Group sessions start laying on the floor, this way decreasing the force of gravity. No pressure is put upon the feet. Aside the nerve system is released from known and predictable stimuli and behavioral patterns that could have a negative effect to the learning of new and better forms of movement. Furthermore the observation of slight movements can be more subtle and informing.

Group sessions are given at the Riethovenstudio practice room for up to 5 individuals.

"Awareness through Movement" group sessions.


Individual learning of awareness in movement is the goal during the group sessions called:

Awareness through Movement. Attendants are made aware of the way they actually move themselves with great focus, resulting in an active study for possibly new ways of movement.

By comparing several ways of moving the mind and body choose for the better options themselves. Only by becoming very aware of the signal paths, change is possible. The group sessions are led by the practitioner, who invites the attendants to move according to specific lines of inquiry. Movements are organized in specific themes, making becoming aware comprehensible, like: rolling, standing up, sitting, the hip area, the neck or even the eyeballs and facial area. The practitioner doesn't make the movements his - or herself, but stimulates the process of getting aware by specific lines of questioning. This way attendants observe themselves though their movements.

Most Group sessions start laying on the floor, this way decreasing the force of gravity. No pressure is put upon the feet. Aside the nerve system is released from known and predictable stimuli and behavioral patterns that could have a negative effect to the learning of new and better forms of movement. Furthermore the observation of slight movements can be more subtle and informing.

Group sessions are given at the Riethovenstudio practice room for up to 5 individuals.


CONTACT:

info@klaartjevanveen.nl