04 Nov Healthy Habits For Highly Successful Musicians
This talk is designed to provide musicians with guidance on how to prevent and manage playing related injuries and will include interactive demonstration and audience participation. Risk factors that are unique to instrumental musician will be discussed along with suggestions for safe practice habits to prevent pain and injury. The demonstration will include exercises and stretches to perform prior to playing, onstage and back stage as well as practical strategies for warm up, breaks, posture, playing position, technique, repetition and pacing. The talk will conclude with information on what to do in case of injury and how to return to safe playing.