The Importance of Performing Arts Health in Music Education. by Francesca Leo...

Jun 5, 2018 by

Results from a 2009 study conducted by Ackermann, Kenny and Fortune revealed that 95% of highly skilled flute students suffered performance-related musculoskeletal disorders[1].  When I was sixteen years old, I was diagnosed with my first performance-related injury.  After experiencing severe pain when I played my flute, I scheduled a...

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Overcoming Focal Dystonia: by Mark Dannenbring...

Jul 2, 2014 by

It is been practically three years since Mary O’Brien asked me to write an article on living with focal dystonia.  I had written a short one back at the end of the nineties discussing a possible cure for focal dystonia.   (Hands On, Issue #4)  I had made much progress...

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My Success Story with Focal Dystonia. By Andrea Brachfeld...

Mar 1, 2014 by

It’s always hard to tell this story from the beginning because no one ever imagines that you will actually get Focal Dystonia so we ignore the beginning of the condition as minor and insignificant.  Then we might wake up one day and find that there is a small uncomfortable...

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Yoga for Flutists: by Fluterscooter...

Sep 3, 2013 by

Recently I had the opportunity to meet and work with New York City based flutist turned yogi, Nicole Newman, founder of Yoga for the Arts (http://yogaforthearts.com/).   Injury prevention and health & wellness have been something I have been interested in lately due to my own personal injury issues...

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