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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A Flutist’s Nightmare. By Dana Joras...

Jun 1, 2015 by

Winters in Chicago can be very dangerous. By mid-February, however, my mind was focused on the warm Spring months ahead, not the unexpected layer of black ice beneath my feet. I fell on Friday the 13th while walking my dog and managed to break two bones in my left...

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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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