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Interview with Jenna Baumgart, Part 2

In Part 2 we hear from Jenna Baumgart about the research she conducted for her Master’s thesis. She offers advice to other music instructors on how to prevent injuries in their students.
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Interview with Jenna Baumgart, Part 1

Brianna Richardson interviews Jenna Baumgart MA, who is an expert in the fields of musicians’ health and injury prevention. In the first of three parts she shares how she first got interested in these topics.
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The Power of Not Sleeping?

The Power of Not Sleeping? Sleep has a tremendous impact on our physical and mental health. No sleep may have an even greater inverse effect.
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Performance Anxiety

Performance Anxiety

Musicians' Health Slider Version Performing can be a scary business. Learn how to prepare and handle yourself when faced with stage fright.
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The Feldenkrais Method & Alexander Technique

Two methods of movement education that have been particularly popular with musicians are the Feldenkrais Method and Alexander Technique. These two methods of somatic education use specific patterns of movement to help bring our attention to how we move.
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Finding the Perfect Setup, Part 2

Finding the Perfect Setup continues as we learn about general concerns and issues for violinists and violists!
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Finding the Perfect Setup, Part 1

Finding a comfortable setup for your instrument can be a struggle for any musician. The setup for each instrument is unique because each places different stresses on the body. Read on to learn the importance of the proper setup for continued healthy practicing.
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Tips for Healthy Practicing, Part 2

What do you do if you feel pain from playing? The first thing is, STOP playing if it hurts. End your practice session early. Do not keep playing through the pain. It will just aggravate the problem…
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Tips for Healthy Practicing, Part 1

Tips for Healthy Practicing, Part 1

Musicians' Health Slider Version As a musician, it is important to pay attention to how you practice. Healthy practice patterns can help lead you to a lifelong enjoyment of pain-free playing!
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Staying Healthy, Staying Musical

In order to continue performing music to our fullest, we must take care of the instruments that allows us to express ourselves: not just the instrument that we play, but also our minds and bodies.
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