Beyond the Practice Room is a podcast that explores the intersection of music and medicine as related to musician health and more. Your hosts are Dr. Janice Ying, a physical therapist based in Los Angeles, and Kayleigh Miller, a violist and movement educator in Seattle.
Episode 5: Supporting the Trans Voice with Danielle Marie Steele
This week, we have an amazing conversation with vocalist, voice teacher, choral instructor, and educator, Danielle Marie Steele. Danielle is currently completing her doctorate at Columbia University with a focus on queer and trans inclusivity in the vocal and choral space. She is additionally the founder and organizer of the Transgender Singing Voice Conference. She has been working with trans and gender diverse singers since 2013 and is a faculty member at the Voice Lab in Chicago. We talk about the changing dynamics of choirs, how gender can be separate from voice type, the intersection of singing and speaking voice training, how choir directors can be more inclusive in their programming, arrangement, dress code, and how to give more voice teachers the tools to help all of their students.
For more on Danielle and her work, visit her website at https://daniellemariesteele.com/
The Voice Lab in Chicago: https://www.thevoicelabinc.com/
The Young Professionals Choral Collective In Cincinnati: https://www.ypccsing.org/sing
The Transgender Singing Voice Conference: https://earlham.edu/about/transgender-singing-voice-conference/
Episode 4: Demystifying Pain Science with Dr. Cody Weisbach
In this episode, we interview Dr. Cody Weisbach about pain science, a topic that can be overwhelming and confusing for many musicians and music educators. Cody is a Boulder, CO based physical therapist with an interest in the prevention and treatment of playing related musculoskeletal disorders in musicians. He is additionally the founder of Musicians’ Maintenance, a series of weekly exercises and podcast on musicians’ health issues. Cody additionally has years of experience as a teacher in training for a group called NOI, the Neuro Orthopaedic Institute, which looks at pain science and how to give patients, clients, clinicians, and practitioners resources on pain.
We talk about what pain is, different approaches to pain, how to find a clinician to help, how to progressively load or build practice time to prevent injury, and some great resources currently out there for helping to educate clinicians.
For more on the Neuro orthapaedic institute, go here: https://www.noigroup.com/about/
Explain Pain, by David Butler and Lorimer Moseley
Sound Practice Health Handbook for Orchestral Musicians
Evidence-informed physical therapy management of performance-related musculoskeletal disorders in musicians, by Bronwen Ackermann and Clifton Chan
Hand therapy for Musicians with Dr. Aviva Wolff
Musicians’ Maintenance with Cody Weisbach
Performing Arts Medicine Association
You can find Dr. Janice Ying at www.opuspt.com and Kayleigh at www.musicianshealthcollective.com
Where Do We Start In Learning About Musician Health?
Where do students, teachers, and professionals start when wanting to learn about the body in relation to music?
Episode 2: Practicing and the Brain with Dr. Molly Gebrian
In this episode, we talk about how we practice with Dr. Molly Gebrian, assistant professor of viola at the University of Arizona. With dual interests in viola and neuroscience, she brings together research on cognition, learning, and practice with musical study to help musicians practice better and more effectively.
For more on Molly Gebrian, visit www.mollygebrian.com
Episode 1: Introductions
This is the inaugural episode of Beyond the Practice Room, a podcast that explores the intersection of music and medicine as related to musician health and more. Your hosts are Dr. Janice Ying, a physical therapist based in Los Angeles, and Kayleigh Miller, a violist and movement educator in Seattle.
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I can tell from the first episode that this is going to be so helpful for musicians! Both hosts are passionate about what they do, and they have a deep understanding of both music and wellness. I can’t wait for more episodes.