6 episodes

Brenda Tremblay hosts a series of conversations with musicians about their stories and their advice for staying healthy, whether you’re bending over a computer or a guitar, talking or singing.

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    • Health & Fitness

Brenda Tremblay hosts a series of conversations with musicians about their stories and their advice for staying healthy, whether you’re bending over a computer or a guitar, talking or singing.

    Rebecca Penneys

    Rebecca Penneys

    Pianist and teacher Rebecca Penneys’ early experiences with dance, music, and illness shaped her ideas about wellness.  She explains what it means to “dance at the piano.”

    • 20 min
    Allyn Van Dusen

    Allyn Van Dusen

    Singer and teacher Allyn Van Dusen made a health resolution about five years ago.  She explains what it was and how it’s changed her life.

    • 15 min
    Nicholas Goluses

    Nicholas Goluses

    Guitarist Nicholas Goluses lost a lot of weight in 2012. He talks with WXXI’s Brenda Tremblay about how he did it and why he’s embraced technologies that older guitarists have rejected.

    Kristin Shiner McGuire

    Kristin Shiner McGuire

    Percussionist Kristin Shiner McGuire tells the story of how a moment of frustration at the Department of Motor Vehicles landed her in physical therapy. She describes her lifelong passion for fitness, and what she tells students who show up for lessons without breakfast. Kristen has been the Coordinator of Percussion Studies at Nazareth College since 1984. read more

    Dr. C. Michael Haben

    Dr. C. Michael Haben

    Dr. C. Michael Haben, a Rochester physician who specializes in care of the voice, offers advice for keeping your voice healthy during the cold winter months, whether you sing, talk, or teach all day. He recommends a specific beverage and a unique way of thinking about your instrument.

    • 12 min
    Carol Rodland

    Carol Rodland

    Violist Carol Rodland of the Eastman School of Music explains why Pilates became important to her long before movie stars picked it up. She'll also describe the common problems college students run into when they arrive at a conservatory, how to avoid them, and what she does to cultivate mindfulness and joy in her daily life.

    • 8 min

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