Over 80% of musicians suffer from performance-inhibiting pain during their careers. Don't be one of them! Listen to interviews with leading experts in the field of Performing Arts Medicine and top musicians as they give advice and insight into ways to live and practice for less pain and more music!
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Interview with Nabeel Zuhdi - Streamlining Music Performance Anxiety Research
Nabeel Zuhdi is pursuing the world's first doctoral degree in Performing Arts Health at the University of North Texas. His prior research includes the prevalent locations of musculoskeletal pain in musicians and his current work is on streamlining the terminology regarding Musician Performance Anxiety. In addition to his research, Mr. Nabeel works and performs as a classical guitarist and educator.
For more information on Mr. Nabeel and topics covered in our conversation, please visit www.musicianhealthresource.com
Interview with Dr. Jeff Russell - Joint Laxity and Hypermobility in the Musician
Dr. Jeff Russell is the head of the Science and Health in Artistic Performance (SHAPe) Clinic at Ohio University and has recently presented a study on the musculoskeletal effects of ligament laxity and generalized joint hypermobility in the musician.
For more information on Joint Laxity and Dr. Russell, please visit our website at www.musicianhealthresource.com
Interview with Karen Elaine - Violist and Acro Yogini
This week I sat down with Karen Elaine, a talented violist with a diverse field of interests and accomplishments. From kickboxing and SCUBA diving to music world tours and concert soloist performances, Karen exudes knowledge and enthusiasm for all of her passions equally and it's no surprise she has met with success in each of her fields.
She spoke with me about daily rituals, intentions, time management and cross-training with her instrument as well as her history as a black woman growing up with a love classical music and her most recent endeavor combining the dance and partnering of Acro Yoga with her music performance.
You can find more at peformusicians.com or on Karen Elaine's website, https://yogamusic.me/
Interview with Breana Gilcher - Oboist
This week I sat down with Breana Gilcher, an oboist living and working in Los Angeles who has a very personal story of injury and recovery. She shares with us ways in which she balances her physical and mental health in relation to a very demanding and potentially stressful career.
Find show notes on Breana at peformusicians.com and enjoy!
Dr. Heidi Brende Leathwood - Alexander Technique Specialist and Pianist
Dr. Heidi Leathwood holds a DMA from the University of Southern California and a Teacher Training Certificate from the Alexander Technique Institute - Los Angeles. She is currently on faculty at the University of Denver where she teaches both Piano and Alexander Technique courses in addition to a busy performance career and outside studio.
Find out more about Dr. Leathwood on her website - http://heidibrendeleathwood.com/
And more on our website - peformusicians.com
Karen Hall, Host and Cellist, Shares Her Story
This week I've been out with acute back pain and not on top of reading, writing, researching or editing. I wanted to openly share with everyone the "why" of PE for Musicians since we hear a lot of "what" in the world today. We know "what" this podcast is and it will continue to deliver insight into better training techniques and information from experts in the fields of music, athletics, psychology and medicine. But the "why" is always for less pain and more joy!
Musicians need this knowledge!
Karen’s musicianship and desire to serve are a perfect combination for this podcast. She asks pointed and helpful questions that lead her guests to share invaluable information. The advice given is immediately applicable and leads us to experts who can help us with the pain we experience and also to prevent future pain. I’m really excited to see who else pops up on this show and where she goes!! Thank you Karen!!