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What is Music Strong and what do we do?
Music Strong is Personal Training for Musicians. Musicians have the highest work-injury rate of any profession: 90-95%!! This is ridiculous, and we are here to change that! So many musicians spend hours and hours every day locked into positions with their instruments (including their voices!), so wrapped up in their head space they forget to feel the rest of their bodies and noticed the habits beginning to take place. These habits become compensations and compensations can affect you to the point of injury. Injury, a musician's worst fear.
We are here to erradicate pain, compensation and injury!
As a professional flutist, I understand the unique demands of playing an instrument - having been injured several times myself as a direct result of "over practicing" and not understanding how the body worked, I wanted to take my knowledge a step further and help other musicians overcome this problem.
Music Strong is a business unlike ANY other! I am not just like your run-of-the-mill trainer who yells in your face and makes your workout up on the spot when you get there. NO WAY! Every client of mine gets a personalized assessment to determine your individual muscle compensations and a consultation to determine your lifestyle, schedule and other factors that go into designing your workout. I'll design a workout geared towards balancing your body, increasing your own sense of body awareness and making you stronger overall so you not only leave with a better functioning body, you have the tools to empower you to walk into any gym with purpose and knowledge.
I address problems like: tendonitis, TMJ, shoulder strains, sleepigng glutes, low back pain, neck pain, plantar fasciitis, bursitis and we focus on muscles directly related to not only musicians, but the average desk worker who spends so much time at the computer:
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Whew! I have been traveling so much, there has been no time for updating, sorry! This last week I was blessed to have been invited to present at Stephen F. Austin University in Nacadoches, TX. I gave a flute masterclass, a recital, two Music Strong workshops and a presentation on being a musician in the military. It was a wonderful trip and I had a great time. It’s always nice to be able to help musicians who are in the prime of their career, just learning how to practice efficiently and being able to give them the tools to prevent injury. If you were in any of my classes, I would love to hear your feedback and if you’d like a personalized program, we can make that happen too! You can click here for more information on hiring me as your trainer, to write you a plan to keep you injury free, improve your endurance and extend your playing career.
Some pictures from this week!
A lot of you were asking about the books I suggested during the presentations. You can find all of these books in my Amazon store. The titles I highly recommend and used during my presentations are:
- The Permanent Pain Cure by Ming Chew, PT
- Release Your Pain by Brian Abelson
- Inside Out: The Ultimate Upper-Body Warm-Up by Bill Hartman and Mike Robertson
- What Every Musician Needs to Know About the Body by Barbara Conable
This coming week I will be playing with Sinfonia Gulf Coast in Destin, Florida! We have a concert on Thursday night at 7:30 PM and I am immensely looking forward to this.
Sinfonia is one of a handful of American Orchestras awarded a special grant to perform “Identity” Zhongshan Zhuang,” featuring world renowned guzheng player Su Chang. Also on the concert is Rimsky-Korsakov’s brilliant orchestral showpiece “Scheherazade.”
Cheng: Identity: Zhongshan ZhuangArtist: Su Chang (Guzheng)Ensemble: Sinfonia Gulf CoastConductor: Demetrius Fuller
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Op. 35
It will be a busy week – I”m also proud to announce that I will be giving a Music Strong workshop at my alma mater, Florida State University on Wednesday the 23rd at 2:30 PM.
I should be back to my “regularly scheduled programming” within a week. I will be posting some pictures and videos and will have some more blog posts coming up. Also coming up I have a 6-week Holiday Shape-Up boot camp special, will be posting details here soon!
In the meantime, my schedule has changed a bit and I have a few spots open for flute lessons via Skype and personal training clients. Please contact me if you are interested and we can get something started for you! I have a current special going on that if you would like to sign up for training with me you can save 50% off your first month with me when you sign up for any 3 month package. Sign up today and you can start next year already having achieved your New Year’s Resolution!
Really looking forward to this concert! We are one of a few orchestras to get a grant to have this artist play with us and we end the night playing Rimsky-Korsakov’s masterpiece “Scheherazade”
Concert is at: