You Play Your Instrument With Your Legs, Too

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How many times do we get caught up in what we’re doing and forget that we have knees, feet, a lower back, arches of feet? How easy is it to focus on our fingers, and lips and breath and not feel: the backs of our necks, the ridge underneath your skull, the insides of your elbows and the outsides of …

Study Verifies Strength Training Helps Musicians

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Well, this is super exciting!  A study just recently published on PubMed has just come out being one of the first studies to find out if specific strength training is more helpful to musicians than general fitness. And the takeaway? YES! You can read the summary here:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28599016 What exciting things to know?  up to 91% of musicians experience playing …

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Fitness for Instrumentalists and Vocalists in Nashville Feb. 6

In Corrective Exercise, Entrepreneurship, Fitness, Workshops by Angela0 Comments

  I’m super excited to announce that Nashville vocal coach Robin Earl and I have teamed up to bring you what will be the first in a monthly series of fitness for musician workshops.  We don’t want anyone to feel excluded – this casual, interactive workshop is for everyone: vocalists, sound techs, musicians, song writers, load crew, managers, etc.  Musicians …

Activating a Weak Rotator Cuff Using the Body Blade

In Fitness, Flute by Angela0 Comments

Have you heard of the Body Blade? It looks deceptively easy, but if you have any muscle weakness you’ll be shocked how difficult it is to control. This is an excellent tool for activating the weak muscles of the rotate cuff which can be especially painful in musicians such as flutists, guitarists, string players and pianists. Start out with 5 …

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Playing Flute With Double Jointed Fingers

In Fitness, Flute, Resources by Angela0 Comments

When I was in the Nashville Youth Symphony in high school, a fellow flutist had these beautiful rings I commented on and to my amazement she told me: “oh, I have double jointed fingers. These rings help prevent my fingers from flying backwards if I play too fast.” Say what?? So I looked into it and through the years I …

Physical Fitness for Vocalists and Athletes Post-Surgery

In Corrective Exercise, Entrepreneurship, Fitness, Motivation and Success by Angela0 Comments

Just because vocalists don’t hold an instrument doesn’t mean they don’t have specific muscle imbalances that can hinder their musical careers.  Meet Liz, a vocal coach and voice trainer here in Nashville who utilized our services to improve her posture, body awareness and freedom of movement to release tension in her neck, upper back and hips and can sing better …

Music Strong Helps Hollywood Trombonist

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Have you checked out our YouTube channel lately?  If not, you’re missing out. Thanks to Neil Ebanks for making these incredible Promo Videos, I have 5 clients talk about how Music Strong has helped them achieve pain-free playing careers and phenomenal weight loss; everyone from recording artists and touring musicians to vocal coaches, chiropractors to trombone players. Here is the …

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New Study Shows Benefits of Working With a Personal Trainer

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Over the course of my career specializing in fitness training for musicians, it has become obvious to me the benefits that come from using a personal trainer, especially when it is combined with a proper nutrition plan. Clients look better, feel healthier, have increased energy, and can play for extended periods without pain. While I see these benefits on a …