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Are You Ready to Push the Reset Button?

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Yesterday on our podcast, Jen and I talked about some exciting things we have coming up! My exciting thing is the Covid Comeback Challenge!

You can secure your spot here, or hit that Contact Me button and tell me what instrument you play. Let’s do this!

     

    You can secure your spot here, or hit that Contact Me button and tell me what instrument you play. Let’s do this!

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      Live,Instrument Specific Online Workouts!

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      You may not be performing on stage at the moment but practicing can still wear tear on your body. I’m here to help! In 1.5 hours I’ll will walk you through an instrument specific workout that will keep you strong, healthy and injury free throughout your career as a musician.

      What you’ll learn:

      • Proper form
      • Workout order
      • How to mobilize, stretch and activate
      • What specific exercises you need to do for each instrument to help you avoid injury, increase strength and endurance and correct muscle imbalances.

      Each workout is designed specifically for YOUR instrument and includes:

      • Mobility
      • Specific strength exercises
      • Basics of form and strength training technique
      • Progressions and Regressions
      • Options for if you have equipment, access to a gym or no equipment at all
      • a downloadable PDF of the workout
      • The recording of the workout so you can watch it at your leisure.
      • Live Q&A

      I will be hosting my Live Workout series most Tuesdays and Thursday at 10 AM CST with bonus “Essential Exercises” workouts on Sundays at 5:00 PM. If you can’t attend the session, not a problem! I will send you a recording following the workout to cover everything you need to know about the strength training you need!

      Essential Exercises Workouts:
      In these workouts we will go through my book and cover the basics of form and the bare bones exercises you need to be doing in any workout as a musician. These will be based off my book “The Musician’s Essential Exercises” – we will be going through the book, explaining and doing the exercises and also going through and doing the workouts in the back so you can feel competent going forward with any workout you do, knowing what is appropriate for you.

      These workout are separate from the instrument specific workouts.

      You do not need the book but it is helpful. These workouts are not included in the Buy 5 deal, but 1 workout IS included if you buy all as a package.

      Upcoming Live Workshops

      • Oboe – Thursday, Sept. 24
      • Essential Exersises (Q&A) Sunday Sept 27th 5:00 PM CST
      • Flute – Thursday Oct. 1
      • Timpani – Tuesday Oct. 6
      • Harp – Thursday Oct. 8
      • Keyboard – Tuesday Oct. 13
      • Bassoon – Thursday Oct 15
      • Audio Engineer – Tuesday Oct 20
      • Horn – Thursday Oct 22
      • Violin/Viola – Tuesday, Oct 27
      • Conductor – Thursday Oct. 29
      • Trombone – Tuesday Nov. 3
      • Trumpet – Thursday Nov. 5
      • Guitar – Tuesday Nov 10
      • Cello – Thursday Nov 12
      • Essential Exercises (Q&A) – Sunday Nov. 15 5:00 PM CST
      • Organ – Tuesday Nov 17
      • Bass – Thursday Nov 19
      • Tuba – Tuesday Nov 24
      • Percussion- Tuesday Dec 1
      • Clarinet -Thursday Dec 3
      • Saxophone – Thursday Dec 10

      DISCOUNTS AND BUNDLES!

      All instrument specific workouts are on sale for $49 until 2 days before, then they go up to the full price of $79.

      For a limited time only, buy 5 & get 1 FREE! Enter coupon code BUNDLEDEAL at checkout!

      All video access: You can get access to all 20 instrument specific workouts plus 1 Essential Exercises video for the discounted rate of $1200, which is 5 free classes and a savings of $400! That’s all 20 classes (both live AND recorded) and 20 instrument specific workout PDFs, plus the Essential Exercises class of your choice. Enter coupon code “ALL” at checkout. And don’t forget, there is the option to pay in installments, so you can space things out as you need to without waiting on the content.

      FAQ

      Why 1.5 hours?

      This gives us the optimal amount of time without being rushed to be able to not just do a workout, but explain the how and why and lead you through it all.

      Will we be working out the entire time?
      Doing? Yes. Working out like you would normally do in a gym? No!

      Do I need any equipment?
      These are structured with little to no equipment, but I will definitely show you options if you do have equipment!  Foam roller, lacrosse ball, exercise bands, dumbbells are all things I may use.

      What if I can’t make the workout time?
      All the workouts will be recorded so you can watch and re-watch anytime you want.

      Will you see me?
      Only if you want me to! You have the option to show your screen or not, totally up to you. If I can see you, I have the opportunity to see you in real time, giving you feedback on how you’re performing the exercise and answering your questions.

      What happens after I make my payment?
      You’ll be sent an email with the Zoom registration details, Make sure you click on that to register for the class! When you’ve done that, you’ll get the Zoom class link.

      What if I have more questions?
      Great! Let’s set up a time to talk! Email me at angela@musicstrong.com.

      Lets Do This!

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      PODCAST EP 37

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      Rest is Not Rehab

      EPISODE 37



      "Rest is Not Rehab" with Allyson Royal

      (57:38)

      In this episode, Lets get to know Dr. Allyson Royal and her journey as a violists.





      Dr. Allyson Royal is a violist and educator active in the Tallahassee and surrounding areas. In her past life as an athlete chasing down the title of "Superwoman," she faced a massive injury in the form of multiple herniated discs, pinched nerves, and degenerative disc disease. After years of being told to "stop moving," Allyson is back to working with her body again and finding new ways in which it is, in fact, capable! Join us as we discuss her process of growing from athlete to resting, and once again back to aspiring mover!

      Find Allyson online!
      Allyson's Facebook Page

      Allyson's Instagram Account

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      Dr. Heidi Kay Begay is a self-employed flutist, educator, podcaster, and non-profit organizer. Heidi is the creator and host of the Flute 360 podcast, which delivers educational content (to the modern-day flutist) through various platforms. Since 2018, the podcast has produced over 170 episodes, received over 56,000 downloads from 70 countries, and has obtained numerous corporate sponsorships. Heidi’s mission is to help musicians reach new heights so they can feel empowered, confident, and have a life they love on and off the stage! Please visit https://heidikaybegay.com for more information!

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      Arthur Breur (he/him) composes personalized, melodic music for live performance, for everything from solo instrument or voice, to full orchestra, concert band, and other large ensembles.

      His compositional style was shaped by three primary influences growing up: a strong church choir program, the great classic film scores of the 1970s, and children’s television programs like Sesame Street and The Muppets.

      Arthur is the Composer in Residence for the Tualatin Valley Symphony and the Tualatin Valley Community Band, and uses his role not just for his own music, but to promote the creation and performance of new music by other composers.

      Over the more than 35 years he has been composing, he has written more than 150 individual pieces, including works for five weddings, two musicals, bar and bat mitzvahs, and numerous video and film productions.

      In addition to composing, he owns and runs a web development company that he founded in 2001 and has published the novels of three authors.

      Arthur Breur currently lives in Portland, Oregon with his husband, Brian.

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      Dr. Garrett Hope’s purpose is to use his God-given creativity and communication skills to entertain and enlighten, draw people together for a common cause, and to coach others to see new opportunities.
      An award-winning composer of film and concert music, Garrett engages with performers and audiences to tell stories and create life-changing experiences. He loves working with educational ensembles, and especially values his work with students.
      As a coach and public speaker, Garrett empowers people to see new opportunities and take courageous action. He does this by helping them identify and break through the beliefs that they hold about themselves that are preventing them from achieving their potential. He helps creatives build networks and make strategic business decisions so they can make a living doing what they love.
      Garrett holds degrees from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, the University of Northern Colorado, and Colorado Christian University. He is a native of Colorado, but currently lives in Nebraska with his wife and daughter.


      For more information visit www.garretthope.com.

       

      Episode Reference:


      You can find more about McKenzie at:

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      PODCAST EP 36

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      The Monster Under the Bed - Musicians Focal Dystonia

      EPISODE 36


      The Monster Under the Bed

      The Monster Under the Bed - Musicians Focal Dystonia

      (1:17:27)
      In this episode, Anna Detari will share her experience and knowledge regarding the Musicians Focal Dystonia.
      The Monster Under the Bed



      Anna's Facebook Page

      Anna's Website

      Anna's Articles:
      Article 1
      Article 2

      (Interview) Musicians Dystonia & Injury Live Talk: Raising Awareness Together

      Here are some additional resources that you can check:
      Akiko Tsukamoto (A pianist and educator who's a survivor of musicians' focal dystonia)
      Jan Kagarice (Senior Wellness Coach)
      Joaquin Farias (Works with all kinds of dystonia)
      A book authored by Joaquin Farias (A new approach to rehabilitating dystonias

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      Dr. Heidi Kay Begay is a self-employed flutist, educator, podcaster, and non-profit organizer. Heidi is the creator and host of the Flute 360 podcast, which delivers educational content (to the modern-day flutist) through various platforms. Since 2018, the podcast has produced over 170 episodes, received over 56,000 downloads from 70 countries, and has obtained numerous corporate sponsorships. Heidi’s mission is to help musicians reach new heights so they can feel empowered, confident, and have a life they love on and off the stage! Please visit https://heidikaybegay.com for more information!

      ************************************************************************

      Arthur Breur (he/him) composes personalized, melodic music for live performance, for everything from solo instrument or voice, to full orchestra, concert band, and other large ensembles.

      His compositional style was shaped by three primary influences growing up: a strong church choir program, the great classic film scores of the 1970s, and children’s television programs like Sesame Street and The Muppets.

      Arthur is the Composer in Residence for the Tualatin Valley Symphony and the Tualatin Valley Community Band, and uses his role not just for his own music, but to promote the creation and performance of new music by other composers.

      Over the more than 35 years he has been composing, he has written more than 150 individual pieces, including works for five weddings, two musicals, bar and bat mitzvahs, and numerous video and film productions.

      In addition to composing, he owns and runs a web development company that he founded in 2001 and has published the novels of three authors.

      Arthur Breur currently lives in Portland, Oregon with his husband, Brian.

      ************************************************************************

      Dr. Garrett Hope’s purpose is to use his God-given creativity and communication skills to entertain and enlighten, draw people together for a common cause, and to coach others to see new opportunities.
      An award-winning composer of film and concert music, Garrett engages with performers and audiences to tell stories and create life-changing experiences. He loves working with educational ensembles, and especially values his work with students.
      As a coach and public speaker, Garrett empowers people to see new opportunities and take courageous action. He does this by helping them identify and break through the beliefs that they hold about themselves that are preventing them from achieving their potential. He helps creatives build networks and make strategic business decisions so they can make a living doing what they love.
      Garrett holds degrees from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, the University of Northern Colorado, and Colorado Christian University. He is a native of Colorado, but currently lives in Nebraska with his wife and daughter.


      For more information visit www.garretthope.com.

       

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      PODCAST EP 34

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      Eating Disorders - Finding the Fullness

      EPISODE 34


      Eating Disorders - Finding the Fullness

      Eating Disorders - Finding the Fullness

      (1:15:02)
      In this episode of the Tuned and Strong podcast we get raw and real about our own different experiences with it.
      Eating Disorders - Finding the Fullness



      Whew...this can be a touchy subject among any group, musicians or not, and in this episode of the Tuned and Strong podcast we get raw and real about our own different experiences with it.


      Many times, eating disorders can find their roots in emotional trauma.
      Angela's experience with binge eating disorder boiled down to feeling trapped in her circumstances - Both Jen and Angela can relate their circumstances to feeling a lack of control and a lack of structure. These things can manifest as eating disorders because we are seeking to either find control through controlling weight or that lack of control can manifest as a binge. We also cover how we got out of it: being present, giving yourself permission and sitting with reality, among other things.

      If you have other resources you can add to this, please share!

      Resources we mentioned:

      Counseling/therapy - finding a counselor who specializes in EMDR

      Books by Geneen Roth:

      1. Breaking Free From Emotional (or Compulsive) Eating
      2. Feeding the Hungry Heart
      3. Women, Food and God
      4. When Food is Love: Exploring the Relationship between Eating and Intimacy
      5. Appetites: On the Search for True Nourishment
      6. Take Back Your Life: Ending Your Obsession with Food

        Book: French Women Don't Get Fat

        References:
        Our Healthy Habit Series, #1 about Nutrition (complete with pictures of the figure competition I referenced - yes, next to last, girl next to me placed first

        John Meadows - Multi-Olympia competitor

        Our Multi-Vitamins:
        Jen's: Oxylent
        Angela: Source of Life

        Posts referenced:
        Set your macros for fat loss
        Angela's recommended supplements
        Another blog post from Angela as she was navigating these waters: this blog post references coming out of "other people telling me what to eat" (dealing with lack of structure) rebelling against rules and Lyle McDonald's book "Flexible Dieting" (it's SANE).

      Episode Reference:


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      PODCAST EP 35

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      Permission to Play with Focal Dystonia

      EPISODE 35


      Permission to Play with Focal Dystonia

      Permission to Play with
      Focal Dystonia

      (1:33:32)
      Flutist Mark Wallace shares his experience with getting his diagnosis and learning how to play again
      Corpsonore



      Focal dystonia is not a death sentence!

      Flutist Mark Wallace shares his experience with getting his diagnosis and learning how to play again

      Here's a short clip regarding "The Twisties" also known as "The Yips".


      Episode Reference:


      You can find more about McKenzie at:

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      PODCAST EP 33

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      Defining Your Worth as a Musician

      EPISODE 33


      Defining Your Worth as a Musician

      Defining Your Worth as a Musician

      (59:09)
      Join us in this episode and get to know more about Veronika. Veronika Klírová is a flute player at the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, a yoga teacher for musicians and a passionate performance well being advocate.
      Corpsonore



      Veronika completed her first yoga teacher training in Rishikesh, India in 2018 and has been teaching and further educating herself on this subject ever since. Through her business Musicians’ Yoga with Veronika she helps professional musicians avoid injury and burnout so that they can enjoy sustainable careers staying connected to their love of music. She’s delivered Musicians’ Yoga sessions for the British Association of Performing Arts Medicine, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.

      Website: MusiciansYogaWithVeronika

      Facebook Page: MusiciansYogawithV

      Facebook Group: WellBeingforMusicians

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      PODCAST EP 32

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      What You Could Do If You Get Out of Your Own Way with Roy Agee

      EPISODE 32


      Reclaiming Failure

      What You Could Do If You Get Out of Your Own Way with Roy Agee

      (1:09:02)
      Join us in this episode with Roy Agee. Roy Agee is one of the biggest names In the Nashville session and touring scene. The trombonist for Prince from 2012 to 2016, he has toured and played with and for just about everyone but success isn't all it looks like from the outside, being your authentic self, as Roy explains to us, is what is the utmost importance.
      Corpsonore



       From discussing some childhood trauma that triggered his weight gain and other struggles to finding his voice in music and learning to play for himself instead of for others, Roy teaches us what is possible when you get out of your own way.


      Website: www.royageetrombone.com

      Dancing Video: Andy Allo "People Pleaser"

      Focal Dystonia Trombone Coach: Dion Tucker.

      "The Chops Shop" https://thechops-shop.com

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      PODCAST EP 31

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      Where Are the Competitions

      EPISODE 31


      Reclaiming Failure

      Where Are the Competitions for

      Old People?

      (23:40)
      Join us as we unpack elements from last week's Competition mini-episode, including the concept of "aging out" of musical competition eligibility.
      Corpsonore



      How do you feel about competition? Would you compete or watch a competition for professionally active musicians?

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      PODCAST EP 6

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      non athletic musician

      EPISODE 7



      Fitness for the non athletic musician

      (46:46)
      Do you have to be an "athlete" to benefit from fitness training as a musician?




      After we got the comment "I love this new community of musicians who are talking about the physical aspects of playing, but I admit I get discouraged because so many stories are of people who already enjoyed a level of physical activity and just needed to learn how to channel it into staying conditioned for their instrument...I struggle just to want to move my body at all."

      That hit home, so we address that topic fully as well as being fit vs. looking fit.

      Episode Reference:


      If you'd like a specific pre-performance workout, Check out "The Musician's Essential Exercises" available on the website, Amazon or Google Books.

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      PODCAST EP 7

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      Social Media vs. Reality

      EPISODE 7


      Social Media vs. Reality

      Social Media vs. Reality and the "Like" Culture

      (41:26)
      The work behind the success isn't sexy, so who should you trust: the pretty pictures or the pictures that lead you on a journey?
      Corpsonore



      Our worth isn't defined by how many "likes" we get or what we look like - join us as we dive into this sensitive issue. We're glad you're here!

      Episode Reference:


      If you'd like a specific pre-performance workout, Check out "The Musician's Essential Exercises" available on the website, Amazon or Google Books.

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      PODCAST EP 30

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      Reclaiming Failure

      EPISODE 30


      Reclaiming Failure

      Reclaiming Failure

      (22:26)

      In this mini-episode of the Tuned and Strong, Dr. Jen Kabbas-May discusses her experiences with competition - both past and current - and how you can experience failure in a competition setting regardless of your given results.

      Corpsonore



      Can you "fail" a competition even when you place 1st?

      Join Dr. Jen on her journey to unpack the mental and emotional baggage associated with the competition setting and learned behavior, as well as a reframed mindset seeking a healthier approach.

      If this resonates with you, leave a comment below and don't forget to our channel!

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