Stop Giving This Advice to Musicians

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You know what really grinds my gears?Musicians telling each other to just “rest and stretch“ You’re well meaning, but stretch what? What if what hurts hurts because it’s OVER stretched? (more common than you might think. Rest? Sometimes yes, but if the issue is chronic, rest won’t help and can also make problem worse. PLEASE stop giving this advice because …

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Taking the Pain out of the Piccolo

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This article was originally published in 2014 and was based off the wildly popular presentation I did with GySgt.(Ret.) Cynthia K. Rugolo of “The President’s Own” Marine Band at the National Flute Association convention in Washington DC in 2015. Both piccoloists, both in military bands and both invested in musician’s health (I took over her position as chair of the …

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Top 10 FitnessGifts for musicians in 2022

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Merry Christmas! Hard to believe it’s here, isn’t it? While you’re out doing your Christmas shopping, admit it, occasionally you buy your gifts with an ulterior motive. Sometimes you buy your husband a gift certificate to Netflix, a restaurant or the movies…because you know you will benefit from it, too. Well, fitness gifts can have that reputation, too. In fact, …

Dry Needling for Musicians

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What is DRy Needling? In this blog, we discussed “DRY NEEDLING” with Peak Tempo PT Dr. Abby Daunis. She is a physical therapist here in Nashville, Tennessee specializing in athletes especially triathletes and runners. Abby is a physical therapist who specializes in orthopedics. She earned her doctorate from Texas Woman’s University, School of Physical Therapy in 2013.  She has worked as an …

Playing the Flute With Braces

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“I have to get braces! Will I be able to play the flute?!” This is an incredibly common question, and one I asked myself when I got braces in the 10th grade. With every student I’ve taught and in my own experience, it’s usually not an issue (though it sure seems scary at the forefront!). In my own experience, I …

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PODCAST INTERVIEW WITH THE STAY AMAZING SHOW PODCAST

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In this episode, Ricardo and I discuss how musicians can get their bodies ready now that many venues and recording studios are back in business. All musicians, no matter the genre, should listen to the advice of an expert. Your body is your number one instrument. Respect it as you would your music. My book: “The Musicians Essential Exercises“ is a solid …

Ep. 25: Tuned and Strong Meet The Functional Musician

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EPISODE 25Tuned and Strong Meet The Functional Musician(44:11)In this episode Angela of Music Strong and Dr. Jen of Tuned and Toned Performance meets Austin Pancer (The Functional Musician). They talked about his struggles and reasons he started “The Functional Musician”.Austin Pancer, known as The Functional Musician is a bass trombonist ad Certified Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist with the …

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“Get Off the Couch to Get on the Road”: #152 Podcast Interview with The Business Side of Music

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Are you a musician? Do you listen to podcasts? If so, The Business Side of Music should be on your playlist radar! Recently I had my second interview with them Did you know that when playing your instrument, that there’s actually a question of ergonomics? Beyond getting the best sound possible, is there a better way to hold your instrument? …