Fitness for Musicians

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Just recently, i was given a chance to be a guest on Sean Perrin’s Podcast called Clarineat – Fitness for Musicians with Angela McCuiston. Sean is a multi-instrumentalist from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Not to mention, he works full time as an Online Sales and Marketing Coordinator for Backun Musical Services, he also teach clarinet privately and at the Mount Royal …

How Offloaded Strength Training Improves Your Flute Performance

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You can scan this QR Code to get a copy of the NFA handout that was used  in this lecture. Balance Training for an Unbalanced Instrument: How Offloaded Strength Training Improves Your Flute Performance In this recent 50th Annual NFA Convention at Chicago, me and  Dr. Katie Mess had a presentation  on how offloaded, lopsided and uneven strength training can …

Top 5 Exercises for Building Shoulder Strength in Musicians

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Shoulders are incredibly important to all musicians, no matter what instrument you play. There are a few instances where the shoulder musculature can get out of balance where we’re pulled too far forward (front delts get tight, rear delts and upper back get weak), especially for people like singers, audio engineers, pianists, organists and trumpet players to name a few. …

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Life in the Pit

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https://youtu.be/Gz24uHKSCN8 If you’re a pit musician, this podcast is for you!  I was recently honored to have been a guest on this podcast. His podcast is devoted to the lives and experiences of instrumental musicians who play for musical theatre. Listeners can hear the stories of what goes on in “the pit” and aspiring musicians can learn what it takes …

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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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 …