Increasing Awareness of a Musicians Health
Musicians health is often ignored by many until it is too late. This often leads to time off work at a later stage, which could have prevented if adequate education was available at the start of the musician’s career/training.
I have had my fair share of aches and pains over the 20 years I have been playing and looking back is painfully aware of the lack of guidance I received as a young musician.
Do YOU suffer from aches and pains, tell me your story For me posture was never talked about and it wasn’t until I was in my thirties that I began to look at the way held my instrument (the keyboard) and start to make adjustments to the way played.
Unfortunately, ALL musical instruments will put a strain on the body after a period. It is just that you do not notice the effects until months or years later. Therefore, the MOST IMPORTANT lesson to learn is finding a solution that works for you. No matter what the latest fad or trend of the moment. So what can do to prevent future problems?
Be aware of the physical problems associated with your instrument. Every instrument comes with its own set of problems and we all built differently!
Warm-Up! Actuality a musician is just like being an athlete. You need to warm up your muscles before you play.
- You notice any recurring pains go and see a professional as soon as possible. Do not let the pain get to the point where you can no longer play your instrument.
- If you are having many different problems then think about posture never talked about and it was not until I was in my thirties that I began to look at the way held my instrument (the keyboard) and start to adjust the way played.