If you found my Injury Prevention for Musicians course, it’s probably because you’re looking for a solution to playing-related pain, discomfort, or injury. Maybe the physical demands of being a musician are preventing you from playing your best, or maybe you simply want to be proactive about preventing injury so that you can continue making the music you love.
Well, you've come to the right place!
Whether you are an amateur player, a music student, or a professional musician or music teacher, you can benefit from this injury prevention course. Throughout the course, you will learn about common causes of playing-related injury and gain tangible skills to help reduce your injury risk, play with more freedom and ease, and discover your true musical potential. During the course, I’ll introduce nine different strategies for injury prevention, describing each strategy, walking you through how it can benefit musicians, and outlining practical applications for how to implement the wellness practices.
In essence, this course is all about forming healthy habits. You might know everything there is to know about injury prevention, but if you don’t consistently practice the strategies, they won’t help you! The wellness strategies that we’re going to cover in this course are learned skills. Just like playing an instrument, they take time to master, and there are no quick fixes. Over time, as you implement and practice the strategies, you will see results. You can expect to cultivate a new understanding about the connections between mind, body, and musicianship, to become more in tune with your body and your mind, and to develop a more focused, healthy practice routine.
Melissa Vining is a flutist, teacher, and emerging expert in the field of musicians' wellness. Melissa coaches musicians on skills and strategies to help reduce risk of playing-related injury and increase confidence in their playing. A dynamic leader in the music community, she is an active member of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) and serves on the board of the Massachusetts Music Teachers Association (MMTA).
Melissa earned her Bachelor of Music in Music Education from the University of Northern Iowa and her Master of Science in Arts Administration from Boston University. With years of experience as a musician and a music teacher, Melissa brings passion, expertise, and thoughtful attention to all of her clients.