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Injury Prevention for Musicians

Explore strategies that help musicians of all levels prevent playing-related injury, maintain physical wellness, and play with more freedom and ease

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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.

When you enroll in this course, you’ll get access to...
  • 3 modules
  • 8 lectures (including two free preview lectures and two bonus lectures)
  • 5 videos
  • 1 audio exercise
  • 3 special guest interviews
  • 9 PDF downloads (including two bonus downloads!)
That's over 2 hours of content, which you're free to move through at your own pace. Enroll now or get started for free today with two free preview lectures (Introduction to Injury Prevention & Healthy Habits for Musicians)!


Your Instructor


Melissa Vining
Melissa Vining

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.


Course Curriculum


  Introduction to Injury Prevention
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  Fitness and Nutrition
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  Body Awareness
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course. You'll have access to the course content immediately upon purchase.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
If you are not completely satisfied with the Injury Prevention for Musicians course, please contact us within 30 days of your original purchase, and we will give you a full refund.
Will this course help me if I'm already injured?
Yes! The wellness practices discussed in this course can be adapted to fit all musicians. However, please know that this course is not meant to treat any physical or mental disorder, disease, or injury, but rather designed to help you establish healthy habits so that you can reduce your injury risk and play your best. If you are already injured or suspect you may be injured, please consult a medical professional before implementing any wellness practices discussed in this course.
Do I need any prior wellness experience or knowledge to participate in this course?
Nope! This course is designed for all musicians, whether you're brand new to wellness or have already established your own wellness practices.
What if I struggle to apply the wellness practices to my life?
At Mind Body Music Academy, we offer in-person and online wellness coaching for musicians. If you would like additional one-on-one support during or after this course, please feel free to contact us about coaching options.

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