Music making is endlessly rewarding, yet it also places great demands on performers. As a result, musicians can be undermined by a range of occupational health problems ranging from hand pain to performance anxiety to vocal nodules to hearing loss.
The following resources help musicians safeguard their well-being. Links to additional pertinent sites are indexed on the Wellness page at MusiciansWay.com. Peabody also presents a range of wellness workshops and health services each academic year.
- Conquering Performance Anxiety from Inside Out by Helen Spielman
- Coping with Music Performance Anxiety from UW-Eau Claire Counseling Services
- Becoming a Confident Performer & Assessing Your Performance Skills. Articles by Gerald Klickstein
- Hear Today. Hear Tomorrow. An introductory article by Gerald Klickstein
- HearNet.com. Advice and resources for musicians
- Hopkins Hearing. Easily schedule a hearing evaluation.
- SoundAdvice.info. Tips for performers, teachers, and presenters
- A Sound Ear II. 50-page ebook published by the Assoc. of British Orchestras
- Hearing Conservation for Musicians. Resources compiled at MusiciansWay.com
Injury Prevention for Instrumentalists
- 5 Causes of Musicians’ Injuries & Heeding the Signs of Injury Articles by Gerald Klickstein
- Musculoskeletal Disorders Affecting Musicians & Considerations for Prevention
- Advice for Care of the Voice. Concise guidelines from the Texas Voice Center
- Fit to Sing. A factsheet from the British Assoc. of Performing Arts Medicine
- Vocal Health Resources from the National Center for Voice & Speech
- Voice Care & Vocal Health Resources compiled at MusiciansWay.com