THE 2017 MTNA NATIONAL CONFERENCE, BALTIMORE, MD
PEDAGOGY SATURDAY WELLNESS TRACK
Overcoming Obstacles—Keeping Musicians Physically And Emotionally Healthy
This year’s wellness track continues in its pursuit of bringing together musicians, physicians and psychoanalysts who passionately seek to empower musicians to achieve their potential. These sessions will explore ways to help individuals increase their physical and psychological awareness, providing them the tools to remain healthy and active throughout their lifetime. Learn More
Links to Important Wellness Organizations
Athletes and the Arts, Integrating the science of sport and the performing arts
International Society for Music Education - Musicians' Health and Wellness Special Interest Group, Disseminate crucial health and wellness information providing educators with the tools to assist their students while they develop musical skills in a healthy way.
MusiciansWay.com - Companion to the book The Musician’s Way by Gerald Klickstein
From Lynn Singleton, OhioMTA Wellness Chair 2016-2018
Welcome to the OhioMTA Wellness Page. This page is a resource for you and your students in all things related to musician wellness. Please check this page for upcoming wellness-related events, links to resource lists, books, articles and websites. Before we can educate our students, we need to educate ourselves with the best information available to us for optimal mind-body health. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with questions or concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wellness Forum (taken from the MTNA Wellness Link and revised for OhioMTA):
Music teachers are the primary channels for changing how music is taught and played. In the effort to reduce performance injuries and encourage good auditory, physical and emotional health in their students, music teachers need to become substantially involved in injury prevention by teaching health-conscious music-related practices to students.
The purposes of this forum are:
To provide a medium for open discussion and expression of ideas
To provide a vehicle for maintaining an ongoing focus on this vital subject
To recommend initiatives, projects and services to the OhioMTA Board of Directors for their consideration.