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
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.
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.
THE 2019 MTNA NATIONAL CONFERENCE, Spokane, WA
PEDAGOGY SATURDAY WELLNESS TRACK
Musician Wellness - Empowering Musicians: Leading A Healthy And Fulfilling Life
Gail Berenson, chair
MTNA has been a powerful advocate for musicians’ health for more than 30 years and will continue this effort with its sixth consecutive Pedagogy Saturday Wellness track, bringing together musicians and medical professionals passionately seeking to empower musicians to achieve their potential. This year we will spend the morning focusing on the essential topics of hearing preservation, vocal health and anxiety management tactics. In the afternoon we will tackle the vital subject of practicing—distinguishing between efficient strategies and those which are detrimental, employing ideas from sports medicine and cognitive science, and understanding how the brain impacts our practicing habits. Three pianists return to expand upon and share their insights gained from dealing with focal dystonia that have positively impacted their lives and their students. Take advantage of the presence of all these experts and the indispensable information they will offer that crosses all disciplines and skill levels. Don’t miss out on this life-enhancing day! Learn More