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ERIC Number: EJ886506
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0027-4321
Injury Prevention: What Music Teachers Can Do
Guptill, Christine; Zaza, Christine
Music Educators Journal, v96 n4 p28-34 2010
The risk of injury in musicians has been well established over the past twenty-five years. Concerns about the risk of becoming injured have been increasingly present in the music world. Research in performing arts medicine has demonstrated that approximately 25 percent of music students experience a playing-related injury. Since musicians' musculoskeletal injuries are associated with several factors related to practice habits, music teachers can and should play a vital role in injury prevention. Studies show that music teachers who learn about injury prevention do pass it along to their students. Many music teachers learn about injury prevention through contact with other teachers and musicians, attendance at workshops, and through reading articles. In this article, the authors present evidence-based prevention strategies for music teachers that will assist in ultimately reducing these potentially career-threatening injuries. They describe how music teachers can translate the research about suspected risk factors for playing-related injuries into good practice habits for students. (Contains 5 figures, 33 notes and 8 resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A