As we move into 2019, I close in on almost 5 years (this January) of running this blog, which is a bit of a shock to me. It started as a digital notebook of things that I was learning, and has since been expanding to be a unique hybrid of teaching observations, anatomy musings, musical thoughts, and more. This year alone, there’s been over 45,000 visitors to the site, which is truly astonishing. More musicians than ever are seeing the value of movement and self care as means of self preservation, as well as tools to actually improve and expand your musical toolbox. Our challenge is the last week of November- a time when musicians are busy getting ready for holiday gigs, the end of the semester, and family time…also a time when self care can easily go on the back burner, despite the physical rigor of needing to play a lot.
To round out the year, I’m excited to finally be filming and finishing musician warm up videos, as well as launching a mind body warm up challenge with fellow musician movers Travis Baird, Karen Bulmer, Vanessa Mulvey, and Cicely Nelson. Each day, we’ll share a video of a mind-body warm up, and you can follow along, share your own versions of the exercises, or just comment. Amongst our participants, I will be giving away two copies of my warm up videos, as well as a free private session with me, either on music, movement, yoga, pilates…whatever you want! To get our daily emails and be entered in to win, go to www.musicianshealthcollective.com/subscribe I am so excited to be collaborating with some amazing colleagues on this project and hope you will join us.