This for-credit course will include perspectives on how to stay healthy, prevent and eliminate pain and discomfort, and enhance performance skills through attention to posture, quality of movement, muscle and joint function, and mind-to-body techniques. Though injuries require attention from a health professional, many injuries can be prevented and rehabilitated by good pedagogy, ergonomics, and technique. Bring your instrument!
All topics will be addressed for personal application as well as with an instructional perspective. How can you best tap into a knowledge of ergonomic form and function to generate a pain-free, fluid dance on your instrument? How can you best provide this information to your students? What are the most effective, least time-consuming tactics you can use when working with large groups of students with an already-packed agenda?