Types of Pain Experienced in Music Students

Hi everybody, welcome to our first discussion post!  These discussions will be initiated by me once a month.  I will ask a question about your experiences with pain, treatment and prevention methods that have worked for you in the past, and ask to tell us a little bit about yourself (what instrument you play, which school you attend, etc.). I look forward to meeting everybody, and I hope to cultivate a safe and comfortable environment where you can share your experience with injury and connect with others experiencing similar situations.  

To begin, my first question is: what type of pain do you most commonly experience in your practice sessions, and where is it primarily located?  While I know these answers will be dependent on instrument and voice types, do you mind sharing what you play and how long you have been playing? Please type your answers in the comments below.

Thank you, and please let me know if you have any questions/concerns.  I look forward to hearing from you!


Francesca Leo, Founder of Playing Without Pain