SMU200H1: Healthy Practices for Healthy Musicians

Fixed Credit: 
0.50

This course introduces students to the field of musicians' health through a blend of physical practices and theoretical discussions. Each class includes a yoga-based movement practice and a discussions of relevant concepts including basic anatomy for musicians, motor learning techniques, and strategies for addressing performance anxiety and achieving peak performance. Students will leave the course with a repertoire of stretches and exercises to counterbalance strains associated with playing their instruments, strategies to make effective use of practice time, and an awareness of available health resources in the community and online.

Prerequisite: 

In Year 2.