Trombonist, Author, Composer, Educator, Entrepreneur

Websites, Links, and Videos

My hesitant entrances video on Trombonetools.com…if you need a place to start, try the exercises outlined on this page

Constructive Rest audio file on Soundcloud

The Association for Body Mapping Education

Katie Berglof

This is Katie’s Youtube channel which features a series of interviews with musicians who have had dystonia.

Complete Guide to The Alexander Technique

Russell Delman.com, Feldenkrais Teacher

Dr. Joe Dispenza

Dystonia Medical Research Foundation

Joaquin Fabra

Joaquin specializes in treating musicians with focal dystonia. While I did not work with Mr. Fabra, I have heard positive things about his treatments.

The Feldenkrais Guild of North America

The Functional Musician

Austin Pancner is a trombonist with a background in personal training and exercise science. He offers valuable coaching sessions for those interested in avoiding pain or rehabilitating from injury.

Jan Kagarice

Jan specializes in helping musicians retrain from focal dystonia. I worked with her as part of my retraining efforts.

David Leisner

David is a guitar player who retrained from dystonia in his fingers. This link points toward videos he made as supplements to his book Playing With Ease.

Musician’s Well

Stories of injured musicians, notably Colin Williams, trombonist with the New York Philharmonic.

David Nesmith

David is an Alexander teacher and Body Mapper who helped me retrain.

Akiko Trush

Akiko is a pianist who retrained from dystonia in her fingers.

Yoga for Musicians

This is an excellent online resource for those wishing to begin and establish a personal yoga practice. Brianna Borden, trumpet professor at SUNY Potsdam is one of the practitioners.

Larry Zalkind’s podcast episode

Larry is the current professor of trombone at Eastman and had surgery to install deep brain

stimulation to resolve his symptoms. There are 3 episodes and all are fascinating and helpful:

Part 1

Part 2

Bonus Room

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