What happens in a retraining session?

In the past couple of months, I’ve been lucky enough to have personal conversations with practitioners who frequently work with musicians with MFD. For my research, I interviewed 14 medical professionals, coaches, and physiotherapists, and all of these conversations (and the following chats as well) have been super informative and interesting. I decided to share […]

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Growth mindset

I’ve met many MFD sufferers who have already tried several different retraining programs but felt that none of them worked. They kept trying, saying that the next coach, doctor, or therapist is going to make a difference, and then felt cheated and in despair over and over again. Mindset There’s a crucial, but often overlooked […]

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Child mindset

Can you remember the first time you touched your instrument? The first lesson you had? Or the first time you saw someone playing your instrument, and that feeling of wanting to try it so badly? Can you remember that joy, that enthusiasm? The happiness of experiencing something new, creating something beautiful? What happened? In the […]

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Recording and practise

Making recordings during a practice session is a great tool. When you listen to a recording of yourself, you get a clearer picture of the level you’re on. Also while recording, you may experience performance anxiety, sometimes even stage fright, and by putting yourself in the situation, you make it easier to deal with it […]

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Mind monkeys

One of the things I always work on with my MFD clients is the mindset. Usually, when the symptoms of MFD first appears, it demands attention, and soon the symptom is the only thing we can think about when we’re approaching the instrument. The MFD symptom causes fear, frustration, tension, and all kinds of negative […]

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