Abstract

Musicians, like athletes, daily face the stark reality of physical and psychological health issues that can negatively affect or end their careers. Research shows compelling reasons for making changes to the value systems and in the educational process under which musicians are trained to help alleviate these problems. Changes would include teaching from a person-centered approach, including a broader understanding of music and adding wellness training into the music curriculum. This article outlines the evidence from the literature, overviews the resources available to assist with these changes, and discusses the important role that music educators can play in creating this healthy paradigm shift within the profession.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1543-3412
Print ISSN
1063-5734
Pages
pp. 154-176
Launched on MUSE
2012-12-30
Open Access
No
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