Hi! My name is Kimberly Hankins and I am a Violist and Yoga Instructor. I use my knowledge of functional anatomy in my approach toward teaching both music and yoga, and strongly believe that awareness is the key to improvement in any area of life. Through this podcast, I hope to continue the discussion surrounding musicians wellness and reduce the stigma around musicians experiencing pain, injury, and mental health issues.
Tiffany VanBoxtel helps singers and singer-songwriters give performances that they are proud of with as little as 1 hour per week of practice and without overpriced voice lessons. She graduated from a small liberal arts conservatory with a BM in Vocal Performance and a BM in Choral/General Music Education. After 10 years working with singers in the private 1:1 environment, she created a membership for singers so they can learn DIY style, but still get the guidance that they need in a way that's convenient, affordable, and tailored to each singer's unique dreams and goals.
FREE masterclass over the 4 steps to giving your dream singing performance.: https://www.starsinger.co/captivatenow
Austin Pancner is a Trombonist and Personal Trainer. He is finishing up a Doctor of Music degree at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, and is a NASM certified Corrective Exercise Specialist, Personal Trainer, and Precision Nutritionist. He’s also the CEO and founder of The Functional Musician, an online health and wellness business helping classical musicians holistically perform without pain.
In this episode, we talk about Austin's experience with injury and how we as musicians can prevent injuries through strength training, mobility training, and by learning how to take care of ourselves!
Katie Zaccardi is the music industry's holistic music career coach. Through her work in both music and wellness, along with her own experience with a generalized anxiety disorder, Katie discovered the urgent need for conversation surrounding mental health and self care within the music industry. Realizing the music industry’s demand for honest discussion on such topics as mental and physical wellbeing, Katie established Out To Be. Out To Be advocates a balanced path to personal and professional success that is grounded in wellness. At its core is the idea that what you set out to do, you turn out to be; that no matter where you begin, you make your own way to the most authentic you. The Out To Be Podcast invites listeners to engage with insightful dialogue on all things wellness and their relation to working in music. Through the Out To Be Coaching platform, Katie supports artists and professionals with a personalized approach centered on cultivating positive actions & attitudes.
We talk about Katie's experience overcoming generalized anxiety disorder through addressing the mind AND body. As a holistic music career coach, she helps musicians cultivate positivity and reach their financial goals -even during covid19. If you want to learn about some ways to shift your mindset out of scarcity and fear, this is the episode for you. 🙌
https://pod.link/1456146541 (The Out to Be Podcast)
David Cartolano, also known as ‘The Conditioned Musician’ is a guitarist that decided to become a physical therapist, but realized that was only the beginning. His popular podcast, also called The Conditioned Musician, currently has 52 episodes in which he shares musicians stories on their struggles and how physical movement helped overcome them. In this episode we talk about musicians wellness and pain, injury, movement practices, the mind-body connection, physical therapy, and have so many quotable moments sprinkled throughout. If you're a musician you don't want to miss this!
The Working Musician’s Guide To Getting Rid Of Nagging Pains:
This episode is for those of us that need to record for juries or recitals at the end of the semester, and are having a hard time digging deep and finding the motivation to practice. I COMPLETELY empathize with you, and know that you are capable of accomplishing what you need to right now. But motivation is created from the relationship with yourself and your instrument. Work on improving that relationship and you will find all the motivation and inspiration you need right now.
As musicians, as many as 80-90% of us (some studies say even more) experience pain or injury during our careers. So how do we as musicians overcome this if we are experiencing pain? In this episode I share with you my approach.
Book I mentioned:
Vanessa Cornett, The Mindful Musician: Mental Skills for Peak Performance
This is my very first podcast! Let me know if you have any questions, concerns, or topics you would like to discuss. I’d absolutely love to hear from you. In this podcast I cover: my intention for this podcast, why musicians wellness is so important, and ideas for how to reduce your risk of injury.