This collaborative project aims to reduce the risk of injury for young musicians by filling a gap in teaching at tertiary schools of music.
In Australia, the teaching of instrumental music performance at the tertiary level lags behind elite sport with regard to producing optimal performance with minimal stress to the body.
Little information is usually provided to students about the impact of musical performance on muscles and joints, and the health risks they may face.
Gaining a deeper understanding of functional anatomy, training in movement on the instrument, and other ways of moderating potential risk factors may help protect students against performance-related injury.
This project aims to design and develop a web-based learning module to address these issues.