Coordinate Movement for Pianists: Anatomy, Technique, and Wellness Principles

What movements, then, produce the most desirable sounds at the piano? Drawing from experience in the fields of piano instruction, medicine, and Body Mapping, author Lisa Marsh presents a detailed discussion — complete with anatomical drawings and music examples — about the types of movement that contribute to a healthy, fluid, and versatile piano technique. […]

Gator Releases Instrument Face Masks, Bell Covers for School Band and Music Programs

In its commitment to help school band and music programs continue while adhering to health and safety standards, Gator is now offering instrument and face cover solutions that follow recommendations from the NFHS (National Federation of State High Schools) study. Gator’s product designs incorporated the study findings and insights. Gator’s new double-layered wind instrument face […]

Musician Treatment Foundation Hosts Livestream Benefit Concert to Support Musicians in Need

Elvis Costello, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, and more come together to support musicians in need The Musician Treatment Foundation (MTF) will present the Musician Treatment Foundation Livestream Benefit Concert 2020 hosted by Seth Rudetsky on Saturday, July 18 at 7 p.m. CDT. The powerhouse lineup includes Elvis Costello, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Preservation […]

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Playing Well with Dr. Kertz: Ergonomics for Bass Players

In this month’s video column of “Playing Well with Dr. Randall Kertz,” Dr. Kertz discusses and demonstrates the ergonomics of staying healthy as a bass player. This includes looking at common problems bassists face in their hands, wrists, forearms, elbows, etc. You can find more on this topic in Dr. Kertz’s book, “The Bassist’s Guide […]

Rovner Products Seeks to Relieve PPE Shortage in Maryland with Donations

Although Rovner Products’ production department had been idle since the end of March due to Maryland Governor Larry Hogan’s COVID-19 state mandate closing all non-essential businesses, in late April some of the company’s manufacturing equipment was redeployed. “In March, stories of desperate medical workers were all over the news, and we were horrified. We realized […]