"Every musician should be aware of the valuable musical and medical information in this book." -- William Preucil/ Concertmaster The Cleveland Orchestra<br /><br />"Her book comes to the rescue of even the most brilliant teachers and their equally brilliant students." -- Garrick Ohlsson/ Pianist<br /><br />"The ground she covers is immense, written with knowledge, understanding, style, aplomb and humor. No reader can put it down..." --Janos Starker/ Distinguished Professor of Music, Indiana University
Janet Horvath, Assosiate Principal Cello of the Minnesota Orchestra for over two decades, is a soloist, chamber musician, writer and advocate for injury prevention. A trail-blazer in speaking and writing openly about the physical stresses experienced by musicians, Horvath has contributed importantly to improvements in working conditions and in awareness for musicians' work-related ailments and their prevention. Ms. Horvath received the American String Teachers Association Service Award in1992 in recognition of her outstanding efforts on behlaf of musicians' health, and in 2001 she was selected to deliver the Richard J. Lederman keynote lecture at the Preforming Arts Medicine Association's nineteenth Annual Symposium on Medical Problems of Musicians and Dancers. She has conducted seminars called "Playing (less) Hurt" all over the nation. The Injury Prevention Guide For Musicians is the culmination of 20 years of lecturing and teaching in the field of Performing Arts Medicine.
Excellent book, but a little too much information for me. Perfect if you want to be an expert on the subject and be able to diagnose and treat a wide variety of ailments.Published 4 months ago by Benjamin
I can't speak directly as to how helpful it has been, but my daughter has been using it since I bought it for her last year. Read morePublished 4 months ago by David Crist
I am a massage therapist and have ordered 3 copies of this for my musical clients and for myself.Published 4 months ago by Anne Boal
Horvath has spent years studying the many ways musicians can hurt themselves by just doing their jobs. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Mez
I used this book extensively in my undergraduate thesis work "The Flutist's Health" and enjoyed it immensely. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Andrea
I think this a pretty good book for every skill level musician. I am a general surgeon and a beginner on the classical guitar ( I have already a tendinitis on my left thumb for... Read morePublished on October 7, 2012 by MrDr
This book should be much more up-front about the type of reader it is aimed at - classical musicians, and professionals at that. Read morePublished on May 5, 2012 by WhattheDickens!
Any music library - especially those catering to professional musicians- must have Playing (Less) Hurt. Read morePublished on August 8, 2011 by Janet