About Musicians Dystonia & Injury Live Talk
During the pandemic, many musicians have been stuck indoors. As a result, I noticed their need for expression started growing and soon many where posting videos of performances, zoom meetings, and creative projects on social media.
I thought this was a great opportunity for the music dystonia and injury community to come together and share our journey's in order to raise public awareness within the profession. Thus, the live-stream series Musicians Dystonia & Injury Live Talk began in March 2020. This also helped others who are struggling with a disorder or injury participate and engage through the interactive nature of live-stream commenting.
The live-streams are aired on the Musicians Dystonia & Live Talk facebook page, then edited and published/archived on the Living with Embouchure Dystonia YouTube channel.
I can't tell you how much it has meant to musicians past and present out there - an outpouring of messages saying "Thank you, thank you, thank you!" Lives have been impacted and it brought us all closer together.
I have immense gratitude for all who participate! It has been an honor. I hope that these videos continue to reach into the hearts of those who cope with musician ailments.
Most of all I hope it influences a better future for coming generations, even if a glimmer of hope by opening the door to conversation, education, and support. For many of us have gone this journey alone, unrecognized, unheard, and misunderstood.