Dear Editor, My wife is a retired piano teacher and has been a long-time subscriber to your magazine and its precursors. As a music lover, I like to read it too and appreciate it very much. But I must object to your foray into identity politics ("Walk a mile in your neighbor's shoes," Jan/Feb 2017). From a practical point of view, what is a piano t...
Preventing overuse injuries Unlike acute injuries, which occur after a single traumatic event, overuse injuries manifest over time as a result of repetitive motion. Like athletes, pianists are at risk for overuse injuries in the hand, wrist, arm, and shoulder muscles and tendons. Additionally, music teachers often need to work with students who hav...