In this episode I interview my first podcast guest, Pianist Andrew Furmanczyk, a piano and music educator, who’s been teaching piano 15+ years both online and off.
Andrew joins me to share his Golfer’s Elbow injury recovery story, ponder the dilemma of injured piano players, and offer suggestions to injured, suffering musicians who are looking for either treatment or injury prevention tips.
Here are Andrew’s sites and socials if you’d like to learn more about him or reach out:
Here’s the podcast version, (which contains all the audio from the video.) Play OR download for later – and please subscribe via the links below.
For more on the topic of piano-related injuries, see also my article and video:
Topics of Discussion In The Interview
- Are injuries and pain a common challenge that many pianists (and other musicians) face?
- Is there a lack of understanding about how to treat the cause of the problem? – Medically and/or in the piano teaching world?
- Why are piano-related injuries and pain so rampant while treatment is so ineffective?
- Is there something unique about playing the piano that puts players bodies under stress or at risk for injury?
- How can pianists be proactive in preventing an injury in the first place?
- What’s the general action plan for treatment for pianists who are suffering from a Repetitive Strain Injury, like Tennis Elbow of Golfer’s Elbow?
And if you need some help putting together a self-help plan, just follow one of the links below, depending on whether you have Tennis or Golfer’s Elbow.
(If you have Wrist or Finger Extensor Tendon Injury / Tenosynovitis, pick the Tennis Elbow program.)
And if you have a Wrist or Finger Flexor Tendon issue, pick the Golfer’s Elbow program. (This program might be useful in the case of CTS but it’s not really designed to address CTS.)
Learn To Treat And Heal Your Own Tennis Elbow, Golfer’s Elbow, Wrist Or Finger Tendinosis
I’ll be your personal tutor guiding you through step-by-step video lessons, where you’ll get the therapy techniques, key stretches and essential exercises you need to treat and recover from your injury at home. (Without any special equipment.)
Tennis Elbow sufferers: Learn more about the Tennis Elbow course here
Golfer’s Elbow sufferers: Learn more about the Golfer’s Elbow course here