I recently returned from a trip to Taiwan to visit my lovely 90 year old grandmother. While the trip, itself, was full of adventures and exploration, I was also there on another mission: to help promote musician wellness and injury prevention. Having been a former piano teacher herself, my grandmother introduced me to the Chinese Culture University, where one of her former students is now a professor within the music department. I was fortunate enough to be invited to spend the afternoon sharing my experiences and educating the future musicians of Taiwan on my passion in Performing Arts Medicine. What was even more exciting, was their openness and curiosity to learn more about their bodies, how to play more effortlessly.
I was so grateful for the opportunity to be able to travel halfway around the world and to see first hand, once again, that the love of music transcends all cultures, languages and centuries. This is why it's so important to protect the art and the people who interpret it and keep everyone happy and healthy.