Playing (Less) Hurt BOOK GIVEAWAY!

This week on the blog Janet Horvath is graciously offering some seasoned advice to us cellists/instrumentalists. Woohoo!  Get ready for some solid pointers on Posture (Monday), Warming Up (Wednesday), Making It Easy (Thursday).  Tuesday I'll focus our Weekly Round-Up around Janet's Book. To celebrate all this...

We're giving away 3 copies of Janet Horvath's book "Playing (Less) Hurt."


You guys, this book is chalk-full of injury susceptibility quizzes, diagrams of tendonitis, in-depth descriptions of how carpal tunnel syndrome (and other conditions) is caused and healed in musicians, preventative and restorative approaches, teacher guidelines, backstage stretches, and so much more. Phew!

A little about Janet (from her website):


Janet, associate principal cello of the Minnesota Orchestra for three decades, is also a soloist, chamber musician, writer and award-winning advocate for injury-prevention. A trailblazer in speaking and writing about the physical stresses experienced by musicians, she has contributed significantly to the well-being, knowledge and health of teachers and students, and of professional and amateur musicians at all levels, genres and disciplines. She received the gold medal in 2009 from the Independent Publishers Awards in the health category. She received the 2001 Performing Arts Medical Association's Richard Lederman Award at the nineteenth Annual Symposium on the Medical Problems of Musicians and Dancers, Aspen, Colorado. Ms. Horvath also received the Minnesota Music Educators Association (MMEA) Distinguished Service Award in 2006 and 2007. She travels widely giving her popular and well received seminars and lectures. She lives in St. Paul MN.

How to Win:


1.  Click “Like” below this or any post this week, including this one. Bonus brownie points if you share with friends via facebook and twitter. (@playinglesshurt & @emilyapeterson)

2. Leave a comment on this post before May 19th 2011 at 12midnight PST. You don’t need to sign into anything, just make sure you leave your correct email address in your info – this is how I’ll get the shipping info from the 3 winners to the publisher.

- You can comment once for each post this week & enter yourself up to 5 times!

- An random number generator will reveal the 3 lucky commenters. I’ll announce the winners on Friday May 20th 2011. Be sure to subscribe to the blog (there’s an email option) to get the winning announcement.