Focal Dystonia

My playing was stopped for 14 years by the repetitive stress disorder focal dystonia. I was helped by pedagogue and lutenist, Patrick O’Brien. For a while, I included¬†posts on this site about my story, my recovery, and lessons with accompanying videos. I have removed them in anticipation of an article I have submitted to the Journal of the Lute Society of America¬†due to be published this fall (2017). JLSA plans to publish several issues devoted to the teaching of Pat O’Brien with a focus on how he helped musicians with focal dystonia or tendonitis. I am greatly looking forward to these issues and will post information here when they are published.

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