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 two article I have submitted to the Journal of the Lute Society of America due to be published this year (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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