Parameters for recommending resources

• An organization (preferably registered, licenced) that contributes positively to musician wellness

• Published in a journal
• Authors have training, education or experience in the field
• Professional and licensed training specifically for wellness for musicians

• Links to regional licensed, professional organizations within the province of Alberta

Alberta Resources: Find A Practitioner



  • The Art of Practicing: A guide to making music from the heart by Madeline Bruser (1999)
  • Honing the Pianistic Self-Image; The Craft of Piano Playing by Alan Fraser (2010)
  • The Inner Game of Music by Barry Green; Timothy Gallwey (1986, 2003)
  • Playing Less Hurt, Injury Prevention for Musicians by Janice Hogarth (2009)
  • The Musician’s Way by Gerald Klickstien (2011)
  • The Musician’s Survival Manual: A Guide to Preventing and Treating Injuries in Instrumentalists by R. Norris (2011, 1993)
  • A Soprano on Her Head by Eloise Ristad (1892)
  • Confident Music Performance: The Art of Preparing by Barbara Schneidermann( 2008)
  • The Perfect Wrong Note: Learning to Trust Your Musical Self by William Westney (2006)
  • What Every Musician Needs to Know about the Body by Barbara Conable (2000)
  • What Every (Violinist, Pianist, Trombonist, Flutist, Singer…) Needs to Know about the Body

Performance Anxiety Resources



Organizations and Individuals dedicated to Physical and Mental Health for Musicians