Your Student, our Patient! Essential advice to music teachers on how to recognize pathology; Hara Trouli, MD; November 16, 2018:;

Time: 12:00-12:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time

Presenter: Dr. Hara Trouli

The role of the music educator can be enriched by knowledge of a simple but safe method of approach to a student’s playing-related musculoskeletal problems. The role of the teacher is such that no other has the opportunity to hear the music of their student, listen to and discuss their thoughts and comments on their practice on a regular basis while at the instrument and within the protected environment of the music studio. Technique, repertoire, difficulties in physical interpretation or personal barriers will come to light and there is no one else in this prime position who can give the first reassurances and advice. This webinar will discuss what problems may arise, how we in the medical profession can inform the educators, but more so, how we can learn from the music educators and work as a team for the benefit of our students and patients.

Hara Trouli, MD, MSc Performing Arts Medicine, was born in Athens, Greece where she studied Medicine at the Athens Medical School and Piano Diploma at the National Athens Conservatoire. She has worked in surgery, orthopaedics and musculoskeletal medicine. She studied for the first Masters in Performing Arts Medicine at University College London a course she now leads since 2015 and where she teaches, organises curriculum and supervises research. She often gives talks on Performing Arts Medicine as guest speaker in international music schools and she regularly presents in international conferences on topics such as Clinics for Musicians, Wrist Problems of Musicians, Health of the Popular Musician, Muscle Activation in Pianists’ Upper Limbs and Focal Dystonia.  She has published articles in music magazines and in scientific journals.  She works as a clinician for the British Association of Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM) and privately in the Musicians’ Clinic in London, UK.