I have completed a 3-year post-graduate Diploma in Music Physiology at Zurich University of the Arts.  This means I can help musicians feel and play better using methods learnt under the tutelage of Performing Arts medical practitioners.  While I know how to recognise risk situations and when it is time to be sent to a doctor, I prefer to work preventively in order to avoid this.  As a musician, you need to take just as good care of yourself as you do your instrument.  This is not always the case and I am here to show you how and work out warm-up and practice routines tailor-made for you and your instrument.  I can also teach you a few exercises to keep your students fit if you are a music teacher.  If you have a specific problem and you don’t want your fellow musicians to know about it, I can promise absolute confidentiality of your lessons with me.  As an active member of the Austrian Society for Music and Medicine (Österreichische Gesellschaft für Musik und Medizin), I have access to performing arts medical practitioners, complimentary medicine and bodywork professionals to whom I can refer you where necessary.  I am also a member of PAMA.

Although most musicians have been trained well in learning to understand and interpret their chosen repertoire, the physical preparation can often be limited to contact with the instrument.

Huib Schippers