Innovation and Impact: Past Projects

Pedagogies of Recovery

Project Description

How can music teachers best help students recover from performance injuries? This project explores creative approaches to this question through study with experts in Alexander Technique and in the field of musician’s focal dystonia rehabilitation: Jon Gorrie, Lori Schiff, John Henes, and Josephine Gray. Harrington will create a website to document his own process towards recovery from an embouchure breakdown, synthesize his findings with pre-existing work in the field, and develop a hub of resources for brass players and other musicians faced with similar problems.