31 January 2018
Maastricht University PhD candidate is calling for a new health policy at music academies

The taboo surrounding pain symptoms in musicians

It is important for music academies to focus on the health of its students, according to Vera Baadjou, a PhD candidate at Maastricht University. She found that 67% of music students experience symptoms related to their music-making. Of these students, 52% experience limitations in terms of their ability to play. In many cases, the symptoms reduce overall quality of life.