The Musician’s Way

If you aren’t familiar with the book The Musician’s Way by Gerald Klickstein, put it on your radar.   The book is written in three sections:

  • Part I, Artful Practice, describes strategies to interpret and memorize compositions, organize practice, fuel motivation, collaborate, and more.
  • Part II, Fearless Performance, exposes the causes of nervousness and shows how musicians can become secure, expressive performers.
  • Part III, Lifelong Creativity, equips performers to prevent occupational injuries, enhance their creativity, and build rewarding careers.(1)

Collected through Klickstein’s own experiences, this book holds a wealth of information on developing a successful career and lifestyle as a professional musician.  He specifically addresses both maintaining good health and navigating injuries as a musician.

Klickstein has created a companion website at as well as a blog at

Here are few posts that may of interest:

The bibliographic information for The Musician’s Way is on the prevention page here:

Health and Healing,


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