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Slocum Quoted on Musician Pain

Troy Slocum, instructor in piano, was quoted in the article “The aches and pains of making music” from the Sept. 8 Finger Lakes Times. The story focused on injuries prevalent among musicians, such as carpal tunnel, tendinitis, tendinosis, nerve damage, hearing loss, and aching lips, jaws and teeth.

“Pianists can face problems with their hands if they practice too long or without taking breaks,” Slocum said. “The hands should also be relaxed while playing, and only the muscles needed to play should be used because too much tension in the hand can also cause overexertion.”