Infographic: 10 Best Fitness Exercises & Stretches for Musicians

Recently we discussed ways of how technology has influenced the way we now learn to play piano virtually using technology. This time around we have some great tips for physical activities to help musicians courtesy of our friends at TakeLessons.

As musicians, it’s easy to fall into the habit of thinking it’s only our mind that matters. We forget that our body also plays a crucial role in learning music. Just as it’s vital to find a great teacher to mentor and motivate us in reaching our goals, it’s also important for us to remember to take care of ourselves. The physical can affect the mental as much as the mental can affect the physical.

To help you with making the most of the two, here are 10 fitness exercises, stretches, and activities you can do to stay in tip-top shape, for all types of musicians — from singers to guitarists to wind instrumentalists, to percussionists and more!

Infographic: 10 Best Fitness Exercises & Stretches for Musicians

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So tell us readers, what’s your favourite type of exercise? Do you think it makes you play piano better when you do something physical before playing? Have a special exercise routine you like to do before each session? Press those keys to tell us your comments below!


This infographic originally appeared on TakeLessons.com. Jasmine T. teaches piano, academics, and yoga, and is also a writer at TakeLessons, an online marketplace that connects thousands of teachers and students for local and live online music lessons.

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