Are you currently a conservatoire student in the U.K. or Ireland? Have you experienced playing-related pain? 

Claire Austen, a Msc in Psychology student at the University of East London, is investigating the effects of a musician-specific exercise programme on playing-related pain and mood among conservatoire students.

The study looks at conservatoire students’ playing-related pain and potential musician-specific treatments (i.e., gentle warm-up exercises that can be done at home).

The first stage of this research project is to assess the type of pain that conservatoire students’ may be experiencing.

If you have experienced playing-related pain, please follow the link below to complete a very short survey (2 minutes). Responses to this survey will help to inform suitable treatment strategies and give us a better understanding of your symptoms. If you would like to take part in the free follow-up treatment programme in the new year, please leave your contact details at the end of the survey. If you choose to take part, you will be sent a more detailed information sheet and consent form. Participation is voluntary and confidential.

Take the survey here