Coach Austin

Musician, Entrepreneur, Injury Prevention Coach

Your Musician Health and Wellness Coach For The 21st Century

Helping classical musicians reach

peak performance by holistically

performing without pain 

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Want to perform without pain and

reach your full potential?

Most musicians have a clear plan of action for their career, but when they get injured,

it can be difficult to get back on track.

Performing without pain and keeping it away is like climbing a mountain. The idea is simple, but the climb can seem impossible if you go at it alone. 

You just need 3 things...

  1. An effective roadmap (a plan and system of action)

  2. Determination and drive (thats you!)

  3. A sherpa, someone to lead and guide you up the mountain (Thats me!)

It's time to end the frustration and doubt, and finally get the lasting results you deserve. Click the button and we can help you get clarity on the plan of action and next steps to take.

Coach Austin

Musician, Entrepreneur, Injury Prevention Coach

Austin is the premier expert in the music health and wellness industry in helping musicians holistically perform without pain through scientific and evidence-based concepts.

• Pursuing Doctor of Music at Indiana University

• Certified Personal Trainer
Corrective Exercise Specialist

Precision Nutrition Level 1

• Founder of The Functional Musician

• National Speaker and Presenter

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Hear From Our Clients

"I found that the functional musician was targeted to balance my hours of practice, and over the weeks, most of the pain that was associated with playing my instrument improved significantly."

–Miriea, Piano

"I would highly recommend The Functional Musician to everyone serious about their physical health and musical performance."

–Jack, Trombone

"During week 5, while doing some heavy yard work, my back tightened and almost spasmed. Thanks to Austin's programming, I was able to stop, listen to my body, and adjust to the situation using some mobility routines he taught me. I would have been bent over for a week If I didn't have these concepts and tools!"

-Graham, Bass Trombone

"Within two weeks of starting the Functional Musician Program, I noticed significant improvements in my posture, strength, and endurance! I felt the results almost instantly!"

–Logan, Viola

Ready to be our next success story? 

You are a dedicated, passionate, and hard working musician, but something happened...

You were practicing long hours, living a full schedule, maintaining a full teaching or performance load, sitting for long periods of time, and next thing you know - tension and pain start to creep in.

If you are one of the lucky ones, it stopped there, but if you're one of the 8 in10 musicians that develops a performance-related injury during their life, you are now injured. 

Doubts, fears, and insecurities start to creep in...

If you're a professional...

 these thoughts might be going through your head

  • What if I can no longer perform at my level? 

  • What if my injury develops into something worse?

  • What are my colleagues going to think if I have to take extended time away from my job? 

  • What if I don't get tenure, lose my job, or have to retire? 

  • What if I have to cancel my gigs? 

  • What if I lose my income from gigs or my performance job? 

  • What if I have to look at other career options?

Or maybe it's been a few years of living like this and you're thinking...

  • I've seen so many doctors, specialists, and massage therapists, but I am STILL in the same situation and haven't found a real, lasting solution.

  • I have been injured for so long, pain feel likes my new way of living.

  • I'm tired of this injury controlling my life

  • I'm EXHAUSTED thinking about this 24/7

  • I am losing hope. 

Doubts, fears, and insecurities start to creep in...

Or maybe you're a student… 

these thoughts might be going through your head

  • What if my injury develops into something worse? 

  • What if I don't pass my jury? 

  • What if I have to take a year off to recover? 

  • What if my teacher won't support me through this challenge? 

  • I know I could fulfill my potential if I put this behind me for good.

  • What if being injured ruins my chances to get into my dream graduate school? Or even graduate school all together? 

  • What if all of this time and student loan debt was for nothing? 

  • What if I am not able to perform on the next concert cycle? Or worse - my degree recital? 

  • What if I have to change majors and drop music? 

  • What if I have to live with this forever? 

But what now?

Rather than spending the next 1-3 years in a debilitating injury cycle, becoming more frustrated with the endless process, and dealing with conflicting information and temporary solutions...

Work with...

Holistic Transformation Program 

 Shaped by field-tested, scientifically-supported,

 and evidence-based concepts

Adapted and designed specifically for musicians

Designed to support and complement the musician lifestyle

Crafted individually for the specific client in mind

This proven system targets four different pillars which, when balanced, create the foundation for a life of sustainable, confident, and injury free performance career.

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This pillar is inspired by concepts from strength training, yoga, Alexander Technique, and Feldenkrais. The idea is that every exercise chosen will improve your posture, your ability to perform activities of daily living, and most importantly, your musical performance!

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Within the musician lifestyle, physical demands are placed upon the body constantly, causing tension, pain, postural imbalances, and chronic injury. Having a high level of body awareness is key to achieving performance longevity. By striving for structural balance, you will be able to keep your body as healthy and functional as possible. 

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As humans, foundational health and wellness habits directly influence quality of life.

 

This program will help you develop habits that will:

  • Support rest and recovery

  • Prevent chronic illness and disease

  • Generate focused physical and mental energy

  • Support our mental well-being

  • Prevent burnout

  • Develop consistency

Being a musician presents significant mental demands over the long term. In The Functional Musician, mindfulness practices are incorporated throughout, to build a healthy, resilient, and strong mindset. This teaches you to approach doubt, fear, and other negative emotions by seeing them as an opportunity to learn and grow.

Health & Wellness Habits

Mindfulness and Meditation

Functional Training

Body Awareness

Because if you don't change... nothing changes.

This system works...but it doesn't work for everyone. You must: 

 

1. Be ready to get out of your comfort zone

2. Be an action taker

3. Ready to make a change and get past your injury, for good!

If this sounds like you, then the Functional Musician Foundation Program might be a great fit. 

And if you want to see if you'd be a great fit, I want to offer you a free clarity call, with me personally. 

On the call we will dig into where you are at, what is going on, what you have tried (or haven't), what is working and what is not, and get clarity around what you would need to focus on to get over your obstacle, whether that is tension, pain, or injury.

You can start by booking a time for your clarity call below: 

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