Re: Our Hands

lisa-davis on #146245

it’s a definately concern for any instrument. I’m a professional pianist who has found myself wanting to play less and less since a 3rd degree burn to one of my fingers (boiled over coffee in the microwave of all the stupid things). even 2 years later when I hit a key just right those nerves which have any sensitivity left will sent a shot of pain straight up my arm. I’ve been medically assured I’m not causing any further damage, but it’s made playing a lot less fun….. Hence my increased harping since that time. the side and tip of the finger were not burned, so no pain when harping. I understand now why some performers get their hands insured!