Database Administrator, NYC Dept. of Transportation
I first studied with Edna [Edna Golandsky, Healthy Typing Inc. Founder] a little over twenty years ago. The lessons were then, as now, revelations, both technically and musically. Unfortunately, at the time other interests drew me away from the piano, but I’ve been working with Edna now since Nov. 2005, and my progress is intoxicating. She’s just a delight to work with. Edna is unsurpassed in her ability to communicate the proper coordinate movements involved in piano playing.
The principles of movement I’ve learned from Edna are applicable to other areas, as well. As a Database Administrator, I spend about five hours per day in front of a computer. A number of my colleagues suffer from computer keyboard and mouse related repetitive motion injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome and despite using wrist rests and Aspirin, their problems persist. I, on the other hand, have avoided these RSIs by ensuring that my forearms are properly angled to the keyboard, and by eliminating potentially dangerous movements such as dropping the wrist when typing, and twisting my wrist to reach the ‘enter’ key.