Health Factsheets

At Southbank Sinfonia, we are committed to helping all our musicians look after themselves. In this, we are grateful for the support of Help Musicians UK and BAPAM (British Association for Performing Arts Medicine). Our aspiration is for our musicians to go forward into their working lives confident and informed about the demands of the profession and well equipped to take responsibility for their personal health and wellbeing. We also believe in sharing worthwhile resources about such key issues so that more musicians – professionals and amateur enthusiasts alike – can also learn more about preparing themselves to make great music.

The following factsheets, created by BAPAM, are a fantastic resource that address a range of key issues facing musicians today:

Warm Up Exercises

Being fit to play


Staying healthy on tour

Alcohol issues

Stage fright

Risks to your health as a musician

Hearing issues