How will this course help me?

When you employ the same movement patterns literally millions of times over years, your muscles, tendons and ligaments have the tendency to get tight (think piano wire). In addition to that, we develop fascial adhesions (scar tissue – think chewing gum) and these phenomena not only make it difficult or impossible to play our instruments, they also cause a great deal of pain for many people. It’s the equivalent of putting 500,000 miles on your car and never changing the oil. The good news is that there’s a way to get back to your original, optimal and healthy use! I know that the approach laid out in this course works because I use it myself and I've seen it applied successfully again and again by hundreds of people that I’ve worked with.


Rather than charging a subscription which adds up over time, I think it’s not just simpler, but also better for you if it’s a one time payment and that’s it – FOREVER. Also, this course is STREAMING ONLY. As long as you have an internet connection, you’re good to go!

The unique thing about the structure of this course is that when I learn more on my journey, I will update the course to reflect this and you will have access to that included with your one time purchase. Pretty cool, huh? I think so. It’s worked out exceptionally well for my drumming course “Getting Out Of Your Own Way”, which is currently already in it’s 3rd iteration.

Over 100 videos (including an in-depth series on breathing) and a downloadable 36 page pdf.


This course exists because of my mentor, collaborator and friend Dianna Linden. It is an effort to preserve her life’s work and be able to share a small amount of what I learned from her to a much larger audience. I learned so much from her - as did everyone who came into contact with her and she just was not the type of person to write anything down.  When I was playing in my metal band Daughters of Mara back in 2005, I started to develop an aching pain in my left forearm (tendinitis). Initially, my good friend Dave Timnick (Intronaut) told me about Dianna. Through his experience training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, he had heard that a lot of fighters were going to see her due to her working closely with Rickson Gracie and Rhonda Rousey. After one long, excruciating session, my arm pain was gone. Completely gone! That started a near 20 year collaboration. Dianna worked on me of course, but I was also able to send her countless musicians and friends whose careers she saved. I would get people using themselves in a healthy way in relation to their instrument and Dianna would give them body work, stretches and training paradigms. We made a pretty great team. It was very important to me that her life's work was documented and not lost to the ether, so after years of me badgering her to “write some of this down", we figured out a system where I would take her out to dinner while she riffed, I did my best to type furiously and catch what I could. We got together maybe 10-15 times and just as we were putting the finishing touches on the script, Dianna got sick and passed away on March 1st 2023 at the age of 76.

My Team

I’m so fortunate to be able to have 3 incredible women in this course who not only help convey Dianna Linden's vision, but also add their own modernized and individualized experience to each section.

Cara Norris

Neuromuscular Massage Therapist

Cara has loved helping her clients as a Neuromuscular massage therapist for the last 8 years. She specializes in dealing with pain management and rehab. She likes to get to the bottom of what exactly is causing your pain by asking all the questions and providing a very specific and detailed massage.


Movement & Injury (P)rehab Specialist/ Founder at Kaari

Jenni is a lifelong athlete, endurance runner, RRCA Endurance coach, CrossFit athlete and CF- L1 trainer, ice hockey player, yoga teacher, and the founder of Kaari Prehab. She specializes in working with an active population, and her company works with everyone from those in chronic pain to pro athletes seeking to optimize their performance at the elite level. Jenni has multiple advanced certifications in anatomy, physiology and biomechanics, and is a senior teacher in the Yoga Medicine 500hr program where she has mentored hundreds of new yoga teachers. She has also created continuing education courses on topics including teaching yoga to athletes, hypermobility/ Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, and neuromechanics. Jenni is an enthusiastic writer and has contributed articles to Yoga Journal, Healthline, Weight Watchers, OpenFit, Reebok, Parade, Thrive Global, and MyFitnessPal amongst others, and has published an e-book on hamstring tendon injuries. She regularly presents at conferences and appears on podcasts to support Kaari’s mission.


Personal Trainer/Nutrition Coach

Zamia Cohen has been a personal trainer and nutrition coach since 2002, following the completion of her Master of Science degree in Physiology. Zamia’s work is grounded in the core belief that the need and desire to move better in order to feel and live better is something every individual should experience. Her clients range from children to nonagenarians and regardless of age or ability, Zamia’s program design is personalized to the individual. Longevity is part of the goal for every client and pain doesn’t have to be the norm. Zamia’s focus is to best support your body for optimal performance and recovery from a workout, jam session or even last night’s show.