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Are there any MUSICIANS with MS here?

Just looking for other working musicians who have MS. I'd love to connect with people dealing with symptoms and continuing or not continuing to work...If you are, send me a message.
-Gr8flDeb (aka Debbie)

  1. Thanks for posting, Debbie! I know we have some musician members and hopefully they will see this and chime in! One of our contributors, Lisa Emrich, is a musician. Here is one of her articles discussing her journey to diagnosis -- https://multiplesclerosis.net/blog/living-well-with-ms-the-long-road-to-diagnosis/. You can also check out our Facebook page, as I know some of our musician members post there -- https://www.facebook.com/MultipleSclerosisDotNet/. Best, Erin, MultipleSclerosis.net Team Member.

    1. I am a musician. I like to think of myself as a jack of all trades and master of none. Though that really isn't true any more. I used to play guitar but my hand strength is lacking and my hand cramps. I do play bass, and I bang on the drums a bit too. I haven't played keyboard in quite some time so I would need to sharpen those skills. I primarily play bass in my worship band at church, and sometimes bang the drums.

      1. How could I have missed your post? I play the violin. I tell folks I fiddle around. I teach violin/viola and play in one of the oldest civic orchestras in Houston.

        1. Self taught musician here. Started with the bass and moved to guitar/singer/songwritter. Having issues with chord transitions and hand cramps with the onset of MS. Has pretty much destroyed my love of it. Doesn't seem like much and more interests me at all since I was officially diagnosed.

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