Musicians should be aware that good posture is essential to minimise health problems and that playing instruments seated on chairs that do not offer good posture can lead to repetitive strain injuries.

Repetitive Stress Injuries such as tendonitis, bursitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, back, neck and shoulder pain and calluses, are risks for musicians who play for any length of time, whether professionally or for pleasure. Many musicians are likely to suffer from some level of repetitive stress at sometime since playing and practising music calls for repetitive motion. Standard chairs let the musician slouch, allowing the spine to be forced out of its natural supportive position. This lowers the rib cage and constricts the diaphragm and reduces airflow. The Wenger Music Posture Chair design adopted insights informed by ergonomic studies and redefined what a music chair should be by providing the seated musician with the same strong, natural posture as if standing.

The Wenger Nota chair, available from Black Cat Music, now takes that concept to the next level by providing rear and forward seating positions that allow musicians to sit in the manner best suited tp their style and instrument. The chairs feature a narrow convex back that provides lumbar support while still allowing freedom and range of movement. A rounded ‘waterfall’ front provides better circulation and comfort for a wide range of body sizes.