University of the Arts Teams with Golandsky Institute to Present Workshop on Innovative Taubman Approach to Music-Making

Full-day seminar teaches techniques to lessen repetitive stress injuries, fatigue and pain

February 10, 2011

The University of the Arts and the Golandsky Institute are co-hosting a workshop on the exposition and demonstration of the Taubman Approach to music-making on Saturday, March 5, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the University's Caplan Center for the Performing Arts and Merriam Theater.

Demonstrated to be effective in the prevention and cure of career-threatening repetitive stress injuries, fatigue and pain, the Taubman Approach has been hailed as a major innovation in piano pedagogy. The technique, which can also be applied to playing other instruments, liberates pianists to play unburdened by physical restrictions, allowing virtuosity, phrasing, tone production, dynamics and other skills to emerge. Taubman Approach developer Dorothy Taubman has spent more than 50 years studying and researching piano pedagogy.

The workshop features faculty from the Taubman Approach-centered Golandsky Institute, including its artistic director Edna Golandsky (above, left), "the leading authority on the Taubman Approach to instrumental playing," according to Taubman, and preeminent Taubman Approach instructors Robert Durso (above, center) and Mary Moran (above, right).

School of Music faculty members Don Glanden (above, left), head of Graduate Jazz Studies and chair of the Piano department, and master lecturer Tom Lawton (above, 2nd from left), will teach. Both are recognized as leading Philadelphia-area jazz pianists.                       

Special guests include Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist Danilo Pérez (above, 3rd from left), who will lead a master class, and Sophie Till (above, right), an associate of the Golandsky Institute and professional violinist, who will present her adaptation of the Taubman Approach to violin.                   

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The workshop is free to the University of the Arts community (with valid ID). Full-day admission is $45 for adults and $25 for students with a valid school ID; partial day is $15 per individual lecture. For additional information, contact Robert Durso at 215-232-3665 or Don Glanden at 215-717-6353.

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