Inside the Taubman Approach

Inside the Taubman Approach

Welcome to Inside the Taubman Approach Podcast! I’m your host, Benjamin Harding. This new podcast is an inside look at the power of the Taubman Approach, an approach to working with playing-related problems, such as discomfort, tension, pain and injuries. Through first hand experiences and discussions with some of the premiere teachers of this approach we'll be sharing how pianists at various stages of learning the piano have benefitted and grown through applying the Taubman Approach. Sponsored by The Golandsky Institute. The Golandsky Institute is on a mission to provide cutting-edge instruction to pianists based on the groundbreaking work of Dorothy Taubman. If you're interested in learning more about the Taubman Approach be sure to check out the show notes of this episode and follow links to sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date with all that the institute offers including their premiere subscription service that allows you to take lessons on the Taubman Approach from anywhere!

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April 18, 2024 25 mins

Today's episode  is from the Golandsky Institute Online Workshop on August 6, 2020 in the heart of the global pandemic. Our founder, Edna Golandsky, answers questions related to passages in Chopin.
 
Of note is the first 6 minutes or so of the presentation. Edna brings to our attention the clear idea of which, yes, the Taubman Approach can help with the reversal of injuries and bring healing to pianists. However, there...

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Today’s episode features a conversation with Josu de Solaun as he describes the new heights and depths of artistic expression he experienced in studying the Taubman work with Edna Golandsky. Josu was not injured when he came to the Taubman approach. He wanted to understand what he did well at the piano and to discover his limitations in order to play with more freedom, power, speed and artistic expression. 

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On today's episode, Benjamin takes a different approach in that he outlines the basic principles of the Taubman Approach listed on our website here:  https://www.golandskyinstitute.org/resources/
Be sure to listen to this episode a few time as it is full of detail and may be a springboard for further learning and exploration of this life-changing approach to playing the piano.

The Golandsky Institute's mission is to pr...

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This is a presentation from the June 25, 2020 Golandsky Institute Online Workshop.
John Bloomfield speaks about applying the Taubman Approach to Mozart's A minor Sonata, K. 310 and Chopin's Scherzo no.3 in C-sharp minor, op. 39.  Please visit our YouTube Channel to watch this brilliant lecture.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOx5Ukkbge0

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We welcome the brilliant pianist Arthur Simoes to the podcast today. You are going to love this conversation. Arthur has tested the Taubman Approach in many mays; from classical literature to Dalcroze and now in jazz and improvisation. What's kind of fun about this episode is that I surprise Arthur with a rapid fire question time at the end of the episode. Stick around for that exciting exchange.

You can be in touch w...

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Today's episode is so inspiring. We welcome Hugo Bermudez to the podcast where he shares his story of incredible recovery from a massive injury sustained in playing the piano. He tried everything to get better. But, it was only after the expert care of Edna Golandsky that he was able to achieve full and complete healing. This journey of healing prompted Hugo to pursue the Taubman Approach in a deep way becoming the first and o...

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It's Episode 25! and we are just getting started bringing stories, interviews, tips, tools, strategies from the Taubman Approach.

I wanted to point to our website now before we get into today's episode with Mary Moran. At www.golandskyinstitute.org you can find the latest resources on the Taubman Approach. But let me be more specific - you can get connected to a certified teacher. Our teacher matching service is...

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Born in Santa Monica, California, Debbie Poryes found herself at the piano when she was five, practicing everything from Chopin to show tunes. Playing led to fascination with musical theory and structure, then jazz standards, composing, and improvising. Hearing Monk and Miles as a teenager, she fell in love with their music and decided to become a jazz pianist. At twenty, her first regular paying gig lasted a year at a Berkeley res...

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In a previous episode we mentioned that the Taubman Approach is for everyone. For example, if you are an older adult that played the piano when you were younger and want to begin to get back into playing the Taubman Approach is the best way to accomplish your dreams!  

Today's episode with Nathan Kaplan goes through the ups and downs of learning the Taubman Approach as an Adult Learner. Nathan is a retired public scho...

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Today's episode features an interview with pianist and teacher, Jacob Silver. He teaches full-time out of his Brooklyn studio. Jacob faced an injury in graduate school where he reached out to Taubman expert, John Bloomfield. Jacob was able to retrain under the direction of John Bloomfield. His website references that 6 out of 10 musicians have debilitating pain. We get into this epidemic that faces musicians in both the jazz a...

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February 8, 2024 37 mins

Today presents for us a different episode. Yours truly, Benjamin, gets into the 'why' of Inside the Taubman Approach. 

I also get really bold in this episode and make some claims that I would love for you to test and respond to! 

I really think that the Taubman Approach as taught by Edna Golandsky and the Golandsky Institute has come to the world of piano teaching, and piano playing at a critical time. Y...

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I am watching the Taubman Technique videos. Actually, I am absolutely consuming this material. Friends, it's what you are searching for in giving freedom and new levels to your playing.  On those tapes, there is an interesting quote of Dorothy Taubman some of which appears in the publicly available documentary, The Choreography of the Hands. (We have it available on the Golandsky Institute YouTube channel). She says something ...

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On today's episode we welcome the brilliant, Swiss pianist, Sebastian Issler.  Sebastian was in London during the beginning of the pandemic. He was in need of lessons online and remembered watching 'The Choreography of the Hands' a few years before. He then sought out Robert Durso. Since then, he has been having lessons with Robert Durso online and has travelled to Philadelphia several times for in person lessons. Hi...

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Here is Robert Dvorkin's website! www.robertdvorkin.com

Robert Dvorkin loved music and studied it at a high level when he was a young man. To pay the bills, Robert entered into a career in IT and continued to enjoy the piano, practicing and performing. Through a variety of circumstances, Robert moved back to Canada from New York City for his work in IT and came to a place where he wanted to get back into music full-ti...

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Today's episode is a lecture by Robert Durso given in August of 2020. You can find the video of this lecture on our YouTube channel here: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFfiyCXy2TI

From an August 6, 2020 Golandsky Institute Online Workshop
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Vincent Wong is a dedicated music educator and pianist, specializing in piano improvisation. With a deep belief in the transformative power of improvisation, Wong is committed to providing students with a holistic approach to learning music.

With a rich musical background, Wong has honed his skills through extensive experience and training. He has had the privilege of collaborating with renowned musicians and ensembles in diverse ge...

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On today's episode of Tuesday Taubman Tips we welcome Edna Golandsky. This episode features a lecture given at the Princeton Symposium of the Golandsky Institute a few years back.
To watch this lecture visit our YouTube channel following this link:
The Profound Effect of the Taubman Approach. 


The Golandsky Institute's mission is to provide cutting-edge instruction to pianists based on the groundbr...

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Israeli pianist Eden Agranat Meged is a full ABRSM Scholarship student at the Royal Academy of Music, London, in the class of Ian Fountain. He started his piano studies in Jerusalem with Anat Paul at the Hasadna Conservatory and continued with Adela Umansky, at the Kfar-Saba Conservatory.  Eden won the first prizes in the Lillian Davis Piano Competition, London, the Harriet Cohen Bach Competition, London, and the Pnina Salzman Pian...

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Jennifer Rosenfeld is the creator of The White Rose, a podcast and musical based on the true story of a student-led resistance movement in Nazi Germany. In addition to writing the music and lyrics, she performed on the recording as a pianist and singer. Previously, Jennifer composed the music for the 15-minute musical Fears Anonymous, which debuted at the 2018 Hollywood Fringe Festival, presented by New Musicals Inc.

Jennifer is a l...

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Today's episode comes from a August 6, 2020 Golandsky Institute Online Workshop featuring John Bloomfield.

Here's the video of today's episode: https://youtu.be/25qmMcQqNqM The audio for this podcast episode is taken about half-way through the video presentation.

PDF Handout: https://bit.ly/8620GIExamples

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