The Approach

The Taubman Approach to music-making liberates pianists to play effortlessly, unburdened by physical limitations. Based on principles of physiology, the Taubman Approach is built on the concept of coordinate motion defined as unified finger, hand, and arm movements.

As pianists apply the Taubman Approach, they not only unravel technical complexities that might block artistic expression, they also free themselves from injury, pain, and fatigue. As a result, virtuosity of the hands, tone projection, and intellectual penetration emerge uniting the artist, the instrument, and the music into a magical musical flow.

Whether you are a performing artist, a student, a teacher, or an instrumentalist, you can discover the power of Dorothy Taubman’s technique through a full range of instructional venues.

About Dorothy Taubman

A celebrated innovator, with an international reputation for her revolutionary concepts and principles on the art of playing the piano, Dorothy Taubman was praised in numerous prestigious publications for her work. In one of several articles in the New York Times, she was described as a “doyenne of the master class who understands a lot about how people play the piano.” She delivered papers at many conferences on Music Medicine and gave lectures and master classes at many colleges, universities, conservatories, conventions, and festivals throughout the United States and abroad. These include Oberlin College, New England Conservatory, Tanglewood, Lincoln Center, The Gina Bachauer Piano Festival, the Rubin Academy, and the Jerusalem Music Center in Israel. She was Professor at the Aaron Copland School of Music of Queens College and was a frequent presenter on the Master Series at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. Mrs. Taubman taught aspiring young artists and professional performers in her Brooklyn, New York studio.

Cooperative Programs

Through Cooperative Programs, piano teachers and students can learn the approach from Taubman-trained faculty members. Each program is tailored to meet the needs of the sponsoring organization, whether a University, school, or association of music teachers. Customized Cooperative Programs range from one to five days and can include lectures, master classes, individual private instruction, and performances by artists from the Taubman International Festival faculty. Cooperative Programs have been held around the world at Universities, Conservatories, and various music organizations.

Taubman Learning Centers

Faculty members trained in the Taubman Approach provide individual private lessons to students, teachers, and performers throughout the United States, Europe, Brazil, and Israel.